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Post Doctoral Fellow- IL- Pharmacy Practice

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, Illinois
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in research programs of the college and is intended to be a maximum of a 3 year appointment (2-3 years is typical) renewed on an annual basis. It is required that the individual develops or participates in a research program that leads to publications and grants for external funding and supports the mission of the college. It is expected that the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will assist students, research assistant, research specialist, and faculty with research activities and maintenance of college laboratories.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

• Plan and develop a research project that supports the mission of the college.

• Participate in planning and designing of experiments followed by conducting experiments in the research project. Perform analysis of the data generated and prepare presentation of the data for publications and grants.

• Write manuscripts and grants on the above project.

• Guide and assist students, associates and faculty in research activity.

• Assist in maintenance of research laboratory. Implement laboratory safety protocols and animal care protocols and procedures.

• Perform other duties as required by the college to promote research.

• Supervise research activities and provide guidance to research assistants, technicians and associates working in the laboratory. Improve scientific knowledge of the staff so that they are clear with the objectives and goals of research programs.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner with regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                    

Must have a terminal degree ( e.g., Ph.D., Pharm.D. etc.). Experience in quantitative methods for HPLC and LC-MS/MS, in vitro and in vivo experiments, proficiency in working with laboratory animals (handling, cannulating blood vessels, collecting blood and monitoring cardiovascular and behavior functions) are preferred. Ability and willingness to work with various biomatrices (blood, urine, sputum) and ability to maintain accurate and detailed record of experiments are requirements.


Computer Skills                

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and software related to scientific literature and graphics.


Other Skills and Ability

Applicants must possess strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; must be highly motivated, productive team players with the ability to adapt to new projects and to work on multiple projects.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; taste or smell.  The employee is frequently required to lift up to 10 pounds; regularly required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.  


Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the healthcare team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long-term disability, and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care accounts. We offer a work-life balance with a competitive time off package including paid holidays, sick/flex days, personal days, and vacation days. We offer a 403(b)-retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, childcare subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection, and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us, and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.


Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts

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