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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary

The Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology, and Infection (Department of Microbiology & Immunology) in the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (entry level). They will be involved in projects that will investigate dynamics of immune responses/parameters during various pathogenic insults and will aim to identify potential immunomodulatory interventions to enhance germinal center responses.

Who We Are

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) is a graduate health sciences university committed to serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness. The university embodies the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by its namesake Dr. Rosalind Franklin, whose Photo 51 was crucial to solving the structure of DNA. RFU is nationally recognized for its research in areas including neuroscience, brain-related diseases, inherited disorders, proteomics, cancer cell biology and immunology, cardiac resuscitation, and gait and balance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

As part of the Vijay lab and in collaboration with other labs at RFUMS and elsewhere, the individual will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Lead independent research projects in an unsupervised manner and conduct experiments contributing to the labs studies.
  • Unsupervised planning, execution, data collection, analyses, and preparation of manuscripts.
  • Train and nurture incoming graduate students to independence.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team.
  • Good English reading, writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Mindset to practice inclusiveness and work within diverse cultural and social settings.
  • Conduct the following specific research activities independently:
    • Infect mice, collect and analyze biological samples.
    • Efficient management of mouse colony.
    • Nucleic acid harvesting and preparation for PCR based assays.
    • Western blotting
    • Cloning and other molecular biology techniques
    • Maintenance of mammalian and bacterial cell cultures
    • Expression and purification of recombinant proteins and plasmids.
    • Immunofluorescence microscopy
    • Mass Spectrometry
    • Exceptional organization skills and adept with Microsoft Office tools, GraphPad Prism (or other data analysis software).

Required Education & Experience
  • PhD in Microbiology and Immunology or related field
  • 0 -1 year post PhD experience
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
  • Must provide proof of COVID19 vaccination or a university approved exemption

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Experience working with various viruses and their propagation.
  • Experience working with inflammasomes preferred.
  • At least 1 primary author and 1 co-author publication.

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions
  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets


Posted: 2021-09-01 Expires: 2021-10-03

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