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Research Post Doctoral Fellow - Kalish Lab

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19014

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 221292

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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Job Summary

Post Doctoral Fellow position in The Kalish Lab. The Kalish Lab studies how genetic and epigenetic alterations lead to overgrowth syndromes. This work focuses largely on patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) and understanding the transition from normal growth to overgrowth to tumor formation. BWS is the most common cancer predisposition and growth disorder that leads to cancer in children. Children with BWS can develop overgrowth of a number of different organs and in some cases develop tumors, most commonly hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) and/or Wilms tumor (kidney cancer). Some of the same genetic and epigenetic changes that cause BWS are also seen in other types of cancer; therefore studying BWS is a window into understanding the larger questions about growth and the transition to cancer.

The Kalish Lab focuses on improving clinical care for children with BWS through clinical and translational research. The lab oversees the BWS registry and biorepository and its work uses clinical data and samples to understand the transition between normal growth, overgrowth, and cancer. The lab's clinical research focuses on improving care for the clinical features of BWS and understanding the correlations between those manifestations. Through this work the lab continues to develop national management guidelines for BWS. Its translational research focuses on how the epigenetic and genetic changes lead to the features of BWS including overgrowth and cancer, with goals of understanding these mechanisms and developing therapeutics.

https://www.research.chop.edu/kalish-laboratory

The postdoctoral fellow 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 lab.

 

 

 

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

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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