The Ji Lab at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) focuses on regenerative niches for the remodeling of injured lungs. LUC Medical Campus is widely recognized for its exceptional, innovative, and collaborative research environment, and is investing significant resources in expanding interdisciplinary research in the computational, genomic, cellular, and molecular bases of pulmonary diseases. The Ji Lab is dedicated to applying state-of-the-art computational strategies to identify new molecular endotypes, biomarkers, and microbiota of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The lab is located in the LUC Medical Campus, a suburban area of west Chicago, the third largest city in the USA. Three positions are available immediately ranked from Assistant Professor to postdoctoral research associate based on experience and expertise. The individuals will identify and implement computational solutions, stem cell biology, bioinformatics, and biostatistics to ARDS (COVID-19) and sarcoidosis (lung cancer). They will be responsible for taking on highly interdisciplinary projects and key functions in this endeavor, including applying state-of-the-art techniques for basic and advanced analysis of both clinical and omics data. The ideal candidates will be highly motivated, well organized, manage time effectively, and can work independently as well as part of a team.
Required: Doctoral Degree (MD or PhD) Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, other biomedical sciences.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. 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. 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. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.