Res Post Doc Fellow - Pediatric Immunotherapy:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 22672

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The postdoctoral fellow (postdoc) with a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.) will conduct basic/translational research aimed at elucidating the role of alternative mRNA splicing in resistance to cancer immunotherapy and in generating targetable neo-epitopes in leukemia. This project is funded by the recently awarded 5-year U01 grant from the National Cancer Institute as part of the Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (PI-DDN) and Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative []. The work will be carried out under the guidance of Dr. Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, Chief of Division of Experimental Pathology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CHOP shares a contiguous campus with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with ample interactions with the NCI-designated Abramson Cancer Center, Institute for Immunology, and other academic entities. Strong candidate will have considerable experiences in one of the following fields: RNA biology, cancer genetics, hematologic malignancies, immunotherapy, and bioinformatics. However, recent graduates with published record of accomplishments in related areas will be considered as well, as long as they have the thirst to prove themselves in a highly collaborative and dynamic research environment.




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.

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