Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute

Careers

The Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and the centers and labs within have regular opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows, and others. Learn about the current opportunities below. Technician positions are posted to Northwestern University's Human Resources page.

Institute/Center Opportunities

Postdoctoral Positions in Vascular Biology

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development and function of the vasculature, the mammalian kidney and eye using genetic mouse models, proteomics and iPS.   Projects that include nanomedicine-based approaches are available.  Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD. or MD degree and have a strong background in molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Susan Quaggin, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension
Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Northwestern University 

303 E. Superior St. 10-107
Chicago, IL 60611
USA

Postdoctoral Position in Liver Development

A postdoctoral position is available to study liver morphogenesis and hepatic cell differentiation. The candidate will use available mouse models, 3D-organ cultures, ESCs/iPSCs, and in silico approaches, to investigate the former processes. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in mouse development and ESC/iPSC methodologies are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

For more information on our studies, visit the the Sosa-Pineda Lab’s website.

Postdoctoral Position in Exocrine Pancreas Development and Plasticity

A postdoctoral position is available to study pancreatic acinar cell differentiation and plasticity. The candidate will use available mouse models, embryonic pancreas explants, imaging techniques, ex-vivo ADM cultures, and in vitro and in silico approaches, to investigate the former processes. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in mouse development and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

For more information on our studies, visit the the Sosa-Pineda Lab’s website.

Postdoctoral Position in Lymphatic Biology

A postdoctoral position is available to study different aspects of lymphatic biology in health and disease, including the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the of the lymphatic vasculature in mice, as well as different aspects of lymphatic function in metabolic diseases and endothelial cell plasticity. Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD. or MD degree and have a strong background in molecular, vascular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Guillermo Oliver, PhD
Director Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
303 East Superior Street, 10-107
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-503-1651

For more information on our studies, visit the the Oliver Lab's website.

Postdoctoral Fellows in Developmental Organogenesis

Positions are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the lymphatic vasculature and the visual system using available mouse models and 3D self-organizing stem cells and iPS.  Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in stem cellls and molecular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum viate, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Guillermo Oliver, PhD
Director Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
303 East Superior Street, 10-107
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-503-1651

For more information on our studies, visit the the Oliver Lab's website.

Related Opportunities

Postdoctoral Disparities Research Fellowship

Courtesy posting for the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health

Northwestern University's Center for Translational Metabolism and Health has an immediate opening for one two-year postdoctoral fellowship position that will be supported by the new American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network Center and Northwestestern. The fellow will conduct disparities research in the fields of cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease as part of a multi-disciplinary team science approach to identifying novel social and biological mechanisms of the higher risks of heart failure, kidney disease and death among minorities and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.  The training program will include a combination of didactic and experiential training, collaboration with other members in the Center, and a primary mentored research project in basic, clinical or population sciences.

Fellows are required to have completed a postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO, ScD, or equivalent) prior to beginning the fellowship.  The ideal scholar has a background in any of the following disciplines, but other espertise will also be considered: clinical medicine, public health, environmental or nutritional health sciences, epidemiology, health policy or administration, or molecular biology.  Willingness to cross-train in more than one area is highly valued.  All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Applicants must provide a completed personal data form (i.e. CV, resume), a statement of interest and two letters of recommendation.  Competitive candidates are invited to share their research experience and interview with members of the Fellowhsip Selection Committee at Northwestern University.

For additional information, please contact Rachel Cameron at the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health at Northwestern University via email or at 312-503-1839.