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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Kidney and Metabolic Research is available at Northwestern University Department of Nephrology. The Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist for the expansion of basic and translational studies related to molecular mechanisms of kidney disease.

Position Summary

This position offers the opportunity to work in the NIH-funded lab of Dr. Pinelopi Kapitsinou, a physician-scientist with a background in translational hypoxia biology, mechanisms of acute kidney injury, and progression to chronic kidney disease. We are particularly interested in exploring the effects of hypoxia-induced metabolic reprogramming in diseased kidney tissue microenvironment utilizing molecular biology, biochemical, and metabolomic approaches. Transgenic mice, primary cells, and other cell culture systems are used as main experimental models.

The department offers a nurturing environment for career development, a stimulating community of several kidneys and cardiovascular research labs, weekly conferences and seminars of interest. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to build a publication record including submissions to leading experimental research journals; supervise rotating undergraduate, graduate and medical students; apply for grants, and present at national meetings.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University must have the following qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree (Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or related field).
  • Experience working with small animal models and mammalian cell culture.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, maintain accurate recordkeeping, and collaborate effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, be motivated to advance the project and have a proven publication record.

Northwestern University 

Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. The university is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and remains the only private university in the conference. The university has eleven undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, which include the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Bienen School of Music, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Medill School of Journalism, the School of Communication, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Education and Social Policy, and The Graduate School.




Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 January,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerNorthwestern University



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