Employer: University of Illinois Chicago
Hiring Department: Medicine/Division of Rheumatology
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/50?c=uic
A Postdoctoral Associate position is available at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate to investigate the mechanism by which immunometabolism is regulated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) immune cells. This position will be focused on defining the molecular mechanism involved in RA macrophage, T cell, and fibroblast metabolism and their cellular cross-regulation by integrating cutting-edge molecular technologies with traditional cellular & molecular immunology-based approaches. Please refer to our recent publications for further information: Arthritis Rheum 2021 (PMID: 33982895), Cell Mol Life Sci 2021 (PMID: 34705053), Cell Mol Immunol 2021 (PMID: 32415262). All the research projects in the lab are translational and use patient blood, synovial fluid, and tissue to authenticate the preclinical findings. Candidates will have the opportunity to perform basic immunological research while translating their findings from bench to bedside.
The postdoctoral candidate must be self-motivated with research experience in cellular and molecular immunology techniques, as well as experimental models. The candidate should have excellent writing and communication skills and be familiar with techniques such as multi-color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, qRT-PCR, animal handling. This job is open for recent graduate applicants with Ph.D. or applicants that expect to graduate from their Ph.D. program soon. Applicants should have at least one or two immune-related published articles preferably related to autoimmunity or inflammation. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have previous experience in autoimmunity, immunometabolism as well as innate and adaptive immunity.
Plan, direct and perform specialized and advanced research experiments
Evaluate and analyze data
May establish new research protocols and procedures
Summarize research data for publication
May be responsible for laboratory operations
May supervise students
The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art research equipment and is located at the University of Illinois at Chicago with full-time access to excellent facilities in the Department of Medicine. The campus is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to Chicago’s sports and entertainment center, and downtown area. On-campus, you will find a vibrant academic, athletic, and multicultural environment that involves students, staff, and faculty from across the university.
MD or Ph.D. in Immunology, Health Science, or a related field.