Postdoc Scholar: Northwestern University

Job Summary

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Vaughan lab at the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to work on the role of plasminogen activation system in cardio-metabolic disorders. Recent investigative focus of the laboratory has been to explore how the plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) affects pathogenesis of risk factors that cause metabolic syndrome including lipid homeostasis, obesity, and diabetes related complications. Projects conducted in the lab integrate multidisciplinary approaches employing molecular, cellular and physiological methods to characterize mouse models of disease and a human kindred carrying a loss of function mutation in the SERPINE1 gene coding for PAI-1.


Candidate should be highly motivated with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD) and a strong background in cellular and molecular biology. Previous experience in the following areas is highly desired:

  • Experience in mouse and human metabolism, and obesity and diabetes focused research
  • Expertise in ‘omics research with experience in RNAseq, ATACseq, and CHIPseq, and analysis of large data sets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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.