Post-doctoral fellow and Research technologist

Chicago, Illinois
A competitive salary and benefits
March 22 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Postdoc, Technician

The Laboratory for Wound Repair and Regenerative Surgery (Drs. Robert Galiano, Thomas Mustoe, and Seok Jong Hong) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a post-doctoral fellow and a research technologist to conduct research on the molecular regulation of tissue repair and fibrosis. The mission of our lab is to bring together clinicians and scientists with the ultimate goal of developing new therapeutic strategies for wound healing, tissue repair and regeneration that could be successfully applied to clinical practice. Selected papers from our lab include Sci Transl Med (2015) 7:312ra177, J Invest Dermatol. (2017) 137:650, Wound Repair Regen (2017) 25:327. These positions are for 1-3 years, depending on the performance of the candidate. The positions are available as early as May 2018 at a competitive salary and benefits.

(1) Post-doctoral fellow position

The postdoc will perform research using both in vitro and in vivo modeling including the rodent and rabbit wound models. Specific responsibilities include performing research, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentations at relevant scientific meetings, and related duties as required or assigned.

The candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • The candidates should have a PhD (or M.D) in a relevant field preferably with zero to five years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Successful completion of at least one research project, as evidenced by one or more first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to validate and troubleshoot new procedures.
  • Strong organizational and interpretive skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team.
  • Experience with microarrays or RNA-seq will be an asset.

(2) Research technologist position

The candidates should have a bachelor’s or higher degree. People who are creative and highly motivated to address scientific questions and to have publications are ideal candidates. The research technologist will perform both in vitro and in vivo experiments, working both independently and as part of a team. Experiments performed by the technologist include cell culture, RT-qPCR, Western blot, histologic analysis, and animal surgery. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Please submit the following application materials electronically to Dr. Hong (email: 1) cover letter including research interests and career goals; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information (including email) of three references.

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.

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