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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease

A postdoctoral position is available at Lurie Children’s Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute’s Heart Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The laboratory is located in downtown Chicago and combines innovative technology with pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. They are looking to recruit a self-motivated postdoctoral scientist/trainee for studies of pediatric cardiovascular disorders and cell and molecular determinants of disease progression and therapy.

Studies will also examine mechanistic insight in primary cells by molecular biology and with state of the art genomics approaches. Mechanistic studies will be coupled with tests of physiological and metabolic relevance in animal models and compared to human diseased tissue. In vivo experiments will be assayed by flow cytometry, molecular biology, sequencing, bioinformatics, and histology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Surgical, echocardiography, flow cytometry, and histology skills are preferred but not immediately required and can be learned during the course of studies.
  • A fundamental training in cell or molecular biology is preferred.
  • Grant writing for training awards is encouraged and supported.

Please see the Lurie website of Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA and Edward Thorp's laboratory.

If interested, please send a curriculum vitae (CV), names of two references, and a description of research interests and career goals to: Joseph Forbess MD, MBA  at  and Edward Thorp, PhD at

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.

Joseph M. Forbess MD, MBA
Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Program
Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

Edward Thorp PhD, Associate Professor
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Pediatrics,
& Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute
300 E. Superior St., Office: Tarry 3-705, Lab: Tarry 3-762
Chicago, Illinois 60611,