Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: MED-Breast Surgery Salary/Grade: RES/
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated Ph.D., in an established laboratory focused on breast cancer prevention. The successful candidate will dedicate his/her postdoctoral study to understanding how selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) regulate the expression of HER2 and its amplicon, and SPRMs’ effect on the expression of interferon (IFN) signaling pathway intermediates.
The fellow will drive this project, which is derivative of our currently funded R-01. The project will make use of cell culture, transfection/transduction, gene editing and silencing techniques (e.g., CRISPR-cas9, si/shRNA), immunoblotting, qRT-PCR, co-Immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, DNA/RNA extraction, library preparation, analysis of high throughput sequencing data and chromatin immunoprecipitation as well as other traditional cellular and molecular biology techniques. Prior work experience with animals such as transgenic mice and xenograft models of cancer would be a plus.
To conduct laboratory experiments using techniques including but not limited to cell culture, transfection/transduction, gene editing and silencing, immunoblotting, flow cytometry, etc.
To help write grants and compete for funding
To supervise students and other techs working in the lab
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab
Performs other duties as assigned.
PhD with a background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Proficiency in written/spoken English and in communicating research findings accurately.
Strong writing skills and a track record of first authorship for peer reviewed publications.
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.
Internal Number: 35798
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.