Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) - Dr. Wainwright's Lab

Loyola University-Chicago
February 19, 2023
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Job Title Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) - Dr. Derek Wainwright's Lab

Position Title Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) - Dr. Wainwright's Lab Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus Location Code Dept of Cancer Biology (06311A) Department Name DEPARTMENT OF CANCER BIOLOGY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available in the Wainwright Laboratory on Brain Aging, Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy in the Departments of Cancer Biology and Neurological Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow for conducting original research using human glioblastoma patient-derived xenografts as well as syngeneic and humanized immunocompetent mouse glioblastoma models for studying: (i) the effects and underlying mechanisms of advanced age on outcomes from glioblastoma; as well as (ii) novel immunotherapeutic approaches that neutralize the negative effects of brain aging while simultaneously enhancing anti-glioblastoma immunity. We are a highly interactive and integrated team that utilizes sophisticated methodology involving complex genomics, molecular/cell biology, immunology/immunotherapy, and in vivo approaches to advance translational therapies for patients with glioblastoma. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to cell biology, immunology, aging biology, neuroscience and/or cancer research. Applicants should have strong skills in molecular, cell biology (and preferably immunology and/or neuroscience), excellent oral and written communication skills, and a publication record with at least 1 first-authored manuscript in a reputable peer reviewed journal. Previous experience with animal handling is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and will be in accordance with the NIH pay scale for Postdoctoral Fellows. Additional information can be obtained by directly emailing the PI, Derek A. Wainwright, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Scientific Director of Brain Tumor Research, Program Leader of Cancer Biology & Therapeutics, Departments of Cancer Biology & Neurological Surgery, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, at [email protected].


Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology, or other discipline related to the molecular biosciences.

Physical Demands Standing, Repetitive Motions Working Conditions Odors, Animals, Irregular Hours Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell or molecular biology, or other discipline related to the molecular biosciences; demonstrated expertise in working with cancer stem cells to study cancer initiation and progression; a publication record consistent with background; strong communication skills, both orally and written; research experience with tissue culture, transfection, RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9, molecular cloning, retrovirus and/lentivirus production, PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, co-immunoprecipitation, western blotting, fluorescence microscopy.

Open Date 01/13/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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