Res Post Doc Fellow - John Maris Lab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research Req ID: 72461

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Seeking creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work under Dr. John Maris as part of a growing, multidisciplinary team that he oversees (St. Baldrick-Stand Up To Cancer and Biden Moonshot initiatives), focused on developing immunotherapies for childhood cancers. The postdoc will work as part of a highly collaborative team, both at Penn/CHOP and institutions across North America.

The immunotherapy program in the Maris lab encompasses all early stage immunotherapy development activities: target discovery (membrane proteins and MHC antigens), engineering receptors (mAb/ADC/CAR/TCR/BiTE), preclinical testing and optimization, and clinical trials. Other projects include experimental and computational optimization of the receptor safety/engineering process, development of new technologies to improve the immunotherapy development process, such as to enable the application of these therapies to wider patient populations.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to work to develop an independent project as well as work on several collaborative projects, benefiting from access to a broad range of patient samples and datasets (genomic, transcriptomic, immunopeptidomic, single-cell, etc.).

This job is open to those seeking first or second post-docs. Preference also given to post-docs eligible for K99/R00 awards and those seeking future independent academic careers.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent research and develop new methods and projects.
  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 presentations at meetings/conferences.
  5. Supervise junior lab members.

 Education and Experience

  1. A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  2. Required experience in immunology, tumor biology, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology. Preferred experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, and genomics.



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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
Additional Technical Requirements

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.

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