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Northwestern University is a private research university with 12 schools and more than 21,000 students across three campuses. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, research thrives at Northwestern University, with teams working to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations.

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About Northwestern

6,500+ full and part-time staff 3,300+ full-time faculty members #9 national university $797.8M annually in sponsored research

Learn more about our two main campuses, situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront, our comprehensive benefits package and more. Why you should work at Northwestern.

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Alison Wilder

Program Manager for Executive Education, Kellogg School of Management
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Kranthi Akula

Regulatory Operations Manager, Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine
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Donna Wang Su

Associate Director of Operations/Program Manager at the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Dorina Rasmussen

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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