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Post-doc position in Varga Lab

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University



Open Post-Doctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is available in the Scleroderma Research Laboratory to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of organ fibrosis, focusing on skin, lung and muscle fibrosis. Experimental approaches involve mouse disease models and transgenic animals, human disease samples and primary cell lines, and use cellular and in vivo imaging, ex vivo organoid fabrication, flow cytometry and genetic and genomic data. We study immunological, metabolic and aging alterations in scleroderma and related orphan diseases with the goal of discovering novel targets, biomarkers and therapies. The laboratory work is closely integrated with our clinical research and innovative human trials.


Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine is one of the top-ranked medical research institutions in the United States, and is known both for its leadership in patient-oriented basic biomedical research and clinical excellence. The laboratory is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.



Minimum Qualifications


We seek an exceptionally motivated early-stage investigator with a recent PhD or MD degree, with strong background in immunology who is a creative self-starter, strong communicator and creative problem solver.


Minimum Competencies


Applicants with experience in mouse experimentation, flow cytometry, and facility with data sciences are preferred. Candidates should have excellent spoken and written command of the English language, strong communication skills, and be eligible to work in the US.




Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing qualifications and relevant work experience (maximum of 1 page), curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references by e-mail to John Varga MD (j-varga@northwestern.edu).


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

April 3, 2019