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Job ID: 118891

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Northwestern University

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Department of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health & Epidemiology
    Preventive Medicine
    Musculoskeletal Medicine
    Clinical Research

Postdoctoral Research Position – Program in Preventive Rheumatology and NU-APPROACH* Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
*Northwestern University – Accelerating Personalized Prevention Research on Osteoarthritis in Chicago

The work of NU-APPROACH centers on the identification of targets for novel strategies to prevent knee osteoarthritis disease and disability development and progression, the study of early osteoarthritis, and the design and study of prevention strategies. Our Program in Preventive Rheumatology and NIH/NIAMS funded P30 (Core Center for Clinical Research, one of only five such NIH-funded P30s in the U.S.) undertake and promote cutting-edge clinical research aimed at prevention strategy and intervention development to create lifestyle, behavioral, medical, and rehabilitative solutions for persons with or at high risk for developing rheumatologic and musculoskeletal conditions.

A full-time, postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study osteoarthritis prevention, including literature synthesis, multifaceted (e.g., lifestyle, behavioral, medical) intervention design through cutting-edge collaboration with experts and resources available at Northwestern University and through our NIH P30 grant, and design and conduct of prevention trials. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative PI and research team with a strong track record of NIH funding, in the Feinberg School of Medicine, on the downtown campus of Northwestern University.

Minimum Qualifications
We are seeking a highly motivated graduate with a PhD or equivalent degree in Public Health, Health Related Behavior, Epidemiology, Population Health Sciences, or related area. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills evidenced by research publications and presentations, be self-driven with the ability to work well in a team environment, and have excellent organizational skills. The successful candidate’s activities will include publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at scientific conferences.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing career goals, areas of interest, and specific, relevant experiences (maximum one page), a full CV, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references by e-mail to

  • Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented 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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