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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Kidney, Urology, or Hematology

The Chicago Kidney Urology Hematology network FOR City-wide research training and career Development (Chicago KUH FORWARD) is a new NIDDK-funded institutional network and interdisciplinary training program (U2CDK129917 and TL1DK132769). The program links six medical research institutions in Chicago (Loyola University, Northwestern University, Rush University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Lurie Children’s Hospital at Chicago) and is designed to address key challenges related to recruitment, advancement, and retention of KUH researchers.

The Chicago KUH FORWARD TL1 Training Program is soliciting applications to fill five postdoctoral research fellowship positions that are available immediately. Fellowship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis contingent on availability of trainee slots. Eligible candidates interested in interdisciplinary research training opportunities in kidney, benign urology or benign hematology are invited to apply. Fellows will conduct mentored laboratory research and join a community of highly collaborative investigators across Chicago.

Fellowship Features

  • Stipend, health insurance, and an annual allowance for travel and training-related expenses
  • Mentored research with an experienced faculty mentor
  • Training activities such as seminars, journal clubs and workshops
  • Career and professional development offerings


  • Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the TL1 appointment, a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Comparable doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: D.C., D.O., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr.PH., D.N.Sc., D.P.T., Pharm.D., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), D.S.W., Psy.D., as well as a doctoral degree in nursing research.
  • Postdoctoral MD trainees will typically be recruited at the end of their clinical fellowship, with their TL1 training coinciding with the research portion of their subspecialty fellowship. To offer flexibility, highly motivated/well-prepared MD applicants who prefer to engage in research training prior to their clinical fellowship will also be considered.
  • The individual to be trained must be a United States citizen or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of their TL1 appointment.

Commitment to Diversity: Chicago KUH FORWARD is highly committed to supporting an environment that fosters diversity. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences, including underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.

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