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Rush University Medical Center Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Microbial Pathogens & Immunity in Chicago, Illinois

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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Microbial Pathogens & Immunity





Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Post Doctoral Fellow

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Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. 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 ofMicrobial Pathogens & Immunity.

Position Highlights :

We are seeking a creative and a self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a laboratory at Rush University in the department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity. The fellow will work on a project involving imaging the HIV/SIV latent reservoir in the Central Nervous System (CNS). The Schneider laboratory has an interest in understanding which cell types emerge harboring virus following combined antiretroviral therapy(cART) cessation.

The research projects will utilize a wide range of experimental techniques which include viral RNA/DNAscope imaging, viral qPCR, and RNA-seq on bulk tissue in the CNS. The post-doctoral fellow will exemplifyy the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Independently perform related studies

  2. Solve and report scientific/technical problems encountered during research

  3. Collect and analyze research data and prepare and present poster/slide presentations for internal progress reports/presentation at scientific meetings

  4. Write scientific manuscript(s) for publication of completed research

Required Position Qualifications:

  • PhD or PhD/MD.

  • Experience in biochemistry and/or HIV research.

  • Solid publication track record.

  • Effective writing skills.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Experience with cryostat and OCT sectioning.

  • Experience with widefield deconvolution or confocal microscopy.

  • Experience with whole tissue lysis and protein/cytokine analysis.

  • Experience with RNA/DNA isolation and qPCR.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Eleven Rush programs were recently ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.

  • 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.