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Career Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

Opportunities are currently available at Temple University in the:

  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine (8)
  • College of Science and Technology (1)

 

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Molecular Mechanisms of Vascular Inflammation
Independence Blue Cross Cardiovascular Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A position for a postdoctoral research scientist is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Autieri at the Independence Blue Cross Cardiovascular Research Center in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The laboratory conducts research in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of several cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, restenosis, and hypertension. The laboratory uses genetically modified animal and cell culture models to characterize the molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to vascular smooth muscle cell activation and vascular inflammatory diseases.

 

The lab currently focuses on mechanisms of mRNA stability that regulate the vascular response to inflammatory stimuli, with other projects focused on molecular mechanisms of cholesterol uptake in vascular cells and on inflammation-driven angiogenesis. The goals of these studies are to determine how anti-inflammatory therapeutics, including cytokines, might resolve vascular inflammatory diseases. Lab members have access to state-of-the-art molecular biology, mouse physiology, metabolic, and imaging facilities in the Department of Physiology and the IBC Cardiovascular Research Center.

 

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has the ability to create innovative ideas and perform experiments to address them, works well in a collaborative environment, and demonstrates strong communication skills. S/he is expected to:

 

  • Perform primary molecular biological assays in vitro and in vivo related to animal studies, including primary tissue culture, qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, cell transfection, EMSA, molecular cloning, and cell proliferation assays.
  • Have a functional understanding of bioinformatics.
  • Have some experience with rodent surgery.
  • Design and perform experiments, analysis, data interpretation, and presentations.
  • Write manuscripts and grants.
  • Interact with senior and junior members of the Center, as well as be able to train graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum requirements for the postdoctoral research scientist position include:

 

  • A Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience with animals, RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cell culture, and statistics.
  • Strong documentation skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff and professional colleagues.

Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and interest in the relevant research work to Dr. Michael Autieri, Professor, Department of Physiology, Associate Director of the IBC Cardiovascular Research Center. The cover letter, a current CV, and a list of three references that include the candidate’s doctoral supervisor should be sent electronically to Dr. Autieri at mautieri@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 10.31.18


  Postdoctoral Position in

Transcription and Epigenetic Regulation in Embryonic Stem Cells and Cardiac Development
Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Stem Cells and Cardiac Development Laboratory headed by Conchi Estaras, Ph.D. This new research laboratory forms part of the Center for Translational Medicine in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. It is part of a diverse and highly collaborative scientific community encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations between the basic and translational research programs.

 

In the Estaras lab, the focus is on identifying the molecular mechanisms that control stem cell differentiation toward specific cardiac lineages. The aim is to decipher signaling pathways, as well as transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate specific cardiac cell fates. This knowledge is to be used to identify mechanisms and factors important for cardiac cell development and to provide new tools to design stem cell-based strategies for cardiac repair.

 

The laboratory’s main models of study are human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs). Directed differentiation strategies are used together with cardiac organoids to mimic early cardiac cell development. A wide-range of techniques are applied to obtain a comprehensive panel of the transcriptome and the epigenome of the cells during cardiac cell fate acquisition, from conventional western-blot and qPCR to next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq, GRO-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq) and single-cell sequencing.

 

Enthusiastic candidates who hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. should apply. Experience in one or more of the following areas are preferred: stem cells, cardiac development, transcription, epigenetics, bioengineering, genomics, and/or bioinformatics.

 

The position, which is expected to start in early 2019, offers salary consistent with NIH guidelines and a competitive benefits package.

 

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter with your motivation for this position, and names of two academic references to lorhatch@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 10.24.18


  Postdoctoral Position in

Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration
Center for Metabolic Disease Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A position for a postdoctoral research scientist is available in the Stem Cell Biology and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory of Dr. Mohsin Khan at the Center for Metabolic Disease Research in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The laboratory conducts research in the field of stem cells and cardiac regeneration with the goal of identifying physiological mechanisms and cellular signaling pathways that regulate adult stem cell function under diseased and aged conditions. Using different stem cell models, the aim is to characterize basic cellular properties and develop an exosome-based translational approach for myocardial repair. Lab members have access to state-of-the-art molecular biology, mouse physiology, metabolism, and imaging facilities in the Department of Physiology and the Center for Metabolic Disease Research.


The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has the ability to create innovative ideas and perform experiments to address them, able to work in a collaborative environment, and demonstrates strong communication skills. Functions of the postdoctoral position include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Designing and performing experiments, analysis, data interpretation, and presentations.
  • Writing manuscripts and grants.
  • Interacting with senior and junior members of the Center, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Being involved in primary molecular biological assays in vitro and in vivo related to animal studies, tissue culture, qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, metabolic parameters analysis, cell transfection, molecular cloning, and the like.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Having earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Hands-on experience with animals, RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR, cell culture, and statistics. 
  • Strong documentation skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff and professional colleagues.
  • Experience with RNA-seq, epigenetics, and Chip-seq is also desirable.

Interested candidates should address a cover letter describing their research experience and interest in the relevant research work to Dr. Mohsin Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Center for Metabolic Disease Research. The cover letter, a current CV, and a list of three references that include the candidate’s doctoral supervisor should be sent electronically to Dr. Khan at mohsin.khan@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 10.24.18


  Postdoctoral Position in

Gene Therapy
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A position is available for a postdoctoral researcher in the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The successful candidate will work on gene therapy-related projects. S/he should have a good technical and theoretical knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, virology, and animal model study.

The postdoctoral researcher is responsible for performing a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives. S/he will work on one or multiple projects, including study the mechanism of factor VIII secretion and inhibitor formation, develop the next generation of factor VIII molecules for gene delivery technology, study the mechanism of AAV vector transduction, develop the next generation of AAV vectors for human gene therapy, and develop new strategies for cardiovascular-related diseases or infectious diseases. The methods to be used include tissue culture, molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology procedures and in vivo experiments in various mouse models.The successful candidate will also perform literary research and participate in the development of research protocols.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in Biology;
  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise students at the undergraduate level;
  • Able to work with potential hazardous specimens;
  • Capable of keeping accurate records of research performed to NIH standards;
  • Able to operate standard office equipment and software, including MS Office;
  • Exhibit excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Able to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Demonstrate organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks; and
  • Able to prioritize and focus on completion of tasks while under stress of a demanding work schedule.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter to Dr. Weidong Xiao, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, at weidong.xiao@temple.edu. Please include a statement of research interests, an updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

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 9.10.18

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Monocyte Biology and Immune Activation During Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Department of Neuroscience
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the research laboratory of Dr. Tricia Burdo in the Department of Neuroscience at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Burdo studies monocyte biology and immune activation during human immunodeficiency virus. Her research interests include examining the role of monocyte traffic and activation in the peripheral and central nervous system in the rhesus macaque model of AIDS; identifying biomarkers of HIV infection and HIV comorbidities (HIV-associated neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease); and examining mechanisms of HIV-associated cardiovascular diseases and viral gene editing in large animal models.

With the research covering a number of different disciplines, candidates should have experience in immunology, virology, molecular biology, or neuroscience, as well as a strong desire to learn about the areas in which they are not experienced. Expertise in immunological, cell, and molecular biological techniques is also expected, along with the ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data. All experiments will be performed in consultation and collaboration with Dr. Burdo. Functions of the postdoctoral postion include, but are not limited to:

  • Running experiments and developing, adapting, and implementing novel research techniques;
  • Attending and presenting data at seminars, journal clubs, and domestic/international meetings;
  • Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals;
  • Preparing publications, abstracts, and oral/poster presentations;
  • Helping maintain equipment; and
  • Assisting other lab members.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. with specialty in immunology, virology, neuroscience, or cardiology.
  • Willingness and ability to work with human and rhesus blood and tissue products under BSL2 or BSL2+ conditions.
  • Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, ELISAs, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and qRT-PCR.
  • Strong desire to learn about/study immunology and HIV pathogenesis.
  • Strong, proactive work ethic and friendly, cooperative demeanor.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

The position offers salary consistent with NIH guidelines and a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your research experience and career goals, your current CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Tricia Burdo, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, at burdot@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 8.27.18


  Postdoctoral Positions in

Metabolic Diseases
Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Ling Yang in the Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The Yang laboratory combines genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and CRISPR-mediated genome engineering to explore the complex regulatory networks of metabolic disorders and to translate findings into novel therapeutic approaches for treating metabolic disorders. Current research interests include long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and protein-coding genes in metabolic disorders, including but not limited to fatty liver diseases, dyslipidemia, and obesity; RNA or RNA-targeted therapies to treat metabolic disorders; and the multi-omics approach to dissecting the pathological process of metabolic disorders.

The following minimum education and skills are required for consideration:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or related areas;
  • First authorship in high-quality publications;
  • Extensive experience in molecular biology and mouse models;
  • Extensive experience in metabolism, liver, or lncRNAs; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience in bioinformatics or computer science is a plus.

To apply, please send a letter of interest detailing your expertise, your current CV, and contact information for three references to Ling Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, at ling.yang@temple.edu. The details of our research can be found at https://medicine.temple.edu/ling-yang.

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 8.24.18

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Cardiac Tissue Growth and Regenerative Medicine
Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in the Department of Pharmacology, Center for Translational Medicine. This position is in the lab of Ying Tian, Ph.D. The research project will focus on cardiac tissue growth and regenerative medicine.

The research being undertaken requires that the successful candidate be familiar with flow cytometry, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and molecular cloning. Experience with mouse studies is also required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in immunology, cellular and molecular biology, or a related field. A record of peer-reviewed publications is required as well.

Interested candidates should submit their application electronically and include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be emailed to Ying Tian, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, at ying.tian@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 5.15.18

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Factor VIII Gene Therapy and AAV Vector for Human Gene Therapy
Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

The laboratory of Dr. Weidong Xiao in the Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow. The position is open to those who have strong technical and theoretical knowledge and expertise in molecular biology, virology, and animal model study.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a wide range of research functions based on agreed protocols and objectives. The individual will study the mechanism of factor VIII secretion and develop the next generation of viral vectors for gene delivery technology. The methods to be used include tissue culture, molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology procedures and in vivo experiments in various mouse models. The expected outcome will be to find new strategies to improve factor VIII gene therapy and find new AAV vector for human gene therapy. The postdoctoral fellow will also perform literary research, participate in the development of research protocols, and perform other duties as assigned.

Applicants should hold an M.D. or Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, or other related areas in the life sciences. These skills and abilities are also required:

  • Work with potentially hazardous specimens;
  • Keep accurate records of research performed to NIH standards;
  • Prioritize and focus on the completion of tasks while under stress of a demanding work schedule;
  • Interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Supervise students at the undergraduate level;
  • Operate standard office equipment and software, including Microsoft Office; and
  • Possess excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter to Dr. Weidong Xiao, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, at wxiao@temple.edu. Please include a statement of research interests, an updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

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 11.8.17


College of Science and Technology

http://cst.temple.edu/

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Experimental Nuclear Physics
Department of Physics
Temple University College of Science and Technology

 

The Physics Department at Temple University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in the field of experimental nuclear physics. The Nuclear Physics Group seeks outstanding candidates to be involved in its Jefferson Lab (JLab) 12 GeV upgrade science program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead upcoming experiments in Hall C related to threshold J/psi production, VCS, A1n, and d2n to completion. The candidate can also contribute to a variety of other projects as the group is currently focusing on future opportunities with SoLID in Hall A at JLab and at an electron-ion collider (EIC). Other activities of the group also involve an R&D effort toward new detector systems that will be used in a high luminosity and high acceptance environment as well as research activities within the CLAS12 collaboration at JLab.

A Ph.D. in nuclear or particle physics is required. To apply, please send a cover letter, a current CV, and a research statement to Nikolaos Sparveris, Assistant Professor of Physics, at sparveri@temple.edu. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Sparveris's email.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to start on January 1, 2019 with the postdoctoral associate working out of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA.

Temple University College of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA, EOE, m/f/d/v).

Posted 8.22.18