Northwestern University Post Doctoral Fellow (Trainee) in Chicago, Illinois

Department Marketing Statement

Job Summary:

Identify mechanisms of gut-brain interactions mediating cognitive functions and urologic symptoms

Immediate opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows to study microbial modulation of cognitive function and pelvic pain in clinically relevant models at Northwestern University. Join our well-funded, interdisciplinary team to characterize the impact of the microbiome in novel mouse models where we study symptom mechanisms at the molecular, microbiologic, physiologic, and behavioral levels. We 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 cognitive function. We now seek fellows interested in determining precisely how specific bacteria mediate the effects of the microbiome on pelvic pain and mood 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. Our state-of-the-art facilities and an exciting intellectual environment in a vibrant, international city combine for a unique and superb training opportunity. 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

Department of Urology

Feinberg School of Medicine

16-719 Tarry Building

303 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

d-klumpp@northwestern.edu

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Literature review and hypothesis development
  • Experimental bench work
  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation (manuscript preparation, oral presentations)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or MD in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, physiology, or neuroscience

Minimum Competencies:

  • Experimental design principles
  • Technical skills appropriate for field of biologic expertise
  • Technical writing in biological sciences

Preferred Competencies:

  • Handling of laboratory mice
  • Microbiome analyses
  • Behavioral assessment in rodents

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 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.

Department Marketing Statement

Job Summary:

Identify mechanisms of gut-brain interactions mediating cognitive functions and urologic symptoms

Immediate opportunities exist for postdoctoral fellows to study microbial modulation of cognitive function and pelvic pain in clinically relevant models at Northwestern University. Join our well-funded, interdisciplinary team to characterize the impact of the microbiome in novel mouse models where we study symptom mechanisms at the molecular, microbiologic, physiologic, and behavioral levels. We 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 cognitive function. We now seek fellows interested in determining precisely how specific bacteria mediate the effects of the microbiome on pelvic pain and mood 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. Our state-of-the-art facilities and an exciting intellectual environment in a vibrant, international city combine for a unique and superb training opportunity. 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

Department of Urology

Feinberg School of Medicine

16-719 Tarry Building

303 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

d-klumpp@northwestern.edu

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Literature review and hypothesis development
  • Experimental bench work
  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation (manuscript preparation, oral presentations)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or MD in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, physiology, or neuroscience

Minimum Competencies:

  • Experimental design principles
  • Technical skills appropriate for field of biologic expertise
  • Technical writing in biological sciences

Preferred Competencies:

  • Handling of laboratory mice
  • Microbiome analyses
  • Behavioral assessment in rodents

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 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.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 32108

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow (Trainee)