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Job ID: 48745

Department: MED-Vascular Surgery
Salary/Grade: RES/

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Summary:

The Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in Vascular Regenerative Engineering. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary research team focusing on the use of advanced biomaterials, stem cells and translational imaging for regenerative therapies of various vascular diseases. Specifically, the projects will involve translational research in vascular bioengineering and regeneration, including biomaterial development and modification, in vitro disease modeling and high throughput drug screening, non-invasive cell tracking via advanced molecular imaging, and development of novel animal disease models. The expected start date is Oct 1st, 2023.

Qualifications: PhD degree in Biomedical Science/Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field; Strong oral and written communication skills are required; At least two published 1st-author publications in peer-reviewed journals within the past 2 years. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of publications/research productivity in the following areas of specialization: tissue engineering, cardiovascular medicine, cell biology, iPS cell technology, drug screening, non-invasive imaging, biomaterial design and characterization, and animal models of disease. Applicants will work under the guidance of Dr. Bin Jiang, Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery and Biomedical Engineering.

Our laboratory is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.


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. (”

Please Note: Flexible work hours are important as some experiments require night time or weekend supervision— this scenario would be offset by appropriate time off.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Independently plan, perform, and analyze data from animal and cell culture experiments; Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols; Develop and characterize novel biomaterials for therapeutic delivery.
  • Work and communicate with internal and external research collaborators
  • To supervise research residents, students, and laboratory technicians working on collaborative projects in the lab
  • To help write and contribute to publications and grant proposals resulting from research done in the lab as well as present findings at national and international meetings


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • We seek highly motivated investigators with recent PhD or MD degree who are self-starters, strong communicators and independent problem solvers. Strong background in vascular biology, stem cell biology, biomaterials, and animal model skills required. Prefer experience leading research projects in this discipline and preferably with application to vascular diseases. Prior experience with regenerative medicine  is also preferred.

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

  • Applicants with experience in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, vascular biology, animal models preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to be highly motivated and organized, detail-oriented, and work independently. Candidates should have excellent command of the English language (spoken and written), and must be eligible to work in the US.

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