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University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
3 days ago
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
3 days ago
Job Type
Job Function
Basic Research


The Roth lab in the Departments of Anesthesiology, and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a highly motivated postdoc to lead a project studying exosome biology and engineering for therapeutics in ischemic diseases of the retina. This research is presently supported by two NIH R01 grants and other funding.   See for details on the research and the lab. This is an opportunity for a well-qualified and motivated post-doc to acquire training and experience in a new and exciting area of study.  

Duties & Responsibilities

Design and perform in vivo and in vitro laboratory experiments using cell and molecular biology approaches; test, optimize, and implement both new and existing methods, procedures, and techniques; assist with in vivo rodent studies; maintain the laboratory equipment and material; develop, write, and maintain comprehensive laboratory protocols and records of results; write manuscripts under the supervision of the PI; present data in scientific events and laboratory/Dept. Meetings; coordinate experiments with co-investigators; and; co-mentor undergraduate and graduate students under the guidance of the PI.


This position requires a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree in biological sciences (biology, cell biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, or vision or neuroscience preferred), and at least two original research publications in an indexed journal. Position is immediately available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and university guidelines

Applicants should send a cover letter describing interest in the position, a summary of previous research experience, and a detailed curriculum vitae to Dr. Roth in the Department of Anesthesiology via email to

Prior experience with animal studies, cell culture, RNA and DNA isolation, cell transfection, western blot, confocal microscopy, immunostaining, qPCR, and flow cytometry is a requisite.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

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. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

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Job ID: 72575851

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