Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Vascular Surgery Salary/Grade: RES/
Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Karen J. Ho, MD to investigate mechanisms of atherosclerosis and arterial restenosis after vascular surgery. We have a unique and exciting research program in how gut microbes and microbe-derived metabolites alter immunological, metabolic and cellular alterations with the goal of discovering novel targets, biomarkers and therapies. The Ho laboratory is closely integrated with our clinical research. In our pursuit of “bench-to-bedside” integration, we use cellular and animal models (germ-free and conventional), flow cytometry, targeted metabolomics, and transcriptomic data analysis.
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago is one of the top-ranked research institutions in the United States and is known for its focus on patient-oriented biomedical research and clinical excellence. Our laboratory is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Salary and benefits highly competitive.
Interested applicants should send cover letter describing qualifications and relevant research experience and accomplishments (maximum of 1 page), curriculum vitae and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references by e-mail to Karen Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Lynnette Dangerfield (email@example.com) with the subject line “Vascular Surgery Postdoctoral Scholar.”
Independently plan, perform, and analyze data from animal, multi-parameter flow cytometry, RNA sequencing, and cell culture experiments
Work and communicate with internal and external research collaborators
To supervise research residents, students, and laboratory technicians working in the
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab as well as present findings at national and international meetings
We seek highly motivated investigators with recent PhD or MD degree who are self-starters, strong communicators and independent problem solvers. Strong background in cellular immunology and molecular/cell biology, and computational skills required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Applicants with experience in molecular biology, microbiology/microbiome, mouse experimentation, flow cytometry, systems biology, and data science preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to be highly motivated and organized, detail-oriented, and work independently. Candidates should have excellent command of the English language (spoken and written), and must be eligible to work in the US.
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.
Internal Number: 38519
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.