Postdoc News

April 23, 2018

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

In this workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners or teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements.

April 19, 2018

Deadline Extended to April 24 for the Business for Scientists Executive Education Program (BSEE)

BSEE is a 5-day certificate program presented in partnership with OPA, TGS, and Kellogg School of Management. It will introduce business concepts, industry specific tools, accounting, strategy, finance, marketing and management programming. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 24!

April 17, 2018

BioMed X Innovation Center - Call for Applications

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany has put out a call for applications for their new laboratory in researching the field of Plasticity of Myeloid Cells. They are seeking a group leader, two postdoctoral fellows, and two research assistants.

April 17, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Brain Tumor Research

The Becher Laboratory is seeking a qualified individual for a newly available postdoctoral position at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Their lab focuses on brain tumor research using genetic mouse models with a focus on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an incurable type of brain cancer that arises in the brainstem of children. Applicants must have a recent MD and/or PhD degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience and/or anatomy.

April 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Immunotherapy

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD in the Department of Urology and Stephen Miller, PhD in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. Candidates are required to have US citizenship or permanent residence and a PhD or MD in Molecular biology, or Immunology and/or comparable experience in these subjects. Preferred qualifications include experience with bioinformatics and next generation sequencing.

April 16, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Cancer Biology and Epigenetic-Based Therapies

A postdoctoral position is available immediately at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Urology. Minimum qualifications include a strong publication history and a desire for independent research. Preferred qualifications include individuals with experience in bioinformatics and animal models.

April 16, 2018

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)

SICSS Chicago brings master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from across Chicago to learn computational techniques at the nexus of data science and social sciences.

April 12, 2018

Lunch with the Dean!

Please join Dean Woodruff and other postdoctoral fellows for a casual lunch and conversation on Tuesday, May 8 from 12 - 1 PM at TGS Commons on the Evanston campus (2120 Sheridan Road). A Chicago date will is to be determined!

April 12, 2018

NIH Intramural Research and Job Openings - April 2018

Check out the job opportunities available at the NIH for April 2018!

April 12, 2018

T32 Research Fellowship

Versiti is the recipient of a long-standing, highly successful institutional training grant that supports postdoctoral research training in transfusion medicine and benign hematology.

April 10, 2018

Spring 2018 Postdoc Resource Fair

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invite postdoctoral fellows to attend our Spring 2018 Postdoc Resource Fair on May 16 and May 22!

April 9, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018

The "Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018", held on March 15 on the Chicago campus of Northwestern, was an inaugural event organized by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF).

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Early Childhood Mathematics Policy

The DREME Network (Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education) at Northwestern University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in an innovative study of districts’ efforts to create greater alignment preschool through grade 3 in mathematics. Applicants should have earned a doctorate in education, sociology, public policy, mathematics education or a related field.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Complex Disciplinary Environments

A postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Simone Ispa-Landa, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, is available. The fellow will assist with the conduct of ethnographic research on how adolescent students, parents, teachers, police, social workers, and administrators navigate a complex disciplinary environment.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Cellular Signaling

A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH-funded research project to study functions of the anti-fibrotic molecule, SARA (Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation), under the direction of Doctors Hayashida and Schnaper in the Division of Kidney Disease in the Department of Pediatrics, which is located in the downtown Chicago campus.

April 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Innate Immune Response and Colon Cancer

A full time postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Eklund in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Eklund at

April 6, 2018

Armenise-Harvard Career Development Award (CDA) - Application Call 2018

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). The deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2018.

April 5, 2018

Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Primary Mission of The Hartwell Foundation is to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that has not qualified for funding from traditional sources and that has the potential to benefit children of the United States.

April 4, 2018

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award provides an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional postdoctoral training period.

March 30, 2018

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Center

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Center provides multiple avenues to help you achieve your goal.

March 30, 2018

Postdoctoral Opportunity at Cancer Biology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Postdoctoral fellowship position available immediately in the Cancer Biology Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NIH-designated Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Research project will be studies of prostate cancer racial disparity-related genes.