Research Postdoc Fellow - Human Genetics and Genomics

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 5788

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position in human genetics is available at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for an individual with independent research ability in molecular genetics/molecular cytogenetics and/or bioinformatics.  A stimulating academic environment and excellent clinical resources are available in the laboratory of Dr. Beverly S. Emanuel. The successful postdoctoral candidate will assist in the supervision of technicians, students and undergraduate research assistants, attend lab meetings, journal club and participate in other lab-related meetings.

The research in the laboratory focuses on mechanisms and consequences of chromosomal rearrangement—with an emphasis on DNA sequence characteristics that promote rearrangement and the mechanism(s) responsible for generating non-random chromosomal aberrations (translocations, deletions).  These studies involve analysis of underlying chromosomal architecture and chromosomal dynamics during replication and recombination.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D./M.D.) with at least 1-2 years’ experience. The position is suitable for individuals with a strong background in molecular biology, bioinformatics and/or human genetics. The ideal candidate would have demonstrated an interest and aptitude in human genetics, and display excellent communication and writing skills. Molecular biology expertise is essential and experience in cytogenetic techniques advantageous. Other desirable skills may include qRT-PCR, molecular cytogenetics (especially in situ hybridization), PCR, tissue culture and immunocytochemical techniques. Excellent interpersonal and English language skills are required along with the ability to write scientific manuscripts and abstracts.

Interested candidates should submit, by email, your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names of three references to:

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
  • The training and qualifications of all personnel trained outside of the US must be reviewed to ensure that it is equivalent to CLIA requirements, with records of the review available on-site. The equivalency evaluations should be performed by a nationally recognized organization.

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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