Epidemiology - Research Faculty
Research | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Epidemiology

Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for faculty positions as assistant professor in The Rush Institute for Health Aging. The successful candidate will contribute to an expanding and vibrant research portfolio at the Institute around community epidemiology. Areas of interest include Alzheimer’s disease monitoring and trends, racial disparities, life-course risk factors, neuroimaging and blood biomarkers, nutrition, neuropsychology, physical activity, healthy aging, genetics, and multigenerational studies. The successful candidates will facilitate ongoing research projects in large multigenerational epidemiologic studies. They will be expected to establish independent research careers.

Research experience and relevant publications highly desired. Candidates should preferably hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, psychology, gerontology, or medicine. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research.

Interested candidates, please send your 1) CV, 2) cover letter, and 3) research statement to Kara Confer at Faculty_Recruitment@Rush.edu.

Research statements should include how you plan to develop and support a research program at Rush, including outlining a vision of what you hope to accomplish in terms of professional and scientific aims over the next 3-5 years.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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Why Rush?

Best HospitalsRush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.


Rush is united by diversity, inclusion and a commitment to health equity. Rush is also a perennial “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

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Chicago offers an excellent selection of homes in downtown, suburban and rural locations, as well as public and private schools and colleges. Local museums, entertainment, culture and the arts are world-class. Celebrated restaurants, craft breweries and local distilleries abound.

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Research at Rush

Rush is currently involved in more than 1,600 research studies, many NIH-funded. Rush’s long tradition of discovery dates back to determining the causes of scarlet fever, heart attacks and sickle cell anemia. Today we’re also leaders in neurosciences, cancer, immunology, infection, regenerative medicine and more. Join us in spearheading life-changing research at the national level.

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