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Post Doctoral Fellow (Trainee)
Northwestern University in the Evanston, Illinois
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Date Posted 02/07/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University invites applications for postdoctoral candidates with strong research skills and an interest in applying them towards translational research. There are currently opening for 1-2 postdoctoral fellows in a lab that focuses on: a) using topically-delivered nanotechnology towards developing new targeted therapies for skin disorders; and b) understanding the mechanism of peripheral sensory neuropathy and developing new treatment approaches, particularly for diabetic wounds. The ideal candidate will have some skills from PhD research or an early postdoctoral fellowship, but will be seeking additional skills through this fellowship. Research projects will involve in vitro work with 3D skin models as well as work with preclinical mouse models of skin diseases and their assessment. Must have excellent communication skills.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lab maintenance, ordering materials

  • Conducting laboratory experiments

  • Maintaining animals, breeding, genotyping for experiments

  • Help write grants

  • Supervising students and colleagues

  • Help write and prepare manuscripts

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD training in biochemistry, immunology, molecular or cell biology; alternate would be background in nanotechnology research with some biology laboratory experience.

  • Good computer skills, including to graph data and analyze results

  • Familiar with animal work

  • Sterile cell culture

  • Experience with biochemistry and/or immunology techniques

  • Molecular biology skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with mouse models of disease

  • Understanding of receptor signaling pathways

  • Experience with Adobe illustrator, graph pad, excel comparable programs

  • Understanding of skin biology as bonus, but not required

  • Competency in molecular analyses

  • Familiar with biochemistry techniques

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

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.

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