Research Associate (Post-doctoral Fellow) Department of Gastroenterology

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Research Associate (Post-doctoral Fellow), Department of Gastroenterology

Position Title:

Research Associate (Post-doctoral Fellow) Department of Gastroenterology

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

Location Code:

GASTROENTEROLOGY (06506A)

Department Name:

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Duties and Responsibilities:

The laboratory of Gail Hecht, MD is seeking a Post-doctoral fellow for work in studying host-pathogen interactions with an emphasis on enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and the clinical relevance of atypical EPEC in causing disease. The research will also entail studies regarding the structural biology of intestinal epithelial cells with specific emphasis on actin and its binding partners. The applicant must have a Post-doctoral degree in science in a topic related to cell biology and microbiology or a similar field. The applicant must have experience with techniques related to cell culture, western blot, PCR, confocal microscopy, tissue immunohistochemistry for light and electron microscopy, and animal handling. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis is a must as well as familiarity with image processing programs such as ImageJ or Adobe Photoshop. It is preferred that the candidate have experience preparing and executing both oral and poster presentations for national conferences as well as experience in manuscript preparation and submission.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

A PhD in a biological sciences area is required.

Open Date:

08/09/2019

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/11909

Job Number:

8550412

Organizational Location:

HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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