Research Assoc I - Silverman lab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ABRAMSON-Abramson Building 

Req ID: 83201

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary


Summary: A Research Assoc I  is immediately available at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study host-microbiota interactions at mucosal surfaces, their impact on the early-life immune system and strategies for manipulating the microbiome and immune system to prevent autoimmune diabetes (T1D)  within the Silverman lab. This project is funded by NIH and JDRF and includes collaboration with the PennCHOP microbiome program. 

Responsibilities: The work will involve cellular and molecular immunology and microbiology, the analysis of murine and human microbiomes, analysis of intestinal immune system cells including regulatory T cells, culture and manipulation of gut commensal organisms, as well as work with germ-free and gnotobiotic mice. Successful candidates should have a recent Ph.D. MS  or equivalent degree a background in immunology (or microbiology). They will participate in the writing of project plans, publications and contributing to managing project efforts. With seniority they will help to supervise and mentor team members (students and/or technicians).

Required skills: Basic immunologic techniques (cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA), PCR, immunoblotting; willingness to work with laboratory animals and human blood/stool samples; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively. Background in mucosal immunology is valued.

Optional skills: Experience with gnotobiotic and germfree animals; Microbial flow cytometry; ability to work with QIIME and other bioinformatics tools.

Of note, institutional assistance obtaining a visa to work in the United States is available


Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply.    



Michael A. Silverman MD, PhD


Silverman lab

Job Responsibilities
  • Assists faculty in the conduct of research of significant value in the basic and/or translational science area
  • Plans, conducts research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies
  • Collaborates with researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives
  • Trains technical staff, students in lab procedures
  • Reviews manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
  • Assists with the submission of grant applications/contracts and funding of research projects
  • Participates in free discussion, research progress, and overall morale
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds
  • May supervise students
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • Terminal degree (MD, PhD, DVM),  1or more years Post-Doctoral fellowship experience
  • Master’s degree, 3-5 years of scientifically relevant experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree, 7+ years of scientifically relevant experience required

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