Postdoc News

August 29, 2019

Job Opportunity: Intellectual Property Manager, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

The Ludwig New York Office seeks an Intellectual Property Manager to assist in identifying areas of Ludwig research suitable for patent protection. Working closely with scientists world-wide, members of Ludwig’s Intellectual Property Office, and outside patent counsel, the successful candidate will take part in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

August 29, 2019

Job Opportunity: Scientific & Technical Lead, Biotherapeutics

Chicago Biotherapeutics Corporation is creating novel live biotherapeutic products that enrich infant animals’ gut microbiome, thereby preventing deadly bacterial infections. They are looking for an enterprising Scientific & Technical Lead.

August 28, 2019

Navigating the Research Enterprise Seminar Series

The upcoming series offers tools and resources for postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty. It will run from September through December 2019 (subject to change).

August 28, 2019

Registration Available for Responsible Conduct of Research

Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series hosted by the Center for Education and Career Development in NUCATS.

August 28, 2019

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Zuckerman provides scholarships for postdoctoral trainees from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once the postdocs complete their research in Israel, many of them are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, strengthening the US-Israel partnership by building on long-lasting relationships of mutual collaboration. In addition, the program provides support to Israeli PhD graduates who have been accepted to a postdoctoral program with a stipend at an American university, thus creating a cycle of excellence.

August 27, 2019

Funding Opportunity: Michelson Prizes (Immunology)

Postdocs and graduate students in the field of immunology are encouraged to explore the Michelson Prizes, which are awarded to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. 

August 16, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Signal Transduction and Cancer

Postdoctoral positions, funded by the longstanding Training Program in Signal Transduction and Cancer (T32 CA070085) at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, are available immediately.

August 13, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Energy (Liquid Fuels)

A postdoctoral candidate is sought for a position in the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE). The successful candidate will analyze systems-level energy and environmental benefits of co-optimization of liquid fuels and engines in the light-duty and heavy-duty sectors.

August 13, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Financial Impact of Customer Engagement

The Medill Integrated Marketing Communications Spiegel Digital and Database Research Center at Northwestern University seeks to hire a full-time postdoc to start no later than September 2020.

August 7, 2019

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to register for the American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society's (AISES) Faculty Career Workshop on October 9, 2019 and the AISES National Conference on October 10-12, 2019. Assistance for travel is available by applying to the ASSIST Travel Grant.

July 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Basic & Translational Breast Cancer Research

A postdoc position is immediately available in a breast cancer research lab (Dai Horiuchi, Principal Investigator) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago.

July 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation

July 16, 2019

Job Opportunity, Part-time: Postdoctoral Administrative Fellow, Rush University

Rush University Graduate College invites applications for a part-time Postdoctoral Administration Fellow position to support the Office of Career Development and Industry Outreach. This part-time position is designed for postdoctoral scientists who are interested in developing academic leadership skills while working to solve current challenges in graduate education in biomedical sciences.

July 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Rowland Institute at Harvard

The Rowland Institute at Harvard is seeking applications for Rowland Fellowships that commence in the 2020 calendar year. They seek the best young experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering. The Rowland Fellowship program provides an opportunity to establish an independent program within the rich intellectual environment at Harvard.

July 10, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Bone and Mineral Metabolism

A postdoctoral research traineeship position is available in Dr. Aline Martin laboratory at Northwestern University. The postdoctoral trainee will work on projects focusing on molecular mechanisms that control the regulation of the bone-derived hormone FGF23 and its impact on bone, renal, and cardiac health, with the goal to improve bone and cardiac health in chronic kidney disease.

June 28, 2019

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in earlier sessions, the Data Incubator will be holding another fellowship.

June 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Opportunity: German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites postdoctoral trainees to apply for this year's “Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour”. This program is a funded, week-long trip to Germany for postdocs working related to AI, The Internet of Things, Cyber-physical Systems and the Future of Manufacturing (“Industry 4.0”) and who are interested in job opportunities in Germany (academic and non-academic).

June 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Immunology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge immunology laboratory that focuses on the microglia and macrophage response to traumatic brain injury (TBI).

June 6, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - NeuroImaging at DPTHMS NU

Drs. Julius Dewald and Jun Yao in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral trainee with expertise in neuroimaging using EEG, fMRI and DTI, and/or using bio- mechanical methods to quantify movement features in human subjects.

May 29, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease

A postdoctoral position is available at Lurie Children’s Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute’s Heart Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. They are looking to recruit a self-motivated postdoctoral scientist/trainee for studies of pediatric cardiovascular disorders and cell and molecular determinants of disease progression and therapy.

May 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology of Adult & Pediatric Lung Disease

The Ridge Lab is looking to recruit self-motivated postdoctoral scientists/trainees in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Cell and Molecular Biology in the Feinberg School of Medicine. The lab investigates the cytoskeletal protein vimentin and its role in pulmonary health and disease.

May 6, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cytokine Signaling, Leukemia/Brain Tumors

Postdoctoral positions, funded by R01 grants, are available in the laboratory of Dr. Leonidas Platanias, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Opportunities to study mechanisms of cytokine signaling and immune modulation in malignant cells and/or development of novel therapeutic approaches by targeting signaling cascades in leukemia and brain tumors. 

April 25, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurology

The Slutzky Neuroprosthetics Laboratory in the Department of Neurologyis seeking is seeking a postdoctoral trainee to join their research team in developing neural prostheses, including myoelectric computer interfaces (MyoCIs) and brain machine interfaces (BMIs) to help people with severe motor impairment from neurologic disorders. They are seeking a highly motivated individual for a project using a wearable MyoCI to rehabilitate arm motor function in people with chronic and acute stroke.

April 24, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cell/Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position (MD/PhD) is available to study cell/molecular and biology of renal complications of diabetes mellitus and other diseases. Potential candidates must have demonstrated experience in this area of research and in cell and molecular biology techniques backed by the good publication record.

April 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Geobiology

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Magdalena Osburn at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Applications are invited for a full-time, 2-3 year position in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Biological or Geological Sciences, Biogeochemistry, or a related field, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals.

April 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Spinal Cord Injuries, The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral position is available in the Tedeschi Laboratory at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio). The position is offered to study neuronal and non neuronal mechanisms of spinal cord injury.

April 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Environmental Exposure on Health, The Ohio State University

The laboratory of Loren E. Wold, PhD, FAHA, FCVS at The Ohio State University as part of the College of Nursing and the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute in the College of Medicine is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to aid in their investigation of the impact of environmental exposures on health and disease.

April 16, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative - April STEM Circuit Seminar

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative welcomes you to join them in Evanston on Tuesday, April 23 for their upcoming April STEM Circuit, entitled "Harnessing energy to reach your highest potential". The invited speaker presentation will be followed by small group discussions and networking. Registration is complementary and refreshments will be served. More information can also be found on their upcoming STEM Circuits webpage.

April 3, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Youth Identity Development, Intersectionality

The Development of Identities in Cultural Environments (DICE) research group in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University invites applications for a postdoctoral trainee position starting in fall 2019. The postdoctoral trainee will work with Dr. Onnie Rogers and her graduate and undergraduate students on new and existing projects examining the development of identities (race, gender, sexuality, social class) among children and adolescents in diverse cultural and educational contexts.

April 3, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Malaria Modeling

The malaria modeling team at Northwestern University is looking for great people with strong quantitative skills and an interest in global health to come work with them! Previous malaria or infectious disease experience a plus but not required. The lab seeks a postdoctoral trainee to collaborate on the development, refinement, and application of sophisticated infectious disease models for epidemiological research and intervention-campaign planning.

April 3, 2019

Job Opportunity - Computation and Data Sciences Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Karagpur

The Centre for Computational and Data Sciences (CCDS), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India invites applications from Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) for permanent faculty positions at all levels in different areas of computational and data sciences. The candidates are expected to possess exceptional potential in conducting independent research activities, demonstrate a strong commitment to quality teaching and contribute towards the development of other professional activities.

April 3, 2019

Science Policy Outreach Taskforce SciPol Symposium

The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce at Northwestern University is excited to organize its first annual SPOT SciPol Symposium for Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 - 2:00 PM! Speakers include: Diane Schanzenbach, Director of NU’s Institute for Policy Research and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Daniel Biss, Director of Rust Belt Rising and former Illinois state senator and University of Chicago faculty member; and more!

April 2, 2019

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity - American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Program seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research, and is offering a limited submission funding opportunity for postdoctoral researchers.

March 28, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Center for Deep Learning

The Center for Deep Learning (CDL) seeks an exceptional postdoctoral trainee in the areas of deep learning and reinforcement learning.

March 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Breast Cancer Prevention (Molecular Biology)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to understanding how selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) regulate the expression of HER2 and its amplicon, and SPRMs’ effect on the expression of interferon (IFN) signaling pathway intermediates.

March 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Breast Cancer Prevention (Bioinformatics)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to developing a model that predicts the eventual development of breast cancer.

March 26, 2019

DataCamp Access for Researchers, Spring Quarter

DataCamp is an online service with over 200 self-paced, interactive courses on using R, Python, and SQL for data analysis. DataCamp subscriptions for researchers are funded by Research Computing Services, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center, and a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

March 14, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Cardiometabolic Health

A postdoctoral position is available in the Center for Circadian & Sleep Medicine under the mentorship of Kristen Knutson, PhD. Her research program primarily focuses on the links between sleep and circadian rhythms and cardiometabolic disease in humans.

March 14, 2019

Job Opportunity - Proteintech Group Senior Scientist

Proteintech, a rapidly growing Biotech company in the Chicagoland area, is seeking a energetic PhD-level scientist to be part of their molecular/cell biology team. The candidate should specialize in optimization of mammalian cell transcription/translation/secretory mechanisms and would be responsible for aiding the team in maximizing mammalian cell secreted protein yields.

March 14, 2019

Building Immunity with Biomaterials Seminar

Join Professor David J. Mooney, PhD, the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard University, for a lecture on Monday, March 25 at 4:00 PM about the development of biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and manipulating stem and immune cells.

March 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - The Ohio State University, Health Services

Dr. Naleef Fareed at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to undertake independent and specialized research training and experience under his guidance.

February 27, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Thoracic Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a postdoctoral trainee to participate in cutting-edge research in transplant/tumor immunobiology. The laboratory uses sophisticated and state of the art murine and tissue cultures models to detect immunopathogenesis of allograft dysfunction and rejection.

February 20, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Brain Tumors

The Becher Laboratory at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position. The 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.

February 20, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Vascular Biology & Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral trainee 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.

February 20, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Immunology

The Hematology/Oncology Department is looking for highly motivated candidates with a PhD conferred within the last three years in cellular and molecular immunology, with a preferred emphasis on cancer immunology.

February 20, 2019

2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

Northwestern Postdoctoral Association's Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is very excited to invite you to the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8th, International Women’s Day! 

February 19, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Graduate/Postdoc Learning and Teaching

Northwestern University and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching invite applications for a postdoctoral trainee. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in and advance the scholarship of the training of graduate students and postdocs in learning and teaching.

February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cardiac Electrophysiology

Applications are invited from interested candidates for a postdoctoral traineeship or research assistant professor position in a well-known cardiac electrophysiology laboratory at Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine.

February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cytokine Signaling, Cancer

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Leonidas Platanias, Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer, to study mechanisms of cytokine signaling in malignant cells.

February 18, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurobiology

The Lee Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral researchers to study the molecular and circuit basis of taste. Specific projects will be driven by the candidate's interests and expertise.

February 13, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Investigative Dermatology

A postdoctoral position is available starting immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Irina Budunova at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, located in Chicago, Illinois. The position is supported by the NIAID RO1 grant. The laboratory at the Department of Dermatology (one of the best dermatology departments in the United States) has been involved in the development of novel safe approaches to the glucocorticoid receptor – targeting therapies to reduce notorious metabolic and atrophic side effects of glucocorticoids.

February 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity: STEM Education and Computational Thinking

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellow in the learning sciences. The goal of the National Science Foundation-funded project is to broaden participation in computing fields, increase student interest in STEM fields, and bring STEM curriculum more in line with science as it is practiced in the 21st century.

February 6, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology

A postdoctoral position is available in the NCI/R35 funded laboratory of Dr. Marcus E. Peter to study the role of toxic RNAs in health and disease. Projects are based on the recent discovery by the Peter Lab of a kill code embedded in the genome of multicellular organisms.

February 5, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Childhood Mathematics Policy and Practice

Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy is seeking a postdoctoral trainee to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. The multi-level, longitudinal study investigates the relationship between district policy efforts and students’ experiences, learning opportunities, and mathematics learning.

February 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Microfluidic Technology, Reproductive Tissues

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Julie Kim’s lab at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. The candidate will join a dynamic research team that has pioneered microfluidic technology for the study of reproductive tissues.

February 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Scleroderma

A postdoctoral position is available in the Scleroderma Research Laboratory of the Department of Rheumatology to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of organ fibrosis, focusing on skin, lung and muscle fibrosis.

January 28, 2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.” Topics include peer instruction, problem-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and flipped classrooms. Connect with Northwestern MOOC participants through a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) to enhance your learning experience and keep yourself on track with course material.

January 23, 2019

L'Oréal USA for Women in Science 2019

The L'Oréal USA for Women in Science program is seeking five exceptional women scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of women in STEM. Apply by February 1, 2019.

January 22, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Cell/Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position (MD/PhD) is available to study the cell/molecular biology of renal complications of diabetes mellitus and other diseases. Potential candidates must have demonstrated experience in this area of research and in cell and molecular biology techniques backed by the good publication record.

January 22, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Rheumatology

A full-time, postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the Northwestern University Rheumatology Department to study osteoarthritis prevention.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany is pleased to announce the start of a new call for application in the field of Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stem Cell Core, iPSC-based Models

The Stem Cell Core Facility, directed Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis and Dr. Angel Alvarez at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Computational Biology and Neurodegeneration

The Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration directed by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab. 

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stanford Bio-X Institute

The 5th request for proposals for the Visiting Scholar or Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) is open, and Stanford Bio-X and NNF are looking forward to reviewing interdisciplinary bioscience project proposals.  

January 16, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Child and Family Policy and Programs

The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative at the Institute for Policy Research is seeking a postdoctoral trainee with a PhD in psychology, public policy, economics, or other relevant social science discipline. They expect this position to start Summer/Fall 2019.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

January 9, 2019

Research Computing Services Winter 2019 Workshops

The Research Computing Services office has announced its Winter 2019 schedule of workshops and campus group meetings.

January 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - 2019-2020 Goldstine Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2019–2020 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences.

January 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurodegeneration

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available to study the biology of neurodegeneration. The broad goals of this project are to study proteins involved in genetic neurological disorders. Their major focus is on delineating the pathophysiology of cerebellar ataxias, Parkinson disease and related neurodegenerative syndromes, with the view to seek out avenues for therapy.

January 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Molecular/Cancer Biology

A postdoctoral position at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Wan Laboratory is open immediately to study the mechanism and therapeutics of breast cancer, ubiquitin-proteasome systems, genome stability, and oncogenic signaling networks.

January 8, 2019

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Internship, Fellowship, and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research & Development

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2019 Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D.

January 8, 2019

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).

January 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Cancer Genomics at The University of Chicago

A position is available immediately for a creative and motivated postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Mark Applebaum, MD in the Department of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago. Research in the Applebaum lab centers around improving outcomes for children with neuroblastoma by identifying new therapeutic targets and developing new risk classifiers of this disease. The laboratory focuses on integrating data from RNA-Seq, DNA methylation, and hydroxymethylation to identify and validate drivers of aggressive neuroblastoma.