Res Post Doc Fellow -Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Genetic Regulation of Skeletal Cells

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19014

​Location: LOC_ABRAMSON-Abramson Building 

Req ID: 219471

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Lefebvre laboratory in the Translational Research Program in Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Abramson Research Institute.

The fellow will contribute to elucidating mechanisms whereby transcription factors from the SOX family work cooperatively with others to control the fate of articular and growth plate chondrocytes. The fellow will use cutting edge approaches in vivo and in vitro, including mouse models and high throughput ‘omics’ approaches. Successful accomplishment of this research is anticipated to deepen fundamental scientific knowledge, increase understanding of mechanisms underlying skeleton malformation and degenerative diseases, and help the fellow launch a promising career as an independent research investigator.

Strong candidates for this position will have obtained a Ph.D. degree in biological science in the last three years, will have a solid scientific background and strong publication record relevant to the project, and will be eager to contribute productively to pioneering research in skeletal biology and molecular genetics. They will also demonstrate outstanding communication skills and first-rate interpersonal and organizational skills.

The CHOP Abramson Research Institute offers an exceptionally interactive and front-line scientific environment with state-of-the-art research core facilities and with multiple career-development programs for trainees. It recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Competitive salaries are provided along with excellent fringe benefits.

Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three or more Faculty-level references to Dr. Véronique Lefebvre (



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

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

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

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