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Career Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Bacteriophage Genetics
Oral Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

http://dentistry.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available to create and study genetically modified bacteriophages through the mutagenesis, isolation, and analysis of phages resulting from prophage genetic engineering. The position is funded for one year, with the possibility of additional funding thereafter.

Candidates should possess a Ph. D., D.M.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, with advanced training in microbiology. The following is also preferred:

  • Experience in gene cloning and expression that includes DNA extraction and purification, primer design, PCR amplification, site-specific mutagenesis, creation of recombinant vectors, electroporation/transformation, and selection of recombinant transformant clones; and
  • Experience in bacteriophage biology/genetics that includes isolation, growth, and purification of bacterial viruses; induction of temperate bacteriophages; and host-range assessment.

Interested applicants should submit an updated curriculum vitae and a list of three references to Dr. Roy Stevens, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or electronically at roy.stevens@temple.edu. Questions can be asked at 215-707-7707.

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

 

Posted 1.19.16

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

AAV Vector Technology
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

http://www.temple.edu/medicine/

 

The Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University announces a postdoctoral fellow position in molecular biology and virology. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to independently perform a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives in the study of the mechanism of AAV vector DNA stabilization in vivo and development of the next generation of AAV vector technology. The methods to be used include tissue culture, Western analysis, Southern analysis, various viral transfections, measurement of DNA degradation and stabilization, and in vivo experiments in various mouse models. The expected outcome will be to find new strategies to improve AAV vector transduction for human gene therapy and expand the applications for AAV vectors. Other duties include performing literary research and participating in the development of research protocols.

Candidates are required to hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in Biology and to have technical and theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and virology. Research experience in molecular biology and virology is strongly desired. In addition, the individual must have the ability to:

  • Work with potential hazardous specimens;
  • Keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards;
  • Supervise undergraduate students;
  • Interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; and
  • Be organized and multi-task under a demanding work schedule.

Highly motivated applicants with a strong background in molecular biology and virology are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and training, as well as their interest in the relevant research area, to Weidong Xiao, Ph.D., Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references that includes the candidate’s doctoral advisor should be sent electronically to Dr. Xiao at weidong.xiao@temple.edu.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

 

Posted 1.15.16

 

 Postdoctoral Position in

Inflammation in Cardiac Disease
Cardiovascular Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

http://www.temple.edu/medicine/

 

The Cardiovascular Research Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate with a strong background in immunology and molecular biology. The laboratory has long-standing and productive research projects to study the role of inflammation in cardiac disease.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, keen to acquire new knowledge and skills, and eager to produce scientific publications. Demonstrated expertise in molecular and immunology techniques is required. Expertise in cell imaging, microscopy, and/or cardiovascular biology is preferred. Strong organizational and record keeping skills to record experiment results and analyze data, as well as effective communication skills, are expected.

This interesting job opportunity in offered in innovative surroundings. Highly motivated applicants with a strong background in immunology and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Please send a current CV, a statement of research interest that includes a description of experience in immunology and molecular biology, and contact information for three references to Dr. Abdelkarim Sabri at sabri@temple.edu.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

 

Posted 10.29.15

 

 Postdoctoral Position in

Imaging Tumor Microenvironment Interactions
Department of Bioengineering
Temple University College of Engineering

http://engineering.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the newly established Gligorijevic Laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering in Temple University's College of Engineering. The laboratory also participates in the Cancer Biology Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, which provides additional access to facilities, patient samples, and translational applications.

An independent and ambitious postdoctoral candidate is sought for a project about systems microscopy analysis of tumor cell motility in a microenvironment context. The focus of this multidisciplinary study is on the integrative effect of complex microenvironment signals, both physical and chemical, on tumor cell phenotypes and on the switching between such phenotypes. The project will rely heavily on 4D intravital multiphoton microscopy of tumors and the microenvironment in transgenic and xenograft mouse models.

A Ph.D. in a life science discipline is required, with preference for a strong background in molecular/cell and cancer biology, microscopy, and animal work. Advantage will be given to applicants with systems thinking and quantitative skills. Although the position funding is currently secured for three years, applicants are expected to apply for postdoctoral fellowships.

To apply, please email Dr. Bojana Gligorijevic at bojana.gligorijevic@temple.edu. Attach your cover letter, including the reasons why you wish to train in the lab; a current CV; and at least two letters of reference, including one from your doctoral advisor.

Temple University College of Engineering is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

 

Posted 7.15.15

 Two Postdoctoral Positions in

Translational Research on Lung Injury
Department of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

http://www.temple.edu/medicine/

 

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Beata Kosmider in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine's Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine. The goal of the translational research is to explore the mechanisms involved in lung injury induced by environmental factors and in human and murine emphysema, with a focus on the impairment of the antioxidant defense system. The successful candidates will develop and execute experimental procedures, interpret experiments, present results at scientific conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. Each will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

One position is funded by the National Institutes of Health and requires a recent Ph.D. or similar degree and a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology. The successful candidate must have extensive experience in molecular cloning, protein expression, and purification. Individuals with a background in X-ray crystallography and NMR and/or at least one first-authored paper are particularly encouraged to apply.

The other position requires a recent Ph.D. degree and a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. Prior training in stem cell/developmental biology, genetics, and mouse models is highly preferred.

To apply, please email a cover letter summarizing your previous research experience, current research interests, and future goals; a current CV; and contact information for three references to Dr. Beata Kosmider at beata.kosmider@temple.edu.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

 

Posted 6.16.15

 Postdoctoral Position in

Pediatric Obesity
Center for Obesity Research and Education
Temple University College of Public Health

http://cph.temple.edu/

 

The Center for Obesity Research and Education within Temple University’s College of Public Health announces the availability of a postdoctoral research fellowship position in the area of pediatric sleep and obesity risk. The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to work with investigators on an ongoing NHLBI-funded randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a brief behavioral sleep intervention on children’s eating and activity behaviors and obesity risk. Specifically, the fellow will be involved in coordination and oversight of the study and delivery of intervention as well as in manuscript preparation and grant writing.

The position is for an appointment of up to two years to begin in July 2015. Start date is negotiable. Competitive salary, excellent resources for career development, and liberal benefits are offered. Support will also be available for conference travel. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in psychology, a behavioral or social science, or related discipline. Experience in clinical research, particularly in delivery of behavioral interventions, and demonstration of productivity in research are strongly desired.

Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and training, as well as their interest in the relevant research area, to Chantelle N. Hart, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Health and Research Scientist at the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University. The cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three references should be sent electronically to Dr. Hart at chantelle.hart@temple.edu.

Temple University College of Public Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

 

Posted 3.9.15