Research Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Aime Franco Lab- Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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ABRAMSON - Abramson Building Req ID: 27478

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Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Research Postdoctoral Fellow: Cell signaling and microenvironment remodeling in tumorigenesis within Dr. Aime Franco's lab

A postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) position is open in a translational research laboratory in the Division of Endocrinology studying tumor progression and the role of the tumor microenvironment. Our group studies tumorigenesis and the dynamic role of immune cells and mechanical cues from the extracellular matrix in disease pathogenesis, with the goal of identifying new therapeutic, prognostic and diagnostic targets. We use a variety of models including genetically engineered mouse models of cancer, primary patient cell lines and ex vivo cultures. Common techniques and approaches include genetic manipulation, genomic and proteomic analysis, molecular and biochemical analysis, cell culture and in vivo modeling. The postdoctoral fellow will help lead and develop a project investigating the cooperative roles of MAPK signaling and PI3K signaling in remodeling the tumor microenvironment. The postdoc must have a terminal degree in a relevant field and at least one first-author manuscript publication. Prior experience working with mouse models of disease is strongly preferred.

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.

More information about Dr.Franco below:


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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