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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seek three postdoctoral trainee positions in the laboratory of Dr. Yong Wan. The Wan Laboratory group’s overall research interest is to investigate the role of post-translational modifications (e.g., ubiquitin-proteasome, protein glycosylation, protein methylation) in tumor immunology, oncogenic signaling network and anti-breast cancer therapy, (Cancer Discover, 2020; EMBO MM, 2020; Cancer Res, 2020. ). The Wan laboratory uses state-of-the-art technics including mouse models, cell culture systems, biochemistry and cell biology analysis in research studies, with parallel collaborations with clinical colleagues in breast cancer treatment.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a PhD and is self-motivated with a strong work ethic, creative, and open to address new research challenges. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to independently design and conduct projects under the supervision of Dr. Wan. Candidates with a strong background in the following areas are encouraged to apply: breast cancer, mouse handling skills, biochemistry, cell biology and modern statistical approaches/bioinformatics.

For prompt consideration, please submit your application to Dr. Wan ( with the following information: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (CV); and (3) contact details of three references.

Postdoctoral trainees are individuals with recently granted degrees of PhD or MD or the equivalent terminal degree who are primarily involved in continuing post graduate education or training in conducting research. Postdoctoral trainees are normally paid through the university payroll system and are research staff appointments.

Send CVs to:

  • Yong Wan, Ph.D.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
    303 East Superior Street, Lurie Medical Research Center 4-123
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    Fax: 312-503-0095

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.