Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Givogri Lab

Job Number: 68153

Location: Chicago, US

Job Description


Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Givogri Lab

Hiring Department: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Posting Close Date: 1/31/24


A funded opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the laboratory of Dr. Maria I Givogri at the University of Illinois at Chicago is available starting January 2024. The successful candidate will be working on molecular and translational neuroscience in genetic diseases of the brain. The main focus of this position is to study molecular pathways involved in the embryonic and early postnatal neuropathology of Krabbe disease. The successful candidate will conduct multidisciplinary in vitro and in vivo research with a variety of approaches including biochemical assays, western blotting, immunocytochemistry, RT-PCR, Elisa, confocal microscopy, and neural cell culture. The candidate will have experience working with mice, stereotaxic techniques, small animal surgeries, cell culture, and molecular biology. 


The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree obtained within the last 1-2 years, a record of publications conformed to career stage, and experimental & scientific background in molecular and/or translational neuroscience and immunology. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be able to take full responsibility for the design, execution, and direction of their assigned research project.


Send your application package (a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation, one being of the actual employer and another from the dissertation director) to [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]. Interview of candidates will take place via zoom meetings.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.

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University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This employment offer is contingent on your timely submission of proof of your vaccination. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes


Application Deadline: 2023-12-31


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