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Graduate Research Assistantships in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2023
Title Graduate Research Assistantships in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Research
University University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Engineering Physics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill multiple graduate research assistantship positions in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research supported by the National Institute of Health (NIH) – the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

GRA positions are available for a project investigating the defects of the microvascular network and the blood-brain barrier in AD brains. He/She will be responsible to perform AD research, including cell culture, animal handling and dissection, biochemical characterizations, cell and membrane mechanical characterizations using atomic force microscopy (AFM), retinal structure characterization using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and angiography (OCTA), data analysis, and reporting research findings for journal publications.

Candidates must have B.S. or M.S. in bioengineering, biophysics, physics, biochemistry, and/or related fields. Experience with cell culture and fluorescence microscopy is required. Applicants with experience in AFM and OCT will be preferred. Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names/contact information of three references via email to James Lee, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. (Email:

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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  • James Lee
    Biomedical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60612


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