Post Doctoral Programs
The Section of Cardiology provides an outstanding venue for training in basic cardiovascular research at all levels. Undergraduate research assistants work together with graduate research assistants, medical students and M.D. and Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows to become well-trained scientists asking biomedical relevant questions about cardiovascular biology. Experienced technical support plays a critical role in our scientific progress and includes senior research technicians with knowledgeable in molecular biology, the generation and analysis of mouse models of cardiovascular disease as well imaging-based approaches. The training environment within the Section of Cardiology has an established track record of success and has been supported by an NIH training grant for over 25 years.More . . .
Postdoctoral training opportunities are available in the Section of Emergency Medicine.More . . .
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
The postdoctoral training program in Endocrinology and Metabolism at The University of Chicago provides advanced training for qualified applicants in a broad area of hormone and metabolic research. Funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health through an Endocrinology Training grant, the program provides the scientist with training in basic endocrine research preparing them for academic research careers.More . . .
The postdoctoral training program (for Ph.D.’s) in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The University of Chicago provides advanced training for qualified applicants in a broad area of digestive disease research. Funded in large part by the National Institutes of Health through a Digestive Disease Training grant, the program provides the scientist with training in basic GI research preparing them for academic research careers.More . . .
The postdoctoral training program in Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago provides advanced training for qualified applicants in a broad area of cancer research. Funded in large part by an NIH Institutional Research Service Award, the program provides the postdoctoral fellow with training in basic cancer research preparing them for academic research careers.More . . .
Research training in the Section of Nephrology is supported primarily by an NIH-sponsored Institutional Training Grant, currently in its 18th year of continuous funding. Other foundation, industry and extramural funding obtained by our faculty provide important alternative funding to support this program. The purpose of this program is to train nephrologists for a career in academic research.More . . .
Research training in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is supported primarily by an NHLBI-sponsored Institutional NRSA Training Grant, now in its 21st year, though other foundation and industry sources provide important alternative funding mechanisms. Our basic research programs address fundamental questions concentrated in two important areas of Respiratory Biology - Airway Biology and Oxygen Utilization/Critical Care. However, fundamental commonalities among the issues addressed - such as cell signaling, cellular responses to the microenvironment, genetics, and cell differentiation, proliferation, and death - now blur distinctions between these two programs that in years past may have seemed more clear cut. Accordingly, our Research Training Program provides an interactive and broadly collaborative experience for all of our trainees, that ensures exposure to scientists within and beyond our own Section. We train PhD and MD (or equivalent) post-doctoral researchers side-by-side, recognizing that the special perspectives and experiences that each brings enlarges the exposure and viewpoint of the other.More . . .
The Section of Rheumatology has a well-developed basic science research program in which we train PhDs for productive careers in biomedical research. Our primary focus is on understanding the development and regulation of lymphocytes. These processes are fundamental to the pathogenesis of most autoimmune diseases. Our faculty also participates in the postdoctoral training programs in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology and Pathology.More . . .