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Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral researcher

A postdoctoral researcher is sought to join the Gupta lab in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University. The project is to implement a novel high-throughput chemical screen and to apply candidate compounds in experimental models of inflammatory and renal diseases.

We are particularly focused on the following:

  • Immune cell recruitment/models of inflammation
  • Models of glomerular diseases, such as FSGS and diabetic nephropathy.

A brief description of projects can be found elsewhere in the Gupta section of this website.

Requirements include a MD or PhD in life sciences with cell biology/immunology background. Mammalian cell culture, experience with small animal handling, molecular biology techniques and organizational skills are required.

Prior experience with some of the following techniques is required:

  • High-throughput screening
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Vertebrate biology
  • Working with small animals
  • Cell transfection assays
  • Flow cytometry (FACS)
  • Molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, RT-PCR).

Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and efficient, and must interact well with others as part of a team. The successful candidate must also have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

Due to grant funding restrictions, U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) applicants are preferred.

Where to apply

Please send your resume with names of three references to Vineet Gupta, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1735 W. Harrison St., Room 714, Cohn Building, Chicago, IL 60612 or email to

Inquiries from prospective students and postdoctoral fellows are always welcome.