Postdocs in NUIN

Postdoctoral fellows are an integral component of the neuroscience research enterprise at Northwestern, and many postdocs help train NUIN students and serve as valued mentors. The NUIN Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (Chair: James Booth), consisting of faculty and postdoc representatives, is charged with maintaing a current list of postdocs in NUIN labs, ensuring that postdocs receive NUIN communications, and generally advocating for postdocs’ interests.

All postocs are encouraged to be on the NUIN Postdoc listserv as well as the general NUIN listserv. If you want to be added to either of these, please contact Alana Lackore.

The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs, operated out of The Graduate School, offers numerous resources.

Persons interested in finding a postdoc position in a NUIN lab are encouraged to contact individual faculty members.


Postdoctoral Affairs Committee
Cassandra VanDunk (Co-Chair)
Anthony Ryals (Co-Chair)
Ece Demir
Audrey Lustig
Pavan Ramkumar

In the Spring 2014 quarter, the Postdoctoral Affairs Committee held its first Going on the Academic Job Market series of workshops on the Chicago campus.  The series included topics on:

Before you Apply – Information regarding the academic ‘job season’, where to apply, and when during your postdoctoral career you should apply.

Application Package – How to structure, what’s most important to a search committee.


 The Talk – What types of talks might you be asked to give and what are key points to get across in each.


Game day Etiquette – the dos and don’ts of interview day.


After the Interview/Negotiations – how and when to follow-up and negotiate your start-up package.


Non-Academic careers.