Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute

Careers

The Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and the centers and labs within have regular opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows, and others. Learn about the current opportunities below. Technician positions are posted to Northwestern University's Human Resources page.

Institute/Center Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiac Arrhythmias

The Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral trainee with an electrical/biomedical engineering background who has experience in signal processing.  The candidate will be involved in multiple projects related to the study of cardiac arrhythmias in both animal models and in clinical research.  The research is primarily focused on the mapping and mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and is funded by grants from the NIH and from industry sources.

Educational Requirements: Candidate will have obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or related field. 

Qualifications and Experience: Candidate will be expected to be highly proficient with Matlab and should demonstrate the ability to design and implement Matlab-based tools for signal analysis.  Experience in cardiology-related research, particularly with ECG and electrogram signal processing, is strongly recommended.  Experience in cardiac computational modeling is a plus. Experience with experimental electrophysiology techniques (e.g. high resolution optical mapping, cellular electrophysiology) is also a plus. Candidate should have a productive publication record and demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving skills.   If interested, please send a CV and names of two references to:

Rishi Arora, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Insitute
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Scientist Position in the Immunology of Cardiovascular Disease

One of the top-ranked universities in the country, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, located in downtown Chicago, combines innovative technology and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. Looking to recruit self-motivated Postdoctoral Scientist/Fellows in the Department of Pathology and Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute for studies of immune cells during cardiovascular disease (including in the heart after myocardial ischemia or after heart transplant). Studies will also interrogate cell-signaling mechanisms in primary cells by molecular biology. Mechanistic studies will be coupled with tests of physiological and metabolic relevance in animal models and compared to human diseased tissue. In vivo experiments will be assayed by flow cytometry, molecular biology, and histology. Surgical, echocardiography, flow cytometry, and histology skills are preferred but not immediately required and can be learned during the course of studies. A fundamental training in cell or molecular biology is required. Grant writing for training awards is encouraged. Please see our website at thorplab.com. Also please inquire about multiple articles in press. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If interested please send a CV, names of two references, and a description of research interests and career goals to: 

Edward Thorp PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pathology & Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
300 E. Superior St.
Office: Tarry 3-705, Lab: Tarry 3-762
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Biology Research

A postdoctoral position is available at the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University School of Medicine to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of the cardiovascular system using mouse models and stem cell-based approaches. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of Foxc transcription factors in this process in development and disease. Potential candidates should have strong expertise in developmental biology or molecular/cell biology. Please send CV, a brief description of research interests, and the names of three references to:

Tsutomu Kume, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Insitute
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research

The Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute seeks a qualified individual for a newly available Postdoctoral Fellow position in the laboratory of Hossein Ardehali.

There are three major projects in the lab: 1) studying the role of various cellular proteins in cardiac, hepatic and systemic metabolism, 2) role of mRNA-binding proteins in cardiac regeneration, and 3) characterization of cellular and mitochondrial iron homeostasis. Using mouse models, histology, cell culture, differential expression analyses, and molecular biology assays, our lab studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate metabolic processes and iron homeostasis both in the cytoplasm and mitochondria.

Highly motivated candidates who possess a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in molecular biology and physiology are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Hossein Ardehali

Contact Information:

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine-Cardiology & Pharmacology
Director, Center for Molecular Cardiology
Tel: 312-503-2342

http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/ardehali/

Postdoctoral Position in Pancreatic Cancer Research

A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available to study molecular mechanisms that promote pancreatic tumor formation. The candidate will use mouse models and primary tumor cells generated in our laboratory, 3D-cultures and pharmacological approaches, to investigate how ATM deficiency enhances metastatic potential in pancreatic cancer cells. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in molecular and cancer biology are encouraged to apply. Expertise in basic cancer and mouse techniques is required for this position.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

For more information on our studies, visit the the Sosa-Pineda Lab’s website

Postdoctoral Positions in Vascular Biology

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development and function of the vasculature, the mammalian kidney and eye using genetic mouse models, proteomics and iPS.   Projects that include nanomedicine-based approaches are available.  Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD. or MD degree and have a strong background in molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Susan Quaggin, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension
Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Northwestern University 

303 E. Superior St. 10-107
Chicago, IL 60611
USA

Postdoctoral Position in Liver Development

A postdoctoral position is available to study liver morphogenesis and hepatic cell differentiation. The candidate will use available mouse models, 3D-organ cultures, ESCs/iPSCs, and in silico approaches, to investigate the former processes. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in mouse development and ESC/iPSC methodologies are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

For more information on our studies, visit the the Sosa-Pineda Lab’s website.

Postdoctoral Position in Exocrine Pancreas Development and Plasticity

A postdoctoral position is available to study pancreatic acinar cell differentiation and plasticity. The candidate will use available mouse models, embryonic pancreas explants, imaging techniques, ex-vivo ADM cultures, and in vitro and in silico approaches, to investigate the former processes. Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in mouse development and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

For more information on our studies, visit the the Sosa-Pineda Lab’s website.

Postdoctoral Position in Lymphatic Biology

A postdoctoral position is available to study different aspects of lymphatic biology in health and disease, including the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the of the lymphatic vasculature in mice, as well as different aspects of lymphatic function in metabolic diseases and endothelial cell plasticity. Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD. or MD degree and have a strong background in molecular, vascular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Guillermo Oliver, PhD
Director Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
303 East Superior Street, 10-107
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-503-1651

For more information on our studies, visit the the Oliver Lab's website.

Postdoctoral Fellows in Developmental Organogenesis

Positions are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the lymphatic vasculature and the visual system using available mouse models and 3D self-organizing stem cells and iPS.  Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in stem cellls and molecular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum viate, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to:

Guillermo Oliver, PhD
Director Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
303 East Superior Street, 10-107
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-503-1651

For more information on our studies, visit the the Oliver Lab's website.

Related Opportunities

Postdoctoral Disparities Research Fellowship

Courtesy posting for the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health

Northwestern University's Center for Translational Metabolism and Health has an immediate opening for one two-year postdoctoral fellowship position that will be supported by the new American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network Center and Northwestestern. The fellow will conduct disparities research in the fields of cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease as part of a multi-disciplinary team science approach to identifying novel social and biological mechanisms of the higher risks of heart failure, kidney disease and death among minorities and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.  The training program will include a combination of didactic and experiential training, collaboration with other members in the Center, and a primary mentored research project in basic, clinical or population sciences.

Fellows are required to have completed a postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO, ScD, or equivalent) prior to beginning the fellowship.  The ideal scholar has a background in any of the following disciplines, but other espertise will also be considered: clinical medicine, public health, environmental or nutritional health sciences, epidemiology, health policy or administration, or molecular biology.  Willingness to cross-train in more than one area is highly valued.  All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Applicants must provide a completed personal data form (i.e. CV, resume), a statement of interest and two letters of recommendation.  Competitive candidates are invited to share their research experience and interview with members of the Fellowhsip Selection Committee at Northwestern University.

For additional information, please contact Rachel Cameron at the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health at Northwestern University via email or at 312-503-1839.