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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Rush Rheumatology

**Job Title:**

Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Rush Rheumatology

**Department:**

Rheumatology

**Shift:**

1st

**Full/Part:**

Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

**Specialty:**

Research

**Job Number:**

2021-0563

**Job Description:**

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research.At RUMC we are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment.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 ofRheumatology.

**Job Summary** :

Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

**Job Responsibilities:**

1. Perform laboratory investigations selected by the Principal Investigators.

2. Direct communication between the employee and Laboratory Manager.

3. Plans and directs experiments related to cell neurobiology, arthritis and pain research, and takes responsibility for planning and execution of an assigned project; identifying and executing an original research project.

4. Read literature for articles pertinent to research objectives. Attend Lectures, conferences, workshops and visit other laboratories.

5. Responsible for animal handling and for working with animal tissue.

6. Responsible for learning and performing established research protocols. Complete and accurate documentation concerning the preparation methods, supplies and instruments, modifications of protocol, and results is required. Assists Laboratory Manager in the development of new protocols.

7. Summarizes data periodically for analysis. Assists Laboratory Manager in statistical analyses and the preparation of appropriate tables, graphs, photographs, and/or illustrations. Prepares manuscripts for publication.

8. Obtains human and animal biological materials necessary for the research project. Make arrangements with appropriate department for the collection and transport of the material to the laboratory.

9. Performs quality control test on materials and reagents used for research protocols. Record proper stage conditions, preparation and expiration dates on supply labels.

10. Proper safety procedures are followed at all time while working in the laboratory. Responsible for acquiring information on the safe handling of unusual chemicals or biomaterials. Hazardous materials are disposed of according to the regulations determined by the medical center.

**Required Job Qualifications:**

+ MD /Ph.D. Degree.

+ Handing laboratory animals, specifically mice.

+ Working knowledge of computers and system peripherals.

+ Working knowledge of safety techniques for handling infectious agents, hazardous chemicals, and radioisotopes.

+ Working knowledge of real-time PC, western blot, genotyping, and animal handling.

**Preferred Job Qualifications:**

+ Two years laboratory experience in tissue culture, immunohistochemistry and/or molecular biology.

+ Expertise in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, RT-PCR), immunoprecipitation/Western blots and extraction of DNA, RNA and protein from tissue samples.

**Physical Demands:**

+ Good general health, manual dexterity and visual acuity.

+ Articulate and able to communicate clearly.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

+ Ability to organize and perform laboratory work on several concurrent research projects.

+ Detail oriented.

+ A mature poised individual.

+ Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours, if necessary.

+ Above average initiative and scientific interest.

+ Perceptive to problems arising in experimental procedures.

+ Motivated to perform with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.

**Company Highlights:**

+ Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

+ The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for several 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.