Post-doctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Urology. We are seeking kind, enthusiastic and highly motivated applicants holding, or about to obtain, a PhD degree. Prior experience in cancer research would be an advantage, but not required. Minimum qualifications include a strong desire for independent research. Preferred qualifications include experience in bioinformatics and animal models.
What We Offer:
Our international team offers an open, supportive, dynamic and motivating academic environment with excellent training opportunities with the possibility to work on cutting edge and novel translational research projects. We use a wide spectrum of methods: biochemistry, cloning, cell culture, qRT-PCR, FACS, ELISA, cell-based assays (proliferation, apoptosis, migration, 3D invasion, organoid culture, shRNA and CRISPR screens, proteomics, transactivation assays, virally-based gene delivery, RNAi and CRISPR silencing, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, image analysis, next generation sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation, single-cell RNA-seq, bioinformatic analysis, animal models and in vivo tumor models as well as tumor biopsies including spatial profiling.
We have won a number of external research grants and are involved in several national and international collaborative projects. Significant time will be invested in the fellow’s professional development including critical research skills, scientific writing and editing. Northwestern University offers an extremely stimulating and nourishing academic environment, with rich resources to facilitate career development for young scientists. Potential for training grant and independent funding are available.
The selected candidate will be supported with resources to investigate the genetic, and immune mechanisms of cancer biology using bladder cancer as a model system for solid-tumor biology. No prior experience with bladder cancer is required, but candidates should have an interest in translational research.
The main focus of the lab is to integrate approaches from solid tumors, immunology, single-cell and spatial profiling to investigate tumor progression and resistance to therapy.Our overall goal is to improve outcomes for patients with urologic cancers by focusing on the development and translational application of novel therapeutics.
Research projects associated with this fellowship may include:
Identification of molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis
Integrated omics profiling of cancer cells
Mechanisms of T-cell biology and immune activation in GU cancer
Mechanisms resistance to chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy
PhD or MD/PhD
Desire for independent research
Experience in bioinformatics and animal models
Experience in cancer research
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: 39795
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.