Department: MED-Thoracic Surgery Salary/Grade: RES/
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a post-doctoral fellow to participate in cutting-edge research in transplant/ tumor immunobiology. Our laboratory uses sophisticated and state-of the art murine and tissue cultures models to detect immunopathogenesis of allograft dysfunction and rejection. Using contemporary research tools such as single cell transcriptomics as well as proteomics, intravital imaging, and multichannel flow cytometry, in combination with bioinformatics and computational biology, we identify clinically actionable mechanisms underlying tissue injury utilizing models highly relevant to human disease. We follow a team science approach and our research group includes senior investigators from the divisions of thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, and immunology. We have developed high-throughput services within our group such as next generation sequencing. Our work is highlighted in our recent publications (Zhikun et al, Science Translational medicine 2017; Hsiao et al, JCI 2018; Reyfman et al, AJRCCM Epub ahead of print; Li et al, JCI 2018; Walter et al, AJRCCM 2018). We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is a creative and an independent thinker. While experience in the techniques listed above is preferred, our lab provides all training for the new recruits.
To conduct laboratory experiments using immunological and molecular techniques including but not limited to immunosustaining/histochemistry, flow-cytometry, ELISA, western blot, PCR, Mixed and cytolytic assays, tissue culture, transfection, animal husbandry and basic murine procedures.
To write grants and compete for funding.
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 or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired skills in immunological and molecular techniques.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Must have good computer skills, including good English language and writing skills.
Immunology background and experiences.
Mouse research experience.
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: 37627
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.