Res Post Doc Fellow - Center for Childhood Cancer Research:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 14829

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community. 

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carolyn A. Felix, M.D., Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

The successful candidate will participate in research directed at advancing new agents through the preclinical development stages of pediatric cancer treatment towards the goal of advancing novel agents in the clinic. The position will focus on the molecular biology of the drug response including drug effects on cancer cells and normal cells that are associated with drug efficacy and treatment complications.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who is motivated, creative, enthusiastic, and careful, who thinks critically and works well in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team. Candidates must have a recent Ph.D., D.V.M, or M.D./Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Experience with mammalian cell culture (established cell lines and primary leukemia samples), molecular and cell biology techniques, flow cytometry, and mouse models are desirable. The position is funded by private grants and by the The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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 and lab management skills, and to be proficient at manuscript/grant writing; postdocs will 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.

Postdoctoral fellows at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receive mentored training in a rich scientific and collaborative environment that includes the resources of the adjacent University of Pennsylvania.

To learn more about the CHOP Research Institute, Dr. Carolyn Felix and the research programs visit:

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

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Phone: 866-820-9288 

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