Post Doctoral Research Associate- Lee Lab

University of Illinois

Date: 1 week ago
City: Chicago, IL
Contract type: Full time
University of Illinois

Post Doctoral Research Associate- Lee Lab

Hiring Department
: Physiology and Biophysics

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1015663

Posting Close Date: 01/16/2023

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Postdoctoral Research Associate:

A Postdoctoral Research Associate positionis immediately available inthe laboratory of Dr. MonicaY. Lee, locatedin the Department of Physiology &Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).The Lee Lab has a long‐standing interest in endothelial cell signaling mechanisms and the impact of signal dysregulation on vascular pathophysiology. We are currently focused on understanding the role of nuclear pore component proteins (i.e. nucleoporins) in endothelial biology, vascular function, and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Lee is a member of the UIC Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCVR), an integrative platform for translational and clinical science, where association with the CCVR will provide postdoctoral researchers direct exposure to scientific training and networking opportunities.

We use a combination of high‐content screening together with modern in vitro and in vivo techniques to allow for a multi‐tier, integrative approach toward translational research. We have generated several novel mouse models that reflect perturbed nucleoporin expression and/or function to facilitate translational studies related to cardiovascular disease. Through collaborative efforts, we have access to multiple cutting-edge techniques to assess endothelial flow-responsiveness and vascular reactivity. Additional tasks will include:

Collaborating with the Principal Investigator and other researchers to design mouse studies
Testing, optimizing, and implementing both new and existing methods/techniques
Developing comprehensive laboratory protocols while maintaining accurate records of the work performed
Generating data, compiling figures, and drafting documents for grant applications and peer-reviewed manuscripts
Able to supervise and train others in specialized tasks


Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have received a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. within the last 0‐2 years in Cell Biology, Pathology, Molecular Physiology (or related disciplines) and possess a strong publication history. Candidates with a background in vascular cell biology or nuclear organization are particularly encouraged to apply. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is essential. The candidate must be able to multitask and work independently in a dynamic research environment while maintaining professionalism for collaborative work. Applicants must be capable of designing and conducting experiments independently, writing manuscripts and fellowship applications, and presenting research at national level meetings.

Preferred Qualifications

To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact information for three references via Job Board by January 16, 2023.

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