Post Doctoral Fellow (Trainee)
Northwestern University - Chicago, IL

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Northwestern University has an opening for one Post-Doctoral Fellow (Trainee) to study tolerance mechanisms in transplantation and autoimmunity. The Post-Doctoral Fellow (Trainee) must be well versed in cellular immunobiology and in the use of in vivo mouse models. Previous experience in autoimmunity and islet cell autoimmunity (type 1 diabetes) will be preferred. Previous expertise in T cell, B cell, dendritic cell, myeloid cell biology will be preferred. Previous expertise in microsurgical skills (islet cell isolation and transplantation) and in molecular biology will be welcome. The candidate should have excellent communication skills in the form of oral presentations as well as writing (grant applications and manuscripts). Eligible candidates will also be encouraged to apply for the Transplantation Scientist Training Grant (T32) and other external fellowship opportunities. Successful candidate will be expected to design and execute experiments independently. Post-Doctoral Fellow will meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss progress, analyze data and trouble-shoot experimental details.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Conducts laboratory experiments including cellular phenotyping and functional analysis in vitro, and animal experiments in vivo. This includes development of independent research projects under the guidance of the supervisor, conduct day-to-day experiments, data collection and analysis, and reporting to the supervisor;
  • Helps write grants and compete for funding;
  • Supervises students and other techs working in the lab;
  • Helps write and contribute to publications resulting from research done by the applicant as well as in the lab;
  • Prepares and presents research findings at regional and national conferences;
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD or master’s degree with prior training in cellular immunology or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD training in autoimmunity, transplantation, or specific expertise in particular immune cell populations.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Date Posted: 2/15/2013

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