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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Vascular Biology

The Quaggin lab, based at the Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute in Chicago at Northwestern University, has one postdoctoral position opening now. The lab studies fundamental mechanisms of vascular signaling pathways and their role in development and diseases of specialized microvascular beds and lymphatics.  Projects in the lab focus on diseases of the kidney and eye, including diabetic kidney disease, ischemia-reperfusion injury and glaucoma. 

Postdoctoral scientists in the lab will conduct cutting-edge research in a protected, interactive, highly collaborative, and well-funded environment, with access to shared facilities, including sequencing, bioinformatics, imaging, metabolomics, nanotechnology, mouse genome engineering, and beyond.

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Qualifications for these positions include PhD or MD degree(s) (or anticipate receiving their degree in the near future) with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates with relevant training involving molecular biology, vascular biology, and signal transduction, especially with wet-lab experience, are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Interested applicants should submit the following documents assembled into one PDF file to

  1. A Cover Letter describing your interest in this position.
  2. A CV listing your education, training background, publications, and skill set.
  3. One to two Reference Letter(s), including from your current mentor(s).
  4. *A 2-page Research Statement / Proposal summarizing your current research achievement and / or future research interest. (* Optional item. You can submit it later upon request.)

Recruitment is on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The lab encourages national and international applicants from diverse backgrounds. Successful candidates will be invited for a remote interview with the PI.

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.