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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Rush Alzheimer's Neurology

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

*Job Title:* Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Rush Alzheimer's Neurology.*Department:* Alzheimer Disease Center.*Shift:* 1st.*Full/Part:* Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period).*Specialty:* Alzheimer's Disease.*Job Number:* 2.*Job Description:* The Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is leading experimental and epidemiological center for the study of Alzheimer's disease, which has no preventative drugs, and is expected to soon triple in incidence. Over the past two decades, the RADC has carried out numerous community-based cohort studies to better understand Alzheimer's disease and aging. The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join their dynamic team..*Position Highlights* : Neuroscientist to work on multiple NIA-funded longitudinal clinicopathologic studies, including projects in the laboratory that investigate brain changes in relationship to nutrition, depression, and cognitive changes that accompany aging..*Position Responsibilities* : + Use routine and quantitative microscopic techniques (optical dissector stereology, image analysis) for collection of neuropathologic and neuroanatomic markers. + Oversee the day to day organization of different components of the project. + Work closely with the neuropathology supervisor and neuropathology manager to integrate studies within the general laboratory. + Communicate with outside investigators, experts, and companies to investigate new or improved laboratory technologies. + Performing tissue dissections, and processing, cutting and staining human tissue. + Order new equipment and laboratory supplies needed to perform studies. + Manage and index specimens and data collection for analysis..*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities* : + Ph.D. or MD degree required. + Laboratory background, with experience working in the laboratory with tissue based studies + Proficiency using computers. + Excellent written and oral communication skills.*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 University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet facility. + 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 + 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. + As an academic medical center, Rush University MedicalCenter 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.

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