Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge injury laboratory that sits at the intersection of Immunology, Neuroscience, and Computational Biology. The laboratory is focused on the role of microglia in the etiology and evolution of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and TBI-associated neurodegeneration. The candidate will lead studies in the following areas: 1) microglia transcriptional response to TBI in our parallel murine models of TBI and Alzheimer’s disease; 2) mechanisms of immune modulating therapy on the anatomic, physiologic, and transcriptional response to TBI and TBI-associated neurodegeneration; 3) develop and characterize a model of mild TBI (concussion) for the long-term study of microglial gene expression and response to immune modulating therapy. Candidates must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient with PhD or MD. A strong background in immunology and neuroscience is required and experience with advanced flow cytometry, RNA sequencing, and sequencing analysis a preferred. Experience with mouse models is a necessity. Competitive salary and benefit package.
To induce experimental traumatic brain injury in mice, harvest and process brain and other tissues, perform and analyze advanced flow cytometry/cell sorting, RNA extraction and sequencing, sequencing analysis. Administration and analysis of behavioral/neurocognitive testing, administration and analysis of advanced neuroimaging.
To supervise students and laboratory technicians working in the lab.
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab as well as present findings at national and international meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
PhD or MD with training in immunology and neuroscience, independence in advanced flow cytometry and cell sorting, mouse handling experience and broad experience with wet bench immunological assays/analyses. Prior experience with RNA sequencing and analysis is preferred.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Must have good computer skills, including knowledge of how to use FlowJo, Prism, Word and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
PhD or MD with training in an immunology, neuroscience, and/or computational biology laboratory that employs mouse models.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Competent with advance flow cytometry/cell sorting, immunological analyses, and RNA sequencing and sequencing analysis.
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: 38169
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.