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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Immunology/Microbiology

Rush University
Chicago, Illinois
Salary based on NIH Scale
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Physiology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type
Job Description:

We are seeking a creative and a self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join Dr. Lena Al-Harthi's Lab at Rush University in the department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity. The fellow will work on projects to study the role of glial cells in neuroinflammation. Initial appointment will be for one year, with a second-year appointment subject to satisfactory progress. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The post-doc fellow will lead his/her own project, collaborate with others in the laboratory, and may even be responsible for technical training of students in the lab.

  • Opportunities for formal lectures in graduate school also exist and depend on career interest of candidate.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • PhD or PhD/MD.

  • Experience in neuroscience, or related field

  • Solid publication track record.

  • Effective writing skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Glial biology experience

  • Xenotransplantation is highly desired

  • Technical experience in advanced immunohistostaining

  • Confocal microscopy to assess neurological injury

  • Animal brain studies

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Rush University Medical Center was ranked among the top 20 best hospitals to work at in 2019 by Indeed.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 5 categories.

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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