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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Surgery-Transplantation, Mathew Lab

postdoctoral research scientist position is available in the research laboratory of James M. Mathew, PhD, Research Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Surgery-Transplantation, in Chicago, IL. Candidates interested in advancing their research career and who have experience in cellular and molecular immunology are strongly encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral research project will involve investigations of molecular and cellular mechanisms of transplant rejection and immune tolerance as well as immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines. Salary will be commensurate with experience, based on the National Institutes of Health NRSA scale.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a PhD in immunology or related field from an accredited institution.

Required Competencies

  • Experience with manuscript writing and preparation.

Preferred Competencies

  • Preference will be given to individuals working in the immunology field and with expertise in current molecular and cellular techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA and genetic sequence analysis.


For prompt consideration, please email the following items to Dr. Mathew at

  • A one-­page cover letter describing areas of research interests and career goals.
  • Curriculum vitae with bibliography.
  • Contact information for 3 references.

Northwestern University offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Postdoctoral trainees are eligible to enroll in Northwestern University health, dental, vision, FSA, LTD, and life plans. A detailed guide on the Postdoctoral benefit package along with rates can be found here.

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.