Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Department: Anatomy & Cell Biology
Specialty: Post Doctoral Fellow
Job Number: 2022-1517
Date Posted: 05/02/2022
Position Type: Research
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
We are seeking a creative and self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join the Ross laboratory in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. The post-doctoral fellow will work primarily on a project investigating the effects of HIV and antiretrovirals on bone loss to better understand the high prevalence and early onset of osteoporosis in people living with HIV.
The NIH funded project will utilize a in vitro culture systems of primary and immortalized human cells, preclinical mouse models, including immunocompromised and HIV infected mice, and data and samples from a local human subjects cohort study. The post-doctoral fellow will exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Independently perform related studies
Solve and report scientific/technical problems encountered during research
Collect and analyze research data and prepare and present poster/slide presentations for internal progress reports/presentation at scientific meetings
Write scientific manuscript(s) for publication of completed research
Required Job Qualifications:
PhD or PhD/MD
Experience in biology with knowledge of bone remodeling
Solid publication track record
Effective communication and writing skills
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Experience with animal handling
Experience with cell culture techniques
Experience with x-ray including of the skeleton, including X-ray, DXA, and microCT
Experience with skeletal histology and dynamic histomorphometry
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
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.