The Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry. Clinical chemistry employs chemical, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics applications in the assessment of health and disease. These laboratory data are used for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of disease, and guiding therapy in clinical medicine. This training program will prepare the successful candidate for a career in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Fellows are expected to take the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination by the completion of the program.
Essential Functions of the Fellow
1. Participate and manage clinical research projects in Clinical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry & Pharmacogenomics that includes research, development, and validation of emerging biomarkers in clinical laboratory medicine, especially in the areas of pharmacogenomics, therapeutic drug management and cardiology. Perform method validations and assist in implementation of new clinical chemistry and mass spectrometry tests. Provide consultations of clinical chemistry testing under the supervision of the laboratory director. Collaborate with clinical researchers to develop and provide appropriate clinical testing required for translational research projects as directed by the laboratory director.
2. Participate in the education of students, pathology residents in the area of clinical chemistry and pharmacogenomics. Be current with publications in the area of clinical chemistry. Prepare and present cases and findings at several departmental and multidisciplinary conferences. Present research findings at national meetings, and publish work in appropriate journals.
Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree (PhD) in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, or a related biomedical science or a MD/DO degree with preferably 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience in a research laboratory. Must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours (US equivalent) in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission into the program to meet certification eligibility requirements by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
Prior to sending in your application materials, please check with Dr. Yeo for openings in any given year. Once verified, applicants should send a CV, a statement of career goals, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
KT Jerry Yeo, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratories,
Clinical Pharmacogenomics & Clinical Translational Mass Spectrometry Laboratories
Department of Pathology
University of Chicago Medicine
MC0004 / TW-010
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
There is no hard deadline for applications; applications for an open position will be reviewed until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.