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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Leukemia and Immune Response Research

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. E. Eklund’s laboratory at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Eklund’s laboratory is focused on identifying molecular mechanisms of myeloid leukemogenesis and the impact of the innate immune response on these events. The goal of such studies is to identify molecular markers of disease progression and potential molecular therapeutic targets. The laboratory also has an interest in inherited DNA repair disorders and their impact on bone marrow failure and leukemogenesis throughout the life cycle.

Work in the laboratory employs a variety of molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. These techniques are applied to studies of genetic murine models of leukemia and bone marrow failure, and analysis of samples from patients with these disorders. Experience in the use of cell culture and in vivo murine models would be a benefit. Specific relevant techniques include molecular cloning, analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins, flow cytometry, and experience with murine models and bone marrow samples from patients.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates should be highly motivated and have a recent Ph.D. degree with a background in molecular biology, hematopoiesis, or leukemia research. Applicants should have a strong publication record, creative thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, good team spirit, and a willingness to learn new techniques and approaches.

Please email the following items to Dr. E. Eklund (

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

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.