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Postdoctoral Fellow—Regenerative Engineering

The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) is seeking to hire 2 Postdoctoral Fellows specializing in Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team focusing on the use of patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for regenerative therapies and disease modeling. Specifically, the projects will involve clinical translational research in vascular bioengineering and regeneration, including the manufacturing of clinical-grade stem cell products, in vitro disease modeling and high throughput drug screening, and non-invasive cell tracking via advanced molecular imaging. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis through Fall 2019.

Qualifications: PhD degree in Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field; Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Preferred candidates will have research background/interests in the following fields: tissue engineering, cardiovascular medicine, cell biology, iPS cell technology, drug screening, non-invasive imaging, biomaterial design and characterization, and animal models of disease.

Interested candidates should send a combined PDF with a cover letter describing their research interests, CV, and three professional references to Bin Jiang, Ph.D. (

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.

Posted 7/25/19

ARMS Lab biomechanics Post-Doctoral Fellow

A Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research position is now available to pursue the study of biomechanics of baseball pitching in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. The successful candidate must have expertise in a field related to musculoskeletal biomechanics, neuromuscular control, and dynamics of human movements. Prior experience with 3D motion analysis is required; candidates with a demonstrated capacity for quantitative analysis of biomechanical human performance data, especially during high-level performance or sports, will be preferred. Prior experience with biomechanical modeling and simulation will also be considered an important strength.

The position is with the Applied Research in Musculoskeletal Simulation (ARMS) Lab, directed by Professor Wendy Murray. In addition to the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the lab is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital in Hines, IL. The laboratory is physically located in downtown Chicago at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, where the successful candidate will also be appointed as a researcher.

The successful candidate will be a part of an interdisciplinary research team engaged in both experimental and computer simulation studies. The ARMS Lab is well-known for work that spans quantification of muscle structure, muscle activity, strength, and function in the upper limb. Simulation work in the lab involves the development, implementation, and interpretation of simulations driven by novel experimental data.

The initial contract for this position is for one year and may be renewable based on evaluation of performance and progress toward the research objectives.

Applications should be sent directly to and should include:

  • The applicant’s CV
  • PDFs of any relevant published works for which the applicant is a primary author

Christina Enroth-Cugell and David Cugell Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

The fellowship will provide support for two years, subject to satisfactory research progress, and is intended for applicants with no more than one year of postdoctoral experience.  One fellowship will be awarded every year and permit applicants to work with Northwestern University researchers in the field of vision.  Applicants are encouraged to work in the area of overlap between visual neuroscience and biomedical engineering.  Applications from all countries are welcome.

Researchers in vision at Northwestern University:

Mark Johnson (Glaucoma)
John Troy (Visual Prostheses, Neuroprotection in Glaucoma)
Hao Zhang (Optical Imaging)
Steven DeVries (Retinal Circuitry)
Tiffany Schmidt (Biological Rhythms, Retinal Circuitry)
Gregory Schwartz (Retinal Circuitry)
Yongling Zhu (Retinal Circuitry) 


Applicants should identify one or more potential faculty mentors in their application, and submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to:

Professor John Troy