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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Innate Immune Response and Colon Cancer

A full time postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Eklund in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University.

They are seeking a highly motivated individual to work in areas of the innate immune response and colon cancer. The successful candidate will join a collaborative research team within a dynamic research environment located in the Chicago downtown medical campus. Successful candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree with expertise broadly relevant to their research areas. Previous experience in molecular biology and protein chemistry are required, and proficiency in use of murine models of cancer or leukemia is recommended.

Successful candidates must be self-driven with the ability to work in a team environment. The position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to troubleshoot experiments. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing experiments, analyzing data, and working with the PI to design experimental approaches. The successful candidate will interact with clinical-translational investigators on pre-clinical approaches to colon cancer.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Eklund at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Eklund, MD
Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology and the Lurie Cancer Center
303 E. Superior, Lurie 5-111
Chicago, IL 60605