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 of Orthopedic Surgery.
Incumbent performs molecular, cell and biochemistry work and experiments under limited supervision, utilizing advanced degrees of technical proficiency. Designs, initiates and performs complex scientific research experiments at a high level of proficiency without supervision within a translational research laboratory that studies bone and cartilage diseases, diabetes and obesity. Evaluates data, prepares final reports, and presents at local and national meetings based on results. The selected candidate will gain experience in cutting edge molecular and cellular biological techniques, biomechanical testing, nanoparticles for protein/drug delivery, and in vivo and post mortem animal imaging to be applied to bone, cartilage and metabolic research. Laboratory projects have great potential to become independent research projects that would further ambitious, motivated postdoctoral careers. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Plans and directs experiments related to cell biology, biochemistry and immunology research, including 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.
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 regulations
Responsible for animal handling and for working with animal tissues
Performs other job related assignments as assigned
May also be required to supervise research employees and/or nonexempt staff.
Required Position Qualifications:
A mature and motivated individual who is well trained in areas of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry
Education: PhD or MD, equivalent experience
Earned PhD or MD in sciences or equivalent. Molecular biology, cell biology, biomedical engineering or biochemistry PhD preferred.
0-3 years post doc experience with cell culture, molecular biology techniques and animal handling experience.
Expertise in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, RT-PCR), immunoprecipitation/Western blots and extraction of DNA, RNA and protein from tissue samples.
Expertise in working with relevant experimental models of disease
Enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient and interact well with others as part of a team.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to organize and perform laboratory work on several concurrent research projects.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Strong communication, data analysis, organizational and computer skills preferred.
Bachelor of Science degree in a life science or related field preferred
Published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals preferred.
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.
RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
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.
Internal Number: 2020-0584
About Rush University Medical Center
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.