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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Rush Nephrology

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Rush NephrologyDepartment: NephrologyShift: 1stSpecialty: ResearchJob Number: 2020-2204Date Posted: 09/08/2020Position Type: ResearchJob Qualifications:At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. 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 in the Gupta Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.Position Highlights: A Post-doctoral Researcher is sought to join the Gupta Laboratory in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. The project is to study integrin receptors and the role of Myeloid cells in Autoimmune diseases and in Cancer, using a number of in vitro and in vivo model systems. We are particularly focused on CD11b and have developed novel therapeutic platforms for targeting integrins with allosteric agonists. The projects in the laboratory are focused on furthering our understanding at a molecular and cellular level. Additional details and key papers from the lab are at guptalab.com.Additionally, we are seeking a mature and motivated individual who is well trained in areas of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient and interact well with others as part of a team. Work under very limited supervision, with an advanced degree of technical proficiency. Capability to design, initiate and perform complex scientific research experiments performed by a Translational Medicine research laboratory. Ability to troubleshoot and evaluate data, and prepare final reports/papers based on experimental results. Position Responsibilities: Responsible for planning and directing experiments related to cell biology, biochemistry and immunology research. This includes the planning and execution of an assigned project; identifying and executing an original research project. Identifies an original research project, experiments, and potential research directions related to research activities; collects, evaluates, interprets and provides documentation of research data to accomplish research objectives. Successful candidate must also have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.Candidates with less than two years of prior post-doctoral experience are preferred.Provides own data collection, preparation of manuscripts, and research papers for presentation and/or publications. Maintains a safe laboratory environment and ensures compliance with governmental and University policies, procedures, rules and regulation. Responsible for animal handling and for working with animal tissues. Performs other job related assignments as needed. The successful candidate may also be required to supervise Research employees and/or nonexempt staff. Position Qualifications Include: PhD or MD in sciences or equivalent required. Must have 0-3 years post doc experience required with cell culture, molecular biology techniques and animal handling. Strong communication, data analysis, computer and organizational skills are highly desirable. Prior experience is required with some of the following techniques: high-throughput screening, mammalian cell culture, cell transfection assays, flow cytometry (FACS). Expertise in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, RT-PCR), immunoprecipitation/Western blots and extraction of DNA, RNA and protein from patient tissue samples is a must. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient and interact well with others as part of a team. Expertise in working with relevant experimental models of disease is a must. Expertise with confocal imaging techniques and with high-content screening platforms will be a big plus. Must be able to work at a high level of independence. Abilities: Good general health, manual dexterity and visual acuity; articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Possess the ability to organize and perform laboratory work on several concurrent research projects.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.At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. 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 in the Gupta Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.Position Highlights: A Post-doctoral Researcher is sought to join the Gupta Laboratory in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. The project is to study integrin receptors and the role of Myeloid cells in Autoimmune diseases and in Cancer, using a number of in vitro and in vivo model systems. We are particularly focused on CD11b and have developed novel therapeutic platforms for targeting integrins with allosteric agonists. The projects in the laboratory are focused on furthering our understanding at a molecular and cellular level. Additional details and key papers from the lab are at guptalab.com.Additionally, we are seeking a mature and motivated individual who is well trained in areas of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient and interact well with others as part of a team. Work under very limited supervision, with an advanced degree of technical proficiency. Capability to design, initiate and perform complex scientific research experiments performed by a Translational Medicine research laboratory. Ability to troubleshoot and evaluate data, and prepare final reports/papers based on experimental results. Position Responsibilities: Responsible for planning and directing experiments related to cell biology, biochemistry and immunology research. This includes the planning and execution of an assigned project; identifying and executing an original research project. Identifies an original research project, experiments, and potential research directions related to research activities; collects, evaluates, interprets and provides documentation of research data to accomplish research objectives. Successful candidate must also have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.Candidates with less than two years of prior post-doctoral experience are preferred.Provides own data collection, preparation of manuscripts, and research papers for presentation and/or publications. Maintains a safe laboratory environment and ensures compliance with governmental and University policies, procedures, rules and regulation. Responsible for animal handling and for working with animal tissues. Performs other job related assignments as needed. The successful candidate may also be required to supervise Research employees and/or nonexempt staff. Position Qualifications Include: PhD or MD in sciences or equivalent required. Must have 0-3 years post doc experience required with cell culture, molecular biology techniques and animal handling. Strong communication, data analysis, computer and organizational skills are highly desirable. Prior experience is required with some of the following techniques: high-throughput screening, mammalian cell culture, cell transfection assays, flow cytometry (FACS). Expertise in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, RT-PCR), immunoprecipitation/Western blots and extraction of DNA, RNA and protein from patient tissue samples is a must. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient and interact well with others as part of a team. Expertise in working with relevant experimental models of disease is a must. Expertise with confocal imaging techniques and with high-content screening platforms will be a big plus. Must be able to work at a high level of independence. Abilities: Good general health, manual dexterity and visual acuity; articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Possess the ability to organize and perform laboratory work on several concurrent research projects.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.

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