Res Post Doc Fellow -Epigenetic Research

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 134523

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Kalish, at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  The Penn/CHOP campus provides a rich scientific environment in multiple areas of genetics, cancer, and epigenetics.   The lab is part of the Division of Human Genetics and the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR).   

Research focuses on cutting edge translational research in epigenetics and cancer predisposition, specifically in how epigenetic changes lead to overgrowth and the transition to cancer.  Using both human samples and human cell-based models we employ a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, and cell biology.

The successful applicant will become part of a highly interactive and collaborative team.  Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in a related discipline with good skills in molecular biology, cancer genetics, bioinformatics, cell culture preferably with induced pluripotent stem cells and/or organoid experience, and a strong motivation to learn new techniques and research topics.  It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute to the overall research goals of the project and the research group. 

The postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) will have a terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc. and will, under the direction/guidance of a mentor (principal investigator), assume responsibility for a specific, on-going research project. The postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development, and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group.  Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording and interpretation/evaluation of data and communication of results. Postdocs will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the laboratory.

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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

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

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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