Postdoctoral Fellow, Circadian and Sleep Biology in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Turek at Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Circadian and Sleep Biology

One to two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Turek in the Neurobiology Department and the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology (CSCB) at Northwestern University.  The research focuses for new fellows will include:

  1. Sleep and/or circadian rhythms in mouse models of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
  2. Interactions between the murine gut microbiome and host physiology (including sleep and circadian rhythms) during spaceflight.

In-depth knowledge of sleep and circadian rhythms is not required; experience in Computational and Systems Biology is a plus.

Further information about the CSCB and available training activities within the Center, involving diverse faculty, is available at

Please send a letter of interest, CV, research statement, and names of three (3) references (including email addresses) to Dr. Fred Turek, Director of the Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology, at by August 1, 2021.

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.



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