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NRMN Webinar: What Grad Students & Postdocs Writing NIH Grants Need to Know

The National Research Mentoring Network will be offering a webinar focused on NIH Grantwriting for Grad Students and Postdocs. This webinar will take place on November 29 from 1-2pm CST. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Professional Development, Funding Connection

2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

The Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University invites postdocs to attend the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research taking place on January 25, 2018 on the Chicago campus. This day-long symposium promotes the advancement of sex-inclusive research within the basic, translational, and clinical research fields. It fosters knowledge amongst interdisciplinary communities who currently conduct or are interested in sex-based research.

Activities and Events, Professional Development

Vault Escape Presents: Pirate Booty Game

Looking for something fun to do over the Thanksgiving break? Check out the Vault Escape Pirate Booty Game! Northwestern postdocs, students and staff are eligible for a 25% discount! Check out the full story for more details!

Activities and Events

NPA Responds to Proposed Tax Reform

On November 20, 2017, the National Postdoctoral Association published its response to the proposed tax reform. Read the response in the full story or on the NPA News & Press page..


NUPF Holiday Party - December 9

Calling all postdocs! Join NUPF for the 2017 Holiday Party at Emporium Wicker Park taking place on Saturday, December 9th at 1PM. Guests welcome!

Announcements, Activities and Events

Computational-Research-Skill-Building Opportunity for Life Sciences PhD Students and Postdocs

The myDATA program, which provides training in computational methods for life sciences PhD students and postdocs, is offering a 20-week mentored research project during which trainees will work to complete a relevant, self-designed computational research project.

Professional Development

Women of Color in Science: National Institutes of Health

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The National Institutes of Health recognizes the challenges that scientists face throughout their careers, and has created a video series highlighting the challenges and triumphs of women scientists of color at the NIH. The NIH encourages you to listen to their stories and learn from their experiences.


Northwestern University Bright Horizons Parent Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Northwestern University Parent Advisory Committee is to serve as an advisor to the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources by representing the views of parents whose children are currently enrolled at Bright Horizons @ Evanston. The focus of the meetings will be on working collaboratively to better understand any childcare issues that affect the Northwestern community broadly, rather than to serve as a platform for advancing individual requests. There will also be an opportunity to bring the Bright Horizons leadership team to meet with the committee, if the committee feels this would be beneficial.


NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)

The purpose of the NCI Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to enhance the diversity of the pool of the NCI-funded cancer research workforce by supporting eligible individuals from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical sciences. These FOAs provides salary and research support for a sustained period of "protected time" for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Next deadline is February 12 (non-AIDS proposals).

Funding Connection

LIMITED SUBMISSION Funding Opportunity: The Moore Inventor Fellows

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced its third competition to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who 1) harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, 2) strengthen environmental conservation, or 3) improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. This is a limited submission funding opportunity. The internal letter of intent is due December 4th by midnight.

Funding Connection

HR Announcements

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Important HR Announcements for November 2017

Announcements, Activities and Events, Professional Development

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science is a unique postdoctoral program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years. This research fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment. Those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible. Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences. Applications are due by January 18, 2018.

Funding Connection

Caspar Wistar Fellows Program

The Caspar Wistar Fellows Program will recruit two exceptional postdoctoral fellows as independent investigators, creating a springboard for the Caspar Wistar Fellows to facilitate a subsequent faculty appointment and join the next generation of scientific leaders. One Fellow with a cancer focus will be recruited to join Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and one Fellow with vaccine/immunology expertise will be recruited to join Wistar’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center. Applications will be evaluated by January 29, 2018. Interviews will be held beginning in April 2018.

Job Opportunities

New INVO Program: NewCures

Northwestern is proud to launch NewCures, a university biomedical accelerator that will focus on advancing the development of potential therapeutics. NewCures is an INVO initiative, supported by the Office for Research, that aims to capture the value of new innovations from Evanston and Chicago laboratories, and ultimately to strengthen Northwestern’s therapeutic pipeline. The Request for Applications will be released on December 4.

Funding Connection

NIH Intramural Research Job Openings

Check out current openings at the NIH, including tenure-track scientific positions, administrative positions as well as postdoctoral openings!

Job Opportunities

Commercializing Innovations (KIEI-958)

The new KIEI-958 Commercializing Innovations course, taught by Terry Fadem, is welcoming applications from non-Kellogg graduate, professional and postdoctoral fellows. The course has a focus on physical and chemical sciences and engineering, but students/postdocs from other disciplines are welcome. Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter. Admission is by application, which is due by December 1.

Professional Development

Postdoctoral training opportunities at Northwestern

Please find a selection of open postdoctoral fellowship positions at Northwestern on this page, updates are made regularly! Please visit the "Open Northwestern Positions" page to find more information.

Job Opportunities, Announcements