A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Urology at Northwestern University to study immune mechanisms in prostate disease. The individual working in this position is expected to be a trained immunologist with expertise in human and mouse cellular immunology and interest in translational research. The Thumbikat Lab is interested in understanding the immune basis of prostate diseases such as chronic pelvic pain syndrome, fibrosis in BPH/LUTS and inflammation in prostate cancer. Areas of current focus include modulation of immune responses, neuroinflammation in chronic pain and microbial potentiation of prostate cancer immunotherapy (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/praveen.thumbikat.1/bibliography/public/). The laboratory utilizes clinical samples, bacterial strains and mouse models of disease to understand disease processes and to develop mechanistic drug therapy. Applicants must have a PhD degree with a record of innovative scientific accomplishment in graduate and/or post-graduate studies, as evidenced by the applicant’s PhD thesis and/or by first authorships in peer-reviewed journals. Interested applicants should send a current CV with names of three references to Dr. Thumbikat at email@example.com.
To conduct laboratory experiments including animal studies as well as in vitro cell culture experiments.
To help write grants and compete for funding
To supervise students and other techs working in the genetics lab
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab
PhD training in immunology, cancer biology or molecular biology competent in immunohistochemistry, PCR, animal modeling studies and flow cytometry.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Must have good computer skills, including knowledge of how to use statistical analysis software
PhD training in immunology, genetics, cancer biology, or molecular biology
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experienced in immunohistochemistry, PCR, animal modeling studies and flow cytometry.
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: 37858
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.