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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Trauma Surgery

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has an open postdoctoral position in a cutting-edge laboratory that sits at the intersection of Immunology, Neuroscience, and Computational Biology. The laboratory is focused on the role of microglia in the etiology and evolution of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and TBI-associated neurodegeneration. The candidate will lead studies in the following areas:

1) microglia transcriptional response to TBI in our murine models of TBI and Alzheimer’s disease (AD);
2) mechanisms of immune modulating therapy on the anatomic, physiologic, and transcriptional response to TBI and TBI-associated neurodegeneration;
3) develop and characterize a model of mild TBI (concussion) for the long-term study of microglial gene expression and response to immune modulating therapy.

Candidates must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient with PhD or MD.  A strong background in immunology and neuroscience is a requirement and experience with advanced flow cytometry, RNA sequencing and sequencing analysis is preferred. Experience with mouse models is a necessity. Competitive salary and benefit package.


Candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to                           

Steven J. Schwulst, MD, FACS, FCCM

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Northwestern University

Department of Surgery           

676 N. St. Clair St., Suite 650

Chicago, IL 60611

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.