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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Rush University
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 16, 2023

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Job Description:

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow collaborates with the Principal Investigator and other team members to analyze cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying blood-induced joint disease in patients with bleeding disorders (hemophilia, etc.) and to identify diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers and promising therapeutic targets for joint bleeding/hemophilic arthropathy. The team performs comprehensive analyses involving molecular, cellular, phenotypic, and functional examinations. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designs and performs experimental studies.

  • Develops/optimizes assays and troubleshoot during research.

  • Analyzes and organizes research data.

  • Animal husbandry and surgery.

  • Prepares manuscripts for publication and present findings in scientific meetings.

  • Follows good laboratory safety practices and comply with protocols and regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in biomedical sciences.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Proficient with computer applications.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Strong independent-thinking, problem-solving, and analytic skills.

  • Willingness to work with mice.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Experience with molecular/cellular biology assays (RT-PCR & qPCR, ELISA, Luminex, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, etc.)

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.

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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