Faculty, Clinical/Translational Research


Rush University Graduate College invites applications for a tenure-track position (the appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate level based on the accomplishments of the successful candidate). The ideal candidate will have earned a PhD or an MD and will pursue their clinical, translational, or basic science research preferably by creatively addressing important questions in neuroscience or cancer related fields. The Rush Graduate College offers excellent research facilities, competitive start-up funds, and operational support.  

The incumbent will have experience and expertise in clinical research and will contribute the educational mission of the graduate college by directing the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program (MSCR). The MSCR Program engages students in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research. The Program provides a rigorous academic experience, including hands-on exposure to, and practical experience in, clinical research. Primary responsibilities as Program Director will be curriculum review, student progression and mentoring, as well as facilitating community building, Program identity, and student-faculty interaction. Additional responsibilities include organizing faculty mentoring opportunities and peer mentoring.  

In addition to directing the MSCR Program candidates are encouraged to pursue research and/or clinical responsibilities depending on candidate background.

Leah Tyrrell

Leah Tyrrell

Director, Faculty Recruitment
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Opportunity Criteria

  • Specialty

    Clinical Research

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Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Leah Tyrrell

Leah Tyrrell

Director, Faculty Recruitment

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