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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Cells to Community through the NURTURE Post-doctoral Scholars Initiative

Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, McCormick School of Engineering, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences invite applications from qualified candidates to fill postdoctoral positions offered through the NURTURE Post-doctoral Scholars Initiative. We are seeking exceptional candidates from all disciplines with research interest in, and expertise relevant to, any of the following research areas: Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Brain, Mind, and Behavior with a cross cutting theme in each area of Cells to Community.

Through a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program, the Northwestern University Recruitment to Transform Under-Representation and achieve Equity (NURTURE) is an initiative to build an exceptional community of Northwestern biomedical scientists committed to inclusive excellence. Moreover, the national FIRST Program and NURTURE are charged with continuously improving an institutional culture of inclusive excellence across academic research universities seeking NIH funding. The NURTURE Post-doctoral Scholars Initiative is a companion to the NIH FIRST Program NURTURE at Northwestern University.

This postdoctoral training program is intended to develop scientists committed to inclusive excellence who will be competitive in applying to faculty positions at Northwestern, including potentially for Northwestern’s NIH FIRST Program appointments. The fellowship is a postdoctoral training program of up to two years. The award includes $65,000/year plus fringe benefits. Fellows will be paired with Northwestern faculty mentors and will be supported by a nurturing ecosystem of peers, community networks, and well-established, successful career development opportunities. The anticipated start date is Friday, September 1, 2023.

Eligibility: Applicants to the Fall 2023 program must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in April 2020 or later; those applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they will receive such a degree no later than August 2023. Applicants must also demonstrate potential for conducting high-level research as well as a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications by members of groups underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, engineering, physical, and social sciences.

Application Process: To apply, submit a curriculum vitae; brief personal statement; a statement of research interests and plans; statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names of three individuals who can provide a letter of recommendation. All materials must be submitted at Application deadline is Monday, January 16, 2023 by 11:59 PM CT, and letters of recommendations must be received by Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

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