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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

An NIH-supported T32 postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of John Pandolfino in the Department of Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The group is investigating underlying mechanisms of dysphagia in the adult population. The lab uses new and established physiologic testing of adults with swallowing disorders, clinical interventions, mathematical modeling and behavioral approaches to address the multiple contributors to symptomatology in persons with dysphagia.

Currently, the lab is supported by a P01 grant from NIDDH to study dysphagia pathogenesis and an R01 grant focused on reflux pathophysiology and physiologic testing.

The successful candidate for appointment to the T32 entitled “Training Grant in Gastrointestinal Physiology and Psychology” will be a physiologist with experience in clinical research and gastrointestinal physiology

  • Clinical experience in GI is required and a solid understanding of experimental design and implementation in clinical research is a necessary key to success in this position.
  • Intermediate level or above statistics and some programming experience is preferred.

The new postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in the Departments of Pathology, Surgery and Biomechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. The laboratory space is located on the downtown Chicago campus of Northwestern University.

Salary will be commensurate with NRSA guidelines.

Interested individuals should send a detailed CV with bibliography, research interests, and contact information for three references to John Pandolfino at

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. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.