Northwestern University (NU)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Choi Lab

Chicago, IL, United States


We are looking for a talented, energetic postdoctoral fellow to join the Choi lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, located in Chicago, IL.

We are seeking highly motivated research fellows with strong interest in cancer genetics/immunology to analyze molecular defects that occur in T cell lymphomas and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which these mutations contribute to disease. These efforts will provide important insights into fundamental T cell biology, i.e. T cell circuitry, identify clinically relevant biomarkers, and lead to novel lineage-specific therapeutic targets. Current projects are myriad. They include but are not limited to identification and molecular classification of aggressive subtypes and strategies to target these cancers with immunotherapy.


The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and a strong ability to design experiments and interpret experimental data. 


Experience and interest in T cell biology, cancer genomics, and epigenetics is preferred, but we are looking for hard working, creative scientists who are passionate about science. Preference will be given to candidates with multiple first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.



We are a well-funded group who employs cutting-edge high dimensional strategies to identify mechanisms governing T cell biology during immune homeostasis and cancer. To learn more about us, please visit our website at or

Our group is a collegial collection of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from around the world. The lab is highly collaborative and highly productive. To date, much of our work has focused on the elucidation of the genomics of T cell cancers. These have led to multiple manuscripts including Choi, et al. Nature Genetics. 2015 PMID: 26192916; Park, et al. Blood. 2017 PMID: 28694326; Daniels, et al. 2020 Nature Communications. PMID: 32286303. We currently have additional manuscripts submitted at Immunity and Cancer Discovery.



Our lab is on the fifth floor of the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, which is home to many of the elite biomedical researchers at Northwestern. The Lurie Center and the rest of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, blocks away from beautiful Lake Michigan.


Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references to Dr. Jaehyuk Choi (

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Postdoctoral Fellow