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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Gao Lab)

UIC - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chicago, Illinois
Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Life Sciences, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology, Proteomics
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Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate.  The Yu Gao lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago to conduct a variety of interdisciplinary biology and single-cell proteomics projects. Previous experience in either cellular and molecular biology, proteomics, mass spectrometry or data science is a strong plus. Gao lab ( is well equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and data analysis platforms. Our research brings biology, chemistry and informatics together to tackle problems in single-cell proteomics, cancer biology, developmental biology and immune systems. Training in proteomics, mass spectrometry and machine learning approaches will be provided once hired. The lab is well-funded and looking for talented PhDs to fill a post-doctoral position. The new hire will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator and keep a clean and clear lab record. The interview of suitable candidates may include a basic knowledge and skill test.

The primary job duties include but are not limited to working independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to conduct high quality research. Cell culture (mammalian cell), protein purification, affinity purification, SDS-PAGE, western blot, molecular biology techniques. Follow scientific literature and present recent advances in related research areas. Attend group meetings and provide necessary helps to others. Keep clean and clear lab records. Under the supervision of the Primary Investigator, with supervision, write methods and other sections of protocols, research manuscripts, and other scientific documents.

Applicants should submit a CV, and the names and contact information of three references by December 31, 2022 to this link:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

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The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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