A full-time postdoctoral position is available in a research laboratory in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The successful candidate will participate in studies to define the mechanism by which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) joint inflammation and bone erosion is modulated.
The postdoctoral opportunity will be offered to a highly motivated and collaborative individual that is capable of independent thinking that is excited about learning new technologies and publishing in high impact journals. The candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills and be familiar with techniques such as multi-color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR and animal handling and breeding. The priority will be given to recently graduated applicants with PhD or MD/PhD applicants that are expect to graduate from an Immunology / rheumatology program. Also we expect applicants to have at least one or two first author immunology related published articles. Being familiar with genotyping and FACS analysis is a must. Knowing how to analyze big data sets from RNA sequencing is a huge advantage.
Having experience in macrophage, T cell and bone biology and animal injection is a plus. The friendly and extremely collaborative environment in addition to translational studies performed in the lab cultivates high productive milieu. The lab is especially suited for driven candidates that are on fast track. With one of the most diverse student, employees and faculty populations in the nation, University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for its employees and fostering a sense of belonging. We’re located in a bustling city, and there’s no shortage of exciting opportunities right here on campus.
Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests and the names of three references to:
Shiva Shahrara, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine