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Res Post Doc Fellow - Bioengineering & Biomaterials Laboratory

Date: Nov 15, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 22670

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Bioengineering & Biomaterials Laboratory

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania




The Bioengineering & Biomaterials Laboratory of Dr. Riccardo Gottardi at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow.


The successful candidate will work on tissue engineering of tracheal cartilage and vocal folds, and on new formulations and controlled delivery systems to prevent and repair laryngeal fibrosis. A background in chemical or materials engineering with experience in mammalian cell biology techniques and the use of animals models is preferred.


What we offer:

  • A collaborative and open environment that fosters learning and scientific growth
  • Regular interactions with world-class scientists and visiting speakers throughout CHOP and UPenn
  • Individual mentoring to enhance career development and tailored opportunities to support specific professional goals
  • A highly translational focus to address patient-centered medical problems and to push research from bench to bedside
  • An exciting environment with freedom to develop new research directions and work with incredible collaborators
  • Postdoctoral training compensation at NIH guidelines with a competitive benefits package offered by CHOP with the potential for renewal up to 3 additional years
  • A laboratory located in a dynamic east coast city with affordable cost of living


What we are looking for:

  • Enthusiastic and determined candidates with a passion for research and translation, who perform well in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment
  • Confidence in learning new techniques and designing projects independently
  • Interest and initiative in applying for postdoctoral fellowships and excitement to take advantage of other career development opportunities
  • Motivation in working with and mentoring junior lab members and undergraduate researchers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an outstanding publication record
  • Candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense

Start date January/February 2019 or upon mutual agreement.


Application materials required via email to Beth Ann McCullough:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter outlining relevant expertise and scientific interests
  3. Two first author manuscripts (published or accepted)
  4. Contact information of three references.



Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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