• Post Doctoral Associate

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-6076
    Category
    Research
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

    Postdoctoral Associate

    In this position, the candidate will perform NIH-funded research on lung and vascular biology under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. He/She will utilize knowledge of compound formulation and delivery to perform studies including generating novel nanoparticles for in vivo animal drug delivery, and daily experiments involved in cell culture (primary cultures of endothelial cells, macrophages), molecular biology, nanoparticle-mediated delivery of CRISPR all-in-one plasmid for  in vivo genome editing to identify potential novel therapeutic approaches for treatment of lung diseases including acute lung injury and pulmonary hypertension.  In addition, we expect the holder of the position to keep careful experimental records, develop and write advanced and comprehensive experimental protocols, analyze results and write research findings for publications and grant applications. These are all areas necessary for growth of the program. The position of Postdoctoral Fellow requires a Ph.D. degree in Nanochemistry and bionanomaterials or related field of study as well as 3 or more years of experience or training in biomedical research, which is a standard requirement for this type of position.

    Responsibilities

    Area Specific Job Accountabilities: 

    1. Undertake an independent research project in the area of lung and vascular biology.
    2. Analyze data, prepare manuscripts and presentations at local, national and international venues.
    3. Participate collaboratively in other research projects
    4. Help write grant proposals and progress reports related to research project.
    5. Participate in regular lab meetings, journal clubs, research seminars and graduate student training.

     

    Qualifications

    1. A level of knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a Ph.D. or M.D.
    2. Possess an excellent command of the English language; medical and scientific terminology is required.
    3. Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.

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