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Res Post Doc Fellow - pediatric cancer immuno-oncology

Date: Nov 18, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 21567

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) will have a terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc. and will, under the direction/guidance of Dr. John Maris, assume responsibility for pediatric cancer immuno-oncology research in collaboration with the St. Baldrick-Stand Up To Cancer Immunogenomics Team he directs ( The postdoc will join a growing immuno-oncology team based in his laboratory, and work in collaboration with several other laboratories at CHOP/Penn and at 10 other institutions. He/she will have a specific project under this umbrella, designed to discover and develop novel and potentially impactful new immunotherapies for children with cancer, specifically focusing on neuroblastoma. A model recent example of the type of work to be pursued can be found in Bosse, 2017, Cancer Cell. The post-doc will also benefit from the Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network, created in part with Biden moonshot monies, where Dr. Maris serves as PI and has recently received notice of award for the 5 year project: Available projects include immunotherapeutic target discovery (native proteins or MHC-restricted epitopes), antibody drug conjugate development, chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy development, and defining mechanisms of tumor cell intrinsic and extrinsic immune suppression. Immuno-oncology experience is required, and familiarity with advanced genomic technologies and methods are preferred skills. 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 careers in academia.

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

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