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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - NUKIDs: Scientist Training Program, Kidney Disease

The Northwestern University Scientist Training Program in Kidney Disease (NUKIDs) is looking to nurture bright, enthusiastic, well-trained, academically-oriented MDs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs in pursuit of a career in kidney research for a full-time opportunity to start no later than August 31, 2020.

The goal of the mentored training program is to provide trainees with the essential skills needed to develop the most innovative, successful, and significant kidney research programs in the ever- evolving scientific environment.

Program Eligibility

Candidates must meet National Research Service Award (NRSA) citizenship and support requirements:

  • Citizenship: Any individual to be trained must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. 
  • NRSA Support: No individual trainee may receive more than 5 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the predoctoral level and 3 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from Kirschstein-NRSA institutional research training grants and individual fellowships.

For more information on NRSA eligibility requirements, see the NIH Grants Policy Statement on Kirschstein NRSAs.


Interested candidates should submit the following application materials to the electronic NUKIDs Application Form:

  1. NIH NRSA Fellowship style Biosketch
  2. Letter of support from NUKIDs mentor (Candidates should contact a NUKIDs mentor to discuss their projects before applying)
  3. Non-U.S. citizens must submit a copy of currently valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) or other legal verification of such status with their application.
  4. OPTIONAL: Additional relevant documents applicant would like to include (e.g. publications, additional letters of recommendation, etc.)

More information on NUKIDs, the position, and how to apply can be found on NUKIDs' website.  

Deadline to apply

March 15, 2020


Please contact NUKIDs Program Director, Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc via email at