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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient-Oriented Research

The Central Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CPIRA) Group, led by Dr. Yvonne Lee, invites applications for postdoctoral fellow positions in patient-oriented research, focused on pain, rest-activity patterns, and autonomic function in patients with arthritis. Our research group's overall mission is to improve pain management in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases, using treatments targeted to specific pain mechanisms.

The goal of this postdoctoral position is to support the clinical research training, career development, and professional growth of the postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Yvonne Lee and other faculty investigators at Northwestern University. The fellow can expect to receive hands-on experience and training in a range of fields pertaining to clinical epidemiology, rheumatology research, and pain research. The fellow will learn how to design epidemiological studies, the basics of statistical methods, and how to apply these methods to the study of rheumatic diseases. The fellow will get first-hand experience in designing retrospective and prospective studies, presenting the results at national meetings, and writing manuscripts.

The Feinberg School of Medicine is one of the top-ranked medical research institutions in the United States and is known for its focus on patient-oriented biomedical research and clinical excellence. The laboratory is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Minimum Qualifications
A highly motivated investigator with a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field. Applicant should be a self-starter, strong communicator, and problem solver.
Minimum Competencies
Applicants with experience in clinical research and data analysis are strongly preferred. Familiarity with epidemiological concepts is ideal. Candidates should have excellent spoken and written communication skills command of the English language, and must be eligible to work in the US.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing qualifications and relevant work experience (maximum of 1 page), curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references by e-mail to with the subject line ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis Postdoctoral Scholar.’

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.