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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Bone and Mineral Metabolism

A postdoctoral research traineeship position is available in Dr. Aline Martin laboratory at Northwestern University. The postdoctoral trainee will integrate a dynamic research team and a highly collaborative research environment in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Center for Translational Metabolism and Health located on the Chicago downtown medical campus.

The postdoctoral trainee will work on projects focusing on molecular mechanisms that control the regulation of the bone-derived hormone FGF23 and its impact on bone, renal, and cardiac health, with the goal to improve bone and cardiac health in chronic kidney disease.


The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a biomedical sciences related field, must be highly motivated and committed to a career in research, must have an excellent record of publications and communication skills, and should be able to interact with a team.

Prior experience with bone cell culture, protein immunoprecipitation and western blotting, ELISA assays, bone histology, microscopy and microCT is preferred.

Experience in mouse genetics, cardiovascular physiology and/or FGF23 associated diseases is a plus.


Responsibilities include the design, conduct and documentation of experiments, analysis of the results, preparation of manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings, training and supervision of students and staff, organization of the lab, and other duties as assigned.

To apply, please submit your full CV, cover letter, and contact information of three references by email to Dr. Aline Martin at with job reference number PF202001.

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.