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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Microbiome Neuroscience

Immediate opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows to study microbial modulation of cognitive function and pelvic pain in clinically relevant models at Northwestern University. Join their well-funded, interdisciplinary team to characterize the impact of the microbiome in novel mouse models where they study symptom mechanisms at the molecular, microbiologic, physiologic, and behavioral levels. They have reported differences in the GI microbiota of pelvic pain patients and developed novel murine models as platforms to dissect the mechanisms by which microbiota modulate pain and depression. They now seek fellows interested in identify mechanisms of mood and pain modulation by bacteria and exploiting this knowledge to develop novel therapies. Successful candidates will have strong communications skills and a PhD and/or MD in a suitable discipline of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, physiology, or neuroscience.

Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine is on the shores of Lake Michigan and steps from the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Their state-of-the-art facilities and an exciting intellectual environment combine for a unique and superb training opportunity in a vibrant, international city. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, and three letters of reference to:

David J. Klumpp, Ph.D.
Anthony J. Schaeffer MD Professor in Urology
Departments of Urology and Microbiology-Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine
16-719 Tarry Building
303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 

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. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.