Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
June 30 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. At RUMC we are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment.  Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry-oriented studies?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position with the Department of Surgery.

Position Highlights:

We are seeking a creative and a self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a multi- disciplinary laboratory at Rush University in the Department of Surgery. The fellow will work on research geared toward understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying wound healing, fibrotic wound healing (e.g. scarring, keloids), and bone regeneration. The fellow will determine drivers of innate and adaptive immune responses as well as fibroblast’s and myofibroblast’s functions in normal, regenerative, and fibrotic tissue and/or bone repair.  Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plans and directs research project in the area of wound healing and bone regeneration.
  • Identifies an original research project, experiments, and potential research directions related to research activities; collects, evaluates, interprets and provides documentation of research data to accomplish research objectives.
  • Provides own data collection, preparation of manuscripts, and research papers for presentation and/or publications.
  • Ensures compliance with governmental and University policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Performs other job related assignments as assigned
  • May also be required to supervise research employees and/or nonexempt staff.

Required Position Qualifications:

  • Earned, prior to hiring, PhD or MD
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to successfully interact with a diverse team, including clinicians, IT staff, and scientist across domains
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to organize and perform work on several concurrent research projects.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Strong communication, data analysis, computer and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to conduct animal research.
  • First-authored publication records
  • Flow cytometry experience.
  • Background in bone, osteogenesis, and/or wound healing

Please apply thru the link below or contact Dr. Amir Dorafshar @ or Dr. Sasha Shafikhani @

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
  • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.


Rush is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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