Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Paul Burridge Lab

About Us

The Burridge lab welcomes your questions and comments. For general feedback and inquiries, please contact us for more information via our office information below.

General lab information:

320 East Superior Street
Searle Building 8-450
Chicago, IL 60611
Lab Phone: 312-503-4171

Available Positions: 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology and Pharmacogenomics (Closing date July 27th, 2018)

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Burridge in the Department of Pharmacology and the Center for Pharmacogenomics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Successful candidates will be involved in human induced pluripotent stem cell studies to interrogate how the genome can be used to predict drug efficacy, minimize toxicity, and discover new drugs.  

Projects combine patient recruitment, WGS, hiPSC models, RNA-seq, differential expression quantitative trait loci (deQTL) mapping, SNP validation, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, and high-throughput drug discovery.

Major projects available include: 1, Genomics and hiPSC models of chemotherapy-induced toxicity. 2, hiPSC models of breast cancer progression and acquisition of resistance. 3, Genomics of heart failure and cardiomyopathy drug efficacy. 4, Cardiac regenerative medicine including direct reprogramming.

Qualifications: Recent (within the last year) or upcoming PhD or PharmD degree and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, including first-author, is essential.

Desirable expertise includes: hiPSC differentiation and/or direct reprogramming methodologies and disease modeling (cardiac, skeletal muscle, endothelial, fibroblast, blood, hepatocyte, renal, neural, cancer cell types, breast epithelial); experience in pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics using next-generation sequencing data types (WGS and RNA-seq); chemotherapy drug response/toxicity mechanisms and GWAS; high-throughput biology and drug screening.

Good verbal and written communication skills in English are essential. The successful candidate will join a dynamic research environment in the Department of Pharmacology, which offers both basic science and clinical translational opportunities to explore fundamental questions in pharmacogenomics. More details can be found here:

Salary will be according to NIH (NRSA) Scale and commensurate with experience.

Please send a CV (including publications), a cover letter containing a brief description of research experience and interests, and a list of 2-3 references to:

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Available Positions: Graduate Students

The Burridge lab recruits from within the Driskill Graduate Program, the MSTP, and various Master of Science programs (primarily Biotechnology) and we are always happy to receive applications from Northwestern students interested in rotating in our lab. Please contact Dr. Burridge to arrange a meeting. 

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