Post Doctoral Fellow ( Trainee )

Northwestern University   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Education.


Not Specified years

Posted 342 days ago

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will participate in NIH-funded projects to study research using live cell imaging on developing Xenopus embryos to address fundamental questions regarding centriole biogenesis, cell migration and cell polarity. 

Specific Responsibilities:

We utilize molecular, cellular and biochemical techniques in a developmental context and exploit the use of state-of-the-art microscopy and genome editing techniques.

An advanced level in many of the stated skills is required:

  • Cellular Biology
    • Cell culture, cell isolation, cryogenic storage
    • Functional studies
  • Immunology
    • Flow cytometry
    • ELISA
  • Histology
    • Microscopy


  • Observes experiments, collects, records, summarizes, analyzes & interprets research data.
  • Collates relevant mathematical results & prepares complex tables reflecting relationships of multiple tests.
  • Draws scientific conclusions. 
  • Writes portions of grant applications & may co-author scientific papers


  • Trains & directs other lab EEs & students in research techniques and procedures.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Highly motivated and creative scientists that are looking for a strong interactive academic setting are encouraged to apply.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed instructions as required by research protocols.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets and basic computations.
  • Self motivated with attention to detail and accurate record keeping.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Demonstrated leadership/management skills.