Family Medicine Research - Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Medical College - Main Campus | Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting experienced Research Faculty to advance its research core. Faculty in this new core will conduct translational studies and health services research to improve primary care and enhance health equity. Three full-time positions are open, including one for the Vice Chair for Research (at the Associate or Full Professor level), and two additional researchers.  The Chair of the Department is a successful NIH-funded investigator with multiple behavioral clinical trials addressing chronic disease health inequities.  We are seeking individuals who will conduct innovative, rigorous, grant funded research, engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.), and can mentor other faculty members.

Rush University partners with the University of Chicago and other local health systems and universities in the Institute for Translational Medicine (, a NIH translational sciences center.  With DePaul University, Rush established the Center for Community Health Equity ( to advance public health and reduce health disparities through community-engaged inquiry, scholarship, and service.  Rush is also a participant in the PCORI-funded Chicago-Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network, or CAPriCORN ( These networks, combined with Rush’s own internal culture of interprofessional collaboration, make this a rich environment in which talented researchers can thrive.

Ideal candidates would be Family Physicians, but we also welcome doctoral-level candidates with training in Behavioral Sciences, Translational Basic Science, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, or other related fields.

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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?

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in five specialties — with two in the top ten — and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall. Rush has been a Magnet® nursing organization for more than 10 years.


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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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.