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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Tumor Micro-Environmental Mechanisms of Glioblastoma Progression

The Department of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Trainee to investigate mechanisms of glioblastoma (GBM) progression, including those related to genetics, hypoxia, therapy resistance, quiescence and stem cells in the lab of Dr. Daniel J. Brat. They are seeking a self-motivated individual to focus on in vitro and in vivo studies of glioma behavior and to further develop mouse models to directly study tumor micro-environmental dynamics that lead to biological progression and treatment resistance in high grade gliomas. The postdoctoral trainee will be expected to conduct independent bench research; analyze, interpret and present data; prepare manuscripts and build a publication record including submissions to leading cancer biology and neuro-oncology journals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. in a field related to cancer biology and/or neuroscience

Required Competencies:

  • Experience working with small animal models
  • Basic cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments
  • Maintain accurate laboratory notebooks
  • Collaborate effectively within a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Prepare and present research at meetings and write scientific manuscripts

Preferred Competencies:

  • Bioinformatics, multiphoton microscopy and live animal imaging techniques


Interested applicants must send a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a short summary of research experience and aspirations, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to: Monika Ivanova (, Executive Assistant to Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD.

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.