At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career – you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn, grow and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation, for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in Chicago, one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center – Neuropathology
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Neuroscientist to work on funded clinical-pathologic grants in the laboratory and to build on and further their own research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These funded studies will investigate quantitative and qualitative neuropathologic brain changes in relationship to cognitive and behavioral changes that accompany aging. The candidate for this role will exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values.
Use qualitative and quantitative microscopic techniques to quantify neuropathologic and neuroanatomic markers of neurodegenerative and vascular diseases in autopsy specimens
Implement and perform newly funded clinical-pathologic studies in the laboratory
Communicate with outside investigators, experts and companies to investigate new or improved laboratory technologies that can enhance data collection and scientific investigation
Perform tissue dissections, as well as process, cut and stain human tissue
Order new equipment and laboratory supplies needed to perform studies
Manage and index specimens and perform data collection for analysis
Assist in the application for and implementation of new grant funding
Develop an independent line of research integrated with the Rush ADC research goals
Develop, prepare and write scientific manuscripts as first or contributing author
Ready to apply? Please submit your resume to Tracy_Faulkner@rush.edu.
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.
Ph.D. or MD degree required
Laboratory background, with experience working with tissue-based studies
Proficiency using computers
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Internal Number: 2018-2784
About Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career – you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn, grow and become more. Deeply rooted in education, our culture provides our employees with the tools they need to shape our medical center, as well as the future of health care everywhere. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report and by The Leapfrog Group as a Top Hospital for the fourth consecutive year.