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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Breast Cancer Prevention (Molecular Biology)

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated PhD in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate their postdoctoral study to understanding how selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) regulate the expression of HER2 and its amplicon, and SPRMs’ effect on the expression of interferon (IFN) signaling pathway intermediates.

The trainee will drive this project, which is derivative of the lab's currently funded R-01. The project will make use of cell culture, transfection/transduction, gene editing and silencing techniques (e.g., CRISPR-cas9, si/shRNA), immunoblotting, qRT-PCR, co-Immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, DNA/RNA extraction, library preparation, analysis of high throughput sequencing data and chromatin immunoprecipitation as well as other traditional cellular and molecular biology techniques.


  • Candidates must have a recent PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or cancer biology and a strong publication record.
  • They should demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English and in communicating scientific research findings accurately.
  • Strong writing skills are essential, as well as a track record of first authorship for peer reviewed publications.
  • The candidate must be able to conduct independent research while collaborating with others.
  • Prior work experience with animals such as transgenic mice and xenograft models of cancer is a plus.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Seema Khan at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.