Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge Immunology / Neuroscience Laboratory that focuses on the microglia and macrophage response to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The candidate will lead studies in the following areas: 1) microglia and monocyte/macrophage transcriptional response to TBI in our murine model of TBI; 2) mechanisms of immune modulating therapy on the anatomic, physiologic, and transcriptional response to TBI; 3) develop and characterize a model of TBI and aging for the long-term study of microglial gene expression in young and aged mice over the course of injury. Candidates must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient with PhD or MD. A strong background in immunology and flow cytometry is a requirement and some background in neuroscience would be preferred. Experience with mouse models is ideal. Experience with RNA sequencing is desired. Competitive salary and benefit package.
Please Note: Flexible work hours are important as some experiments require night time or weekend supervision— this scenario would be offset by appropriate time off.
To induce experimental traumatic brain injury in mice, harvest and process brain and other tissues, perform and analyze advanced flow cytometry/cell sorting, administer and analyze neurocognitive tests, collect and analyze RNA sequencing data.
To supervise students and other techs working in the lab
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab
PhD or MD with training in immunology, independence in flow cytometry, animal modeling, and immunological analyses.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Must have good computer skills, including knowledge of how to use FlowJo, Prism, and Excel
PhD or MD with training in an immunology laboratory that employs mouse models.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Competent with advance flow cytometry/cell sorting, immunological analyses, and RNA sequencing analyses, some proficiency in RNA Sequencing
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36414
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.