Res Post Doc Fellow - Burkhardt- Department of Pathology lab- Dept. of Pathology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

LOC_ABRAMSON-Abramson Building Req ID: 83051

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in the Burkhardt Laboratory, within the Department of Pathology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Research in the lab is focused on understanding how cytoskeletal responses in T cells and dendritic cells function to tune the immune response, and how mutations in cytoskeletal proteins contribute to immunodeficiency diseases. Applicants must have an Ph.D. and/or M.D. in cell/molecular biology, immunology, biophysics or related fields.  Prior laboratory experience in mechanobiology or cytoskeletal biology is preferred. Possible projects include: 1) Characterizing how ligand mobility and substrate stiffness influence actin dynamics, force transmission, and TCR signaling; 2) Exploring the mechanical feedback loops that coordinate crosstalk between integrins and the TCR; 3) Investigating intracellular signaling molecules involved in mechanosensing during T cell activation and migration.


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 Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
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

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