Postdoc News

December 13, 2018

Funding Opportunity - HHMI 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Competition

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition.

December 6, 2018

Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Diversity in Science Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

December 4, 2018

The Moore Inventor Fellows - 2019 Application

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the fourth competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to support outstanding inventors and innovators who create new tools, technologies, processes, or approaches with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s three main areas of interest: 1) scientific research, 2) environmental conservation and 3) patient care.

December 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Computational Biology

The Rheumatology Department is looking for a talented computational biologist to join the Rheumatic Disease Functional Genomics Program on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University led by Drs. Harris Perlman and Deborah Winter.

November 28, 2018

Postdoc Preview, University of Michigan Medical School

Graduate students in the biomedical sciences who are interested in postdoctoral research and training are encouraged to apply for the Postdoc Preview event at the University of Michigan, where you will get the chance to meet prospective mentors, learn about postdoc programs, and tour the campus.

November 28, 2018

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Instructor, Loyola Chicago, Environmental Engineering

A part-time instructor is needed for Loyola Chicago’s ENGR 361: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering course to replace a faculty member on sabbatical. The course will meet during Spring 2019, TTh 1:00 - 2:15 PM, from January 15 – May 2 on the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.

November 28, 2018

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Instructor, Loyola Chicago, Materials Engineering

A part-time instructor is needed for Loyola Chicago’s ENGR 325: Materials Engineering course to replace a faculty member on sabbatical. The course will meet during Spring 2019, MWF 8:15 - 9:05 AM, from January 14 – May 2 on the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park. The syllabus is based on a standard textbook.

November 27, 2018

CIRTL Pizza and Information Session

Stop by during lunch on November 30 to learn about CIRTL at Northwestern programs from past participants and opportunities for STEM and social science grad students and postdocs to earn CIRTL certification. Pizza will be served and there will be a drawing for Amazon gift cards.

November 13, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - CPRIT TRIUMPH (Cancer Research)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas' (CPRIT) Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program (TRIUMPH) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists.

November 13, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of John Pandolfino in the Department of Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

November 8, 2018

The Graduate School’s 2018 Winter Celebrations for Families!

Join postdoctoral trainee parents, graduate student parents, their spouse/partners, and children at winter celebration’s on either the Evanston or Chicago campus! Registration for both events will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM.

November 5, 2018

Applications Invited for 2019-2020 Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, funds four-week visiting fellowships and two-week travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British). In addition, the Library administers two jointly funded residential fellowships: The LWL / ASECS Library Fellowship is awarded to an ASECS member in good standing for up to four weeks of research at the Lewis Walpole Library, and The LWL / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Fellowship is awarded to support up to eight weeks of research in the collections of both libraries.

November 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Genomic Data

The lab of Dr. Andrea Gschwend in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University seeks a full-time, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher, specializing in genomic data. The Gschwend lab uses a comparative genomics approach to identify genes that contribute to agronomically significant phenotypes in crop species.

November 1, 2018

Job Opportunity - Associate Director, Quantitative Bioelement Imaging Center, Northwestern University

The Northwestern University Quantitative Bioelement Imaging Center (QBIC) invites applications for a senior scientist position who lead the center into its next phase of growth and development as a national resource for bio-element imaging and analysis.

October 31, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Materials Science/Engineering

The Endocrinology Department and the laboratory of Dr. Monica M. Laronda are seeking either a postdoctoral fellow pursuing research training or a PhD postdoctoral fellow with an engineering and/or materials science background that would apply for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1).

October 29, 2018

East Coast Holistic Review Institute 2018

Dr. Julie Posselt and Dr. Casey Miller will run their Holistic Review Institute (HRI)/East Coast at Maryland on December 11. In this workshop, they will discuss opportunities that may help increase the enrollment and retention of women and students of color in graduate programs across the country. It is being offered to leadership and only teams of faculty (for broad/sustainable impact).

October 24, 2018

Tenure-Track Faculty Opportunity - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The Biological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, beginning August 2019. The area of specialty is open, but candidates who use new/cutting edge technologies, such as CRISPR, with applications in medicine, agriculture, environmental sciences or research are encouraged to apply.

October 22, 2018

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine Challenge

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade - the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the NSF. Apply by October 26.

October 22, 2018

INVO Practicum Internship Applications Now Open

Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University is seeking graduate students and postdocs interested in intellectual property and commercialization for their internship program. The INVO Practicum is an unpaid internship open to all Northwestern graduate students and postdocs who are interested in learning more about the technology transfer process as well as being exposed to the vast areas of innovation at Northwestern.

October 22, 2018

NCA Presents: Business Case with the Global Director of Energy and Sustainability at AbbVie Workshop

Companies across all sectors are working towards more Environmentally Sustainable ways to do business.  From utilizing more renewable energy to addressing the total life cycle of their products, companies are putting more emphasis on sustainability. Join Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) on October 26 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for "Business Case with the Global Director of Energy and Sustainability at AbbVie Workshop," an interactive session as we look at a real world example of how AbbVie is using renewable electricity a component of their overall sustainability strategy.

October 22, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Transplant Immunology

The Transplant Immunology Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with expertise in cell-based assays, molecular biology, and flow cytometry. The overreaching goal is to allow organ transplantation across what is currently consider HLA-mismatching by identifying acceptable mismatches that permit long-term good graft outcome.

October 18, 2018

Master of Science in Law (MSL) Open House on November 10

Calling all PhD students! Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) program arms STEM professionals with the tools they need to succeed in today’s innovation economy. Join them for an Open House on Saturday, November 10 to learn more. Northwestern postdocs may be able to use the Reduced Tuition Benefit to cover most of the cost of tuition.

October 17, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (HKUST IAS) is an organization dedicated to fostering research and creative activity at the highest level across a broad range of disciplines. As part of its mission to nurture and develop men and women in the early stages of their academic careers, the IAS is inviting nominations for Junior Fellows.

October 16, 2018

San Jose State University: 30+ Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Open

San Jose State University (SJSU) is seeking applicants for more than 30 tenure-track faculty positions open from across all disciplines at SJSU. All graduating PhD students and postdocs who are passionate about teaching and research are encouraged to apply.

October 15, 2018

Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Scientists as Educators Program - University of Florida (Online)

Learn strategies and build skills with a new University of Florida credential. The new and online graduate certificate in biomedical scientists as educators program will help you develop the essential skills required to become an instructional leader in any teaching environment - from writing a curriculum to developing a syllabus and teaching philosophy.

October 12, 2018

NPA: myPDO Monthly: Classification of Postdocs and Appointment Process

Sign up for "PDO Mentoring Program: Classification of Postdocs and Appointment Process". This webinar will cover the importance of defining postdoctoral titles at an institution so postdocs are identified easily and not placed in other titles used for multiple purposes such as instructor.

October 12, 2018

NPA Travel and Childcare Support Awards

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is pleased to offer travel and childcare support awards for postdoctoral scholars to attend the 17th NPA Annual Conference, which will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, April 12 - 14, 2019.

October 11, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program is dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Researchers will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University.

October 10, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - The Ohio State University Fall 2018

The Ohio State University has released a list of available postdoctoral positions for Fall 2018.

October 9, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Disaster Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations

The Natural Hazards Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a postdoctoral research associate for a full-time, 12-month position, with benefits, beginning as early as January 1, 2019.

October 8, 2018

Northwestern University Libraries' Data Analysis Workshops

Geospatial and Data Services at Northwestern University Libraries is pleased to offer workshops related to GIS and data analysis that can assist you in your research.

October 8, 2018

Northwestern University Libraries' Geospatial (GIS) Workshops

Geospatial and Data Services at Northwestern University Libraries is pleased to offer workshops related to GIS and data analysis that can assist you in your research.

October 8, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cardiovascular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available at the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of the cardiovascular system using mouse models and stem cell-based approaches. They are particularly interested in understanding signaling pathways leading to transcriptional regulation of genes involved in developmental and pathological (lymph) angiogenesis.

October 2, 2018

INVO Series | Understanding Patents – Answering Common Questions From Academic Inventors

Calling all innovators! Join Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University for an informative luncheon program that will demystify the patent process on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 11:30 - 12:30 PM.

October 2, 2018

NewCures Accelerator – Applications due October 22

Faculty applications are now being accepted for NewCures for Fiscal Year 2019. NewCures is a Northwestern biomedical accelerator that focuses on the preclinical development of potential therapeutic technologies.

October 2, 2018

ASCB/EMBO 2018: October 4 Registration Deadline Approaching

In 2018, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will team up with European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) for the second year to put on their annual meeting on December 8 - 12 in San Diego, California. October 4 is the LAST day to register for the meeting at a discounted price of $270 for postdoctoral member applicants.

October 2, 2018

2019 NPA Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

The NPA Distinguished Service Award (DSA) represents appreciation for an individual that has demonstrated either a profound, sustained, or leadership contribution to improving the postdoctoral experience. Submit the nomination package by Friday, October 12, 2018.

October 2, 2018

2019 NPA Annual Conference: Award Nominations, Call for Proposals

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Meetings Committee is seeking proposals for (a) 75-minute concurrent sessions and (b) poster presentations to be included in the 2019 Annual Conference. Proposals will be accepted through Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:59 PM ET.

September 28, 2018

Postdocs and Graduate Students Are Invited to the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting

Scientists, engineers, and students will discuss opportunities, challenges and ethical considerations of using big data in research during symposia at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society's Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference.

September 28, 2018

Center for Leadership Coaching Program Coming to Chicago Campus

Leadership isn't something you're either born with or without; the best leaders, collaborators, and team members improve through intentional practice and reflection. Northwestern University's Center for Leadership Coaching program enables students to do just that. The Center for Leadership is excited to expand this program to postdocs on the Chicago campus for the first time. Apply by October 5.

September 27, 2018

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals Workshop 2018

This executive education-style workshop course, to be held on November 8 - 9, teaches and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, preparation, writing, and submission to researchers engaged in research as well as research administrators responsible for pursuing grant opportunities.

September 26, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Immunology

The Zhang Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology-Immunology is looking for highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular immunology within the last three years, with an emphasis on the cancer immunology preferred.

September 26, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: Academic Diversity at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The CHOP Research Institute has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP. This partnership allows diversity fellows from CHOP and Penn to form a cohesive cohort that takes advantage of programming and support at both institutions.

September 21, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Dermatology

An exciting postdoctoral fellowship position is now open in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Paller, Chair of the Department of Dermatology, to study the application of nanotechnology and small molecule technology in the treatment of skin diseases (especially diabetic ulcers, eczema and psoriasis).

September 20, 2018

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2018 Picnic

On Saturday, September 15, The Graduate School's (TGS) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) hosted its annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) Picnic for Northwestern University's postdoctoral fellows and their families.

September 19, 2018

Data Science Nights - Fall 2018 Kickoff Meeting

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by fellows and scholars from the Northwestern Data Science Initiative.

September 19, 2018

"Writing a Killer Faculty Application" Workshop - Rutgers University

Getting a faculty position begins with the application. While many graduate students and postdocs are familiar with how to put together a cover letter and a CV, the research and teaching statements can be trickier. At this workshop, they will go over what makes a good packet, provide examples, and help you with your application whether you have anything written or not.

September 19, 2018

“Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)” CIRTL Online Workshop

Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans in this two-part online workshop offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL).

September 19, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community, CIRTL at Northwestern

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through CIRTL at Northwestern.

September 19, 2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT), CIRTL at Northwestern

Observe and meet with faculty to discuss their approaches to teaching and learning through this flexible quarter-long program offered through CIRTL at Northwestern.

September 16, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through an 8-week online course and an on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. This 8-week program is flexible and designed to accommodate the busy lives of graduate students and postdocs.

September 9, 2018

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) Discussion on September 17

All members of the Northwestern community are invited to a discussion aimed to educate attendees on the next steps to address the firearm epidemic, with guest speakers and a panel discussion on gun violence. There will also be a moment of silence in memory of Shane Colombo, an incoming PhD student who lost his life on September 2 as a victim of gun violence in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic: How Can We Address Gun Violence? Monday, September 17, Noon - 1:00 PM, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center - John Hughes Auditorium, First Floor, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611

September 9, 2018

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) Program

Mentored Discussions of Teaching (MDT) is a quarter-long program where STEM and social science graduate students and postdocs learn about and discuss teaching and learning in their disciplines. Participants are paired with a faculty mentor to meet with and observe several sessions of their course. Participants also attend three group meetings where they discuss literature about teaching and learning and share their perspectives from their teaching observations.

September 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Innate Immune Response and Colon Cancer

A full time post-doctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Eklund in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. They are seeking a highly motivated individual to work in areas of the innate immune response and colon cancer.

August 31, 2018

Postdoctoral Recruitment Event - The Ohio State University

The Office of Postdoctoral Research at the Ohio State University is excited to announce the 2018 Autumn Postdoctoral Recruitment Event on October 22-24! This event is a collaboration with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Pelotonia Fellowship Program.

August 31, 2018

NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award - 2019

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), in partnership with Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc., would like to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award. The award recognizes a faculty member or advisor who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 12, 2018.

August 31, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - 3D/4D Characterization of Engineered Protein Constructs with Electron Microscopy

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at Northwestern University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the area of protein development with novel functions by engineering protein structures with regulated conformational changes.

August 31, 2018

Navigating the Research Enterprise Faculty Development Seminar Series

Navigating the Research Enterprise is an annual faculty and development seminar series for early-career faculty and postdoctoral fellows. The sessions highlight tools and resources for navigating the research enterprise as well as strategies for building a successful research career. The upcoming series will run from September 10 through December 17, 2018.

August 30, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Applied Research Informatics

Applications are invited from ambitious, independent and motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics. The position will focus on clinical research informatics and precision medicine under Dr. Firas Wehbe, Chief Research Informatics Officer for the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) and Director of the Applied Research Informatics Group in the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS).

August 27, 2018

Science Club Youth Mentoring Opportunity

Science in Society is seeking graduate students, postdocs, and/or staff to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program called Science Club. This initiative is designed to spark interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" to middle school kids through challenging, hands-on science and engineering investigations. The program serves around 145 youth weekly with sessions led by approximately 75 graduate students and staff mentors. Mentoring in the program is a minimal time commitment (1.5 hours a week, no prep needed) and prior mentoring experience is not required.

August 27, 2018

Faculty Senate Research Assistant Opening

The Northwestern Faculty Senate is currently seeking a research assistant with archival experience, typically the kind of research associated with the humanities and social sciences. This position is full-time with a highly flexible schedule. It could be in lieu of a postdoctoral fellowship or ideal for an advanced graduate student who recently finished their dissertation and does not have an academic job or funding lined up for next year.

August 27, 2018

“The Academic Job Search” CIRTL Online Workshop on 9/12 & 9/19

Learn how to navigate the academic job market and uncover a wide range of tools and resources available to academics on the job hunt in this two-part online workshop offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). The online workshops will take place on Wednesday, 9/12 and Wednesday, 9/19 from 12-1:30 PM. Please register by Friday, 9/7 to participate.

August 20, 2018

Sci-ROI Annual Event 2018

The Sci-ROI Annual Event 2018 will be held on September 8-9 at The University of Chicago. Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the U.S. and India. Sci-ROI organizes the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) every year and invites participation from scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers from all across the U.S. who are seeking for a career in India in the STEM fields.

August 17, 2018

Free “Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review” Workshop on September 12

The Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching is hosting a "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review" Workshop on Wednesday, September 12, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at TGS Commons. This workshop is free, but registration is required. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines who have a draft of their teaching statement.

August 17, 2018

Free "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started" Workshop on August 29

The Searle Center for Advanced Learning and Teaching is hosting a "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started" Workshop on Wednesday, August 29, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in TGS Commons. This workshop is free, but registration is required. It is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines, in all stages of drafting their teaching statements.

August 17, 2018

2019 Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Competition

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The fellowship, which is funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, enables an American scientist or engineer to undertake postdoctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.

August 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Pharmacology

An NIH-supported postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Geoff Swanson in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. They are investigating how kainate receptors contribute to neuronal and circuit-level development in the central and peripheral nervous system and how disrupted signaling through these receptors leads to human neurodevelopmental disorders.

August 15, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Quantitative Biology

The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University is a place where mathematical scientists and developmental biologists intensely work together on a broad range of questions arising from investigations into the biology of animal development. Supported fellows are designated Center for Quantitative Biology Fellows.

August 15, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Biomedical Education, Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellow to support a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded initiative. The fellow will assist the Searle Center and a multi-institutional team to develop, implement, research and assess a postdoctoral professional development program called the Postdoc Academy, offered at scale to postdocs across the country.

August 14, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cell Polarity Signaling, The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position is available in a cell biology lab at The Ohio State University. The lab investigates GTPase signaling pathways involved in development of cell polarity using budding yeast as a model organism.

August 10, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - NSF-Simons Fellows Program

The NSF-Simons Fellows Program, which attracts early career scientists with diverse backgrounds and exceptional promise, is designed to enhance interaction and collaboration among participants in order to stimulate creative thinking and interdisciplinary science.

August 10, 2018

MSE and BSEE Professional Development Programs Celebration

On Monday, August 6, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program and the Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) program.

August 8, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology of Cardiovascular Disease & Transplant

The Thorp Lab is looking to recruit self-motivated Postdoctoral Scientist/Fellows in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research & Renal Institute for studies of immune cells and their crosstalk during cardiovascular disease (including in the heart and vasculature and after myocardial ischemia or after heart transplant).

August 8, 2018

Dan David Prize: Call for Scholarship Applications 2019

The Dan David Prize is an international award, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. Each year, the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. 10 scholarships are awarded to students from universities all over the world and 10 scholarships are awarded to students from Tel Aviv University.

August 8, 2018

Freelance Opportunity: Proteintech

Proteintech Group, Inc. is looking for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to help them improve their search engine optimization for their antibodies.

August 8, 2018

Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health

Applications for the Northwestern Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1) are now being accepted. The program provides postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics, engineering, and data science who are interested in solving child health problems with mentoring, protected research time, and other resources and training that are key to successful research.

August 2, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cancer Biology

Postdoctoral (postdoc) positions are available at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Yu lab combines bioinformatics analysis with cutting-edge genomics technologies to investigate transcriptional and epigenetic regulations of cancer with specific interests in hormonal transcription factors and chromatin modifiers.

August 2, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2019-22 fellowship competition. Applications are due by August 22.

August 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members.

August 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Otolaryngology, flow cytometry, ELISPOT assays

The chronic sinusitis immunopathogenesis laboratory is interested in understanding epithelial responses in the nasal mucosa relevant to Type 2 inflammation. Prior experience with flow cytometry, ELISPOT assays, cell sorting and assaying immunoglobulin specificities would be strongly preferred.

August 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Otolaryngology

The chronic sinusitis immunopathogenesis laboratory is interested in understanding epithelial responses in the nasal mucosa relevant to Type 2 inflammation. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in immunology or molecular biology and has experience with independent experimental design, troubleshooting of experiments and using published literature to guide future research directions.

July 31, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study for early career researchers at the University of Konstanz. Since 2007, it has promoted outstanding postdoctoral researchers from the humanities, social and natural sciences.

July 31, 2018

Beckman Young Investigator Program

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is seeking candidates within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences.

July 19, 2018

NUPF Presents: 2018 Current Research & Future Career Symposium

NUPF is partnering with the Bioprofessionals Career Development Program, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and the Northwestern Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to bring you the 2018 Current Research & Future Career Symposium. The Symposium is open to all postdocs and graduate students in any discipline at Northwestern.

July 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Nanosensors, Glucose, SERS, In Vivo Imaging, Plasmonics

A research position (post-doctoral fellowship) is immediately available to work on the development of nanosensors for in vivo biosensing, with a focus on continuous glucose monitoring.

July 18, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Translational Brain Injury Research

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow for expansion of basic and translational studies related to the role of the Angiopoietin – Tie2 tyrosine kinase vascular signaling pathway in blood brain barrier function and cerebral edema after stroke and brain injury.

July 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Fulbright Israel

Fulbright Israel is looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright family.

July 5, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available immediately at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Vassar, Professor of Neurology. The postdoctoral research project will involve investigations of molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis.

June 29, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Clinical Neuroscience for Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Theresa Pape and the Pape Lab at Hines VA and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, are focused on multiple aspects of advancing the care of traumatic brain injury (TBI), including novel treatments, methodologies and advancing neurobehavioral and neuroscience psychometric measures in TBI.

June 27, 2018

Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

Candidates from all areas of research and scholarship—who are no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment—are eligible for the Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program.

June 27, 2018

The Data Incubator for Fall 2018

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares master's students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

June 26, 2018

Marshall Sherfield Fellowship

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will be offering one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2019. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.

June 20, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Urology T32 Training Grant

Postdoctoral fellow positions in basic and translational research are available immediately at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Sponsored by an NIDDK T32 training grant to the Department of Urology, these positions require US citizenship or permanent resident status.

June 19, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Microbiome Neuroscience

Immediate opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows to study microbial modulation of cognitive function and pelvic pain in clinically relevant models at Northwestern University. Join their well-funded, interdisciplinary team to characterize the impact of the microbiome in novel mouse models where they study symptom mechanisms at the molecular, microbiologic, physiologic, and behavioral levels.

June 13, 2018

NURAP and AHEAD Present: Careers in Research Administration

Join NURAP and AHEAD for Careers in Research Administration, a panel discussion about Research Administration careers at Northwestern. Panels will be held on both campuses.

June 8, 2018

PhD/Postdoc Specific Secondary Education Panel

Interested in learning more about opportunities in Secondary Education as a PhD? Come hear recruiters, educators, and administrators provide advice and insight on navigating the process. Speakers include Philosophy PhD and Academic Dean and Theory of Knowledge Instructor from Beacon; Physics PhD and science teacher at ETHS; and Carney, Sandoe & Associates recruiters.

June 4, 2018

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Communities begin the week of June 18 on both the Evanston and Chicago Campuses.

June 4, 2018

Data Science and Programming Summer Workshop Series

The series offers 22 workshops from June to August on Python, R, SQL, command line, and GIS across the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  Northwestern graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and research staff of all experience levels are welcome in the workshops. 

June 4, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - June 2018

The NIH has released its job openings for the month of June.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Metal Carboxylates in Oil Paints

The Northwestern University / Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU- ACCESS) is offering a two-year postdoctoral research scholarship (possibly extendable for a third year) to study the chemistry of zinc soaps: organic/inorganic compounds that form by reaction of the Zn oxide pigment with an oil-based (lipidic) binding medium. Overall, the grant activities aim to develop computational and experimental tools needed to understand how artworks undergo change over long periods of time.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Uro-Microimmunology

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD in the Department of Urology and Stephen Miller, PhD in the department of Microbiology and Immunology on a combined research focusing on immune cell involvement in benign and malignant urologic conditions.

June 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Urology

A post-doctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The selected candidate will take part in the collaboration with the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics to work on the genetic, epigenetic, and immune mechanisms of cancer biology and epigenetic-based therapies.

May 29, 2018

Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session

Click here to register for the free Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern event: "Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session" that will take place on Wednesday, June 13, from 3-5 PM at the Searle Center Library. 

May 29, 2018

Free Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Mentoring as Teaching: Best Practices in a Research Lab" that will take place on Thursday, May 31, from 10-11:30 AM at the Searle Center Library.

May 29, 2018

Free Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review Workshop

Click here to register for the free Searle Center Grad and Postdoc Workshop Series: "Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review" that will take place on Wednesday, May 30, from 3-5 PM at TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan Road). 

May 22, 2018

Save the Date: NUPF 2018 Current Research and Future Career Symposium

The 2018 Current Research and Future Careers Symposium will held on the Chicago Campus on August 30 .

May 21, 2018

BioProfessionals: Applying for Faculty Positions

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathways to the Professoriate workshop on Applying for Faculty Positions. Join Dr. Shelby Blythe (Molecular Biosciences), Dr. Neha Kamat (Biomedical Engineering) and Dr. Reza Vafabakhsh (Molecular Biosciences) as they discuss their experiences from having recently been on the job market.

May 17, 2018

2018 Annual Lung Symposium

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine presents the 2018 Annual Lung Symposium on June 19. Interested researchers can submit their abstract for a poster presentation by 4 PM on June 13.

May 16, 2018

Wine & Cheese & Grant Writing: Creating a Strong Fellowship Application

Joni the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for a wine and cheese gathering for faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and qualitative social sciences who plan to write individual grant proposals to secure research leave. The focus of the workshop will be to review and discuss the merits/flaws of proposals with a select group of Northwestern faculty who have won and/or reviewed national grants.

May 15, 2018

Grantsmanship for the Research Professional Course

Grantsmanship for Research Professionals is a two-day executive education-style workshop on June 6 - 7 that introduces and enhances skills associated with effective grant opportunity identification, proposal preparation, grant review process, and team science.

May 14, 2018

Free Academic Job Search Webinar on May 16, 2018

Join Northwestern Presidential Fellow and PhD alumna, Alanna Hickey ('16 PhD, English), for a free webinar that will address key questions that arise in anticipation of and during the academic job search.

May 14, 2018

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

May 11, 2018

Job Opportunity: Senior Compliance Analyst, NU Conflict of Interest Office

Are you looking to continue or grow your career supporting university research? Are you enthusiastic about research integrity? The Northwestern University Conflict of Interest Office, based in Evanston, is looking for an inquisitive and motivated individual to support the university’s conflict of interest program with an aim to further Northwestern’s research growth.

May 11, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Rush University, Wound Infection

A postdoctoral opportunity at Rush University Medical Center in laboratory of Sasha Shafikhani, PhD, is now open. The lab is focused on developing antibiotic-free ways of controlling infection and stimulating healing in diabetic and normal wounds.

May 11, 2018

Brand Yourself: Tools to position yourself in the job market and in life

Learn how to improve your personal brand and become an effective communicator in this workshop led by Andrew Sykes, Founder & President of Habits at Work and BARTLAB.

May 10, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - May 2018

The NIH has released its latest announcement of open positions.

May 10, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Cancer Immunology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NIH-designated Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Research projects include: 1) Cancer therapeutic resistance and immune evasion mechanisms; 2) mechanisms immune-checkpoint related colitic toxicity with unique animal models and clinical samples (Sci Adv. 2017 May 17;3(5):e1602133).; 3) metabolic reprogramming of tumor microenvironment.

May 8, 2018

New T32 Funded Training Program for Postdocs

Congratulations to Professors David C. Mohr, PhD, and Madhu Reddy, PhD, who have received the Notice of Acceptance for a NIMH T32 training program to jointly train postdoctoral fellows in clinical science and human computer interaction focused on mental health.

May 2, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Biology

The Backman Photonics Laboratory at Northwestern University’s Biomedical Engineering Department is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists leading cutting-edge research at the crossroads of biology, physics, engineering, genomics and medicine.

May 2, 2018

myDATA Phase III: Preparing PhDs for a Data-Driven World Application Instructions

Are you a graduate student or postdoc interested in teaching Python or R to your colleagues? Phase III of the myDATA program will be offering a short “train-the-trainer” series in which trainees will learn to effectively teach computational skills to others.

May 1, 2018

2017-2018 Bouchet Society Inductees

The Graduate School was pleased to induct three graduate students and two postdoctoral fellows into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) on Friday, April 27, 2018.

April 27, 2018

Machine Learning Meetup

On May 7, Dr. Camille Avestruz, of Enrico Fermi Institute & Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago will be giving a talk titled "Automated Object Classification for Large Scale Future Surveys: A Strong Lensing Example."

April 25, 2018

TGS Spring Playdates

Bring your families to one of our TGS spring playdates for graduate students and postdocs with children.

April 25, 2018

INVO Series in Evanston

The Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern catalyzes the translation of university innovations out of the lab to benefit the public. 

April 25, 2018

Senior Consultant Position at Sg2

Sg2, a Vizient company, is the health care industry’s premier authority on health care trends, insights and market analytics. Their analytics and expertise help hospitals and health systems achieve sustainable growth and ensure ongoing market relevance through the development of an effective System of CARE.

April 23, 2018

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

In this workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners or teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements.

April 19, 2018

Deadline Extended to April 24 for the Business for Scientists Executive Education Program (BSEE)

BSEE is a 5-day certificate program presented in partnership with OPA, TGS, and Kellogg School of Management. It will introduce business concepts, industry specific tools, accounting, strategy, finance, marketing and management programming. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 24!

April 17, 2018

BioMed X Innovation Center - Call for Applications

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany has put out a call for applications for their new laboratory in researching the field of Plasticity of Myeloid Cells. They are seeking a group leader, two postdoctoral fellows, and two research assistants.

April 17, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Brain Tumor Research

The Becher Laboratory is seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Their lab focuses on brain tumor research using genetic mouse models with a focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable type of brain cancer that arises in the brainstem of children. Applicants must have a recent MD and/or PhD degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience and/or anatomy.

April 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunotherapy

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD in the Department of Urology and Stephen Miller, PhD in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. Candidates are required to have US citizenship or permanent residence and a PhD or MD in Molecular biology, or Immunology and/or comparable experience in these subjects. Preferred qualifications include experience with bioinformatics and next generation sequencing.

April 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Biology and Epigenetic-Based Therapies

A postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. Minimum qualifications include a strong publication history and a desire for independent research. Preferred qualifications include individuals with experience in bioinformatics and animal models.

April 16, 2018

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)

SICSS Chicago brings master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from across Chicago to learn computational techniques at the nexus of data science and social sciences.

April 12, 2018

Lunch with the Dean!

Please join Dean Woodruff and other postdoctoral fellows for a casual lunch and conversation on Tuesday, May 8 from 12 - 1 PM at TGS Commons on the Evanston campus (2120 Sheridan Road). A Chicago date will is to be determined!

April 12, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - April 2018

Check out the job opportunities available at the NIH for April 2018!

April 12, 2018

T32 Research Fellowship

Versiti is the recipient of a long-standing, highly successful institutional training grant that supports postdoctoral research training in transfusion medicine and benign hematology.

April 10, 2018

Spring 2018 Postdoc Resource Fair

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invite postdoctoral fellows to attend our Spring 2018 Postdoc Resource Fair on May 16 and May 22!

April 9, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018

The "Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018", held on March 15 on the Chicago campus of Northwestern, was an inaugural event organized by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF).

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Early Childhood Mathematics Policy

The DREME Network (Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education) at Northwestern University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in education, sociology, public policy, mathematics education or a related field.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Complex Disciplinary Environments

A postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Simone Ispa-Landa, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, is available. The fellow will assist with the conduct of ethnographic research on how adolescent students, parents, teachers, police, social workers, and administrators navigate a complex disciplinary environment.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Cellular Signaling

A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH-funded research project to study functions of the anti-fibrotic molecule, SARA (Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation), under the direction of Doctors Hayashida and Schnaper in the Division of Kidney Disease in the Department of Pediatrics, which is located in the downtown Chicago campus.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Innate Immune Response and Colon Cancer

A full time postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Eklund in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Eklund at e-eklund@northwestern.edu.

April 6, 2018

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award (CDA) - Application Call 2018

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). The deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2018.

April 5, 2018

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that has not qualified for funding from traditional sources and that has the potential to benefit children of the United States.

April 4, 2018

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional postdoctoral training period.

March 30, 2018

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Center

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Center provides multiple avenues to help you achieve your goal.

March 30, 2018

Postdoctoral Opportunity at Cancer Biology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Postdoctoral fellowship position available immediately in the Cancer Biology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NIH-designated Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Research project will be studies of prostate cancer racial disparity-related genes.