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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 21, 2023

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Pediatrics


About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent "Best Colleges" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary

To participate in research projects focused on understanding of mechanisms underlying intestinal inflammation and regeneration, mucosal immunity, regulation of intestinal epithelial barrier integrity, and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and necrotizing enterocolitis.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Independently plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro research experiments.
  • Acquires the theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of intestinal biology and mucosal immunology through reading and working with others.
  • Collects, evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings, presents data in meetings, and publishes results in research journals.
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.


Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field obtained within the last 10 years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate would be familiar with molecular biology and immunology work and have experience using mouse models.
  • Motivated candidates without prior experience in these areas, but strong motivation to learn will be considered. Knowledge of common molecular biology techniques is required.
  • A strong track record of relevant publications is desired.
  • The ideal candidate should be curious, self-motivated, and interested in working together with members in PMIR2P.
  • Collegiality, respect, and social skills are essential for this position.

For fullest consideration apply by 01/31/2023. Upload CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for minimum of three references.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. 

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