Lung Cancer Researcher – Research Faculty
Research | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Anatomy & Cell Biology

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 the position of lung cancer researcher.

The Rush Lung Center in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology is seeking an investigator with an interest in translational research in the field of lung cancer. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D or other advanced degree, with demonstrated success in obtaining NIH (or equivalent) funding, track-record of leadership, excellent communication skills, and a productive publication record. Candidates at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level are encouraged to apply. The ability to bring members from the candidate’s current laboratory will be entertained. Primary responsibilities include leading and executing collaborative research projects focusing on lung cancer, sustaining an extramurally-supported research program, supervising and providing guidance and mentorship to trainees and other researchers within the laboratory, and designing and directing experiments.

The Rush Lung Center is a collaborative effort that has brought together pulmonology, thoracic surgery, oncology, and otolaryngology to provide the highest-level clinical care for lung diseases in Chicago. The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology currently has five principal investigators who focus on cancer, including one faculty member with a focus on identifying genomic, proteomic, and radiomic biomarkers of lung cancer. Our biorepository contains patient specimens (serum, plasma, and frozen tissue) from over 4000 thoracic surgical encounters. In addition, we currently hold DNA and RNA sequencing data for nearly 2000 lung cancer patients, with annotated clinical follow up. Finally, a motivated team of Rush clinicians is excited to partner with an established translational researcher to ask original questions and apply these findings in the clinical setting.

Rush University System for Health is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. Rush includes Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush 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 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized ten Rush programs amongst the nation’s best. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking third among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.

Interested candidates, please send your 1) CV, 2) cover letter, and 3) research statement to:

Kara Confer

Recruiter, Faculty and Provider Recruitment

Faculty_Recruitment@Rush.edu

Research statements should include how you plan to develop 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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Kara Confer
Kara Confer
Director, Faculty and Provider Recruitment

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.

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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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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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