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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunology of Cardiovascular Disease & Transplant

One of the top-ranked universities in the country, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, located in downtown Chicago, combines innovative technology and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment.

The Thorp Lab is looking to recruit self-motivated Postdoctoral Scientist/Fellows in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research & Renal Institute for studies of immune cells and their crosstalk during cardiovascular disease (including in the heart and vasculature and after myocardial ischemia or after heart transplant).

Studies will also interrogate cell-signaling mechanisms in primary cells by molecular biology and with state of the art genomics approaches. Mechanistic studies will be coupled with tests of physiological and metabolic relevance in animal models and compared to human diseased tissue. In vivo experiments will be assayed by flow cytometry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and histology.

  • Surgical, echocardiography, flow cytometry, and histology skills are preferred but not immediately required and can be learned during the course of studies.
  • A fundamental training in cell or molecular biology is preferred.
  • Grant writing for training awards is encouraged and supported.

Please visit the Thorp Lab website to learn more.

If interested, email a CV, the names of two references, and a description of research interests and career goals to: Edward Thorp, PhD, at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.