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Career Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Physical Activity of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Health Informatics and Rehabilitation Engineering (PHIRE) Laboratory
College of Public Health

https://cph.temple.edu/

 

The Personal Health Informatics and Rehabilitation Engineering (PHIRE) Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy seeks a postdoctoral fellow to lead an extramurally funded project aimed at studying physical activity levels of individuals with spinal cord injury in the community. The project aims to develop algorithms based on an individual’s physical activity level and a clinician’s physical activity recommendation. A smartphone application will incorporate these algorithms to help a person set safe and highly personalized physical activity goals.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or another interdisciplinary field focusing on personal health informatics. Experience with development and evaluation of algorithms for sensor-based activity monitors in people, as well as with project management for subject recruitment and testing, data collection, data management, statistical analysis, and dissemination of project findings are required. The postdoctoral fellow will:

  • work closely with a number of project partners at other academic institutions and local hospitals,
  • manage PHIRE’s graduate and undergraduate students, and
  • maintain an active publication and conference travel portfolio.

The position is available beginning September 1, 2016. Applications are reviewed upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit via email a cover letter that indicates how the individual’s background fits with the project and a curent CV to Dr. Shivayogi Hiremath, Assistant Professor, at Shiv.Hiremath@temple.edu. For more information on the principal investigator and his research, visit https://cph.temple.edu/pt/faculty/shivayogi-v-hiremath.

Temple University College of Public Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

 

Posted 6.21.16

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Chronic Lung Diseases
Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research (CILR) at Temple University for a highly motivated candidate to study the modulation of lung innate immunity by a plant polyphenol quercetin as it relates to chronic lung diseases. This project focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which quercetin corrects defective innate immune functions of airway epithelium in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The position will provide excellent training in areas of biochemistry, innate immunity, and modelling of airway diseases.

The successful candidate must have prior experience with cell culture, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, western blotting, and handling small animals. Experience with culturing primary or stem cells and flow cytometry is desirable. CILR provides an excellent environment in which to interact with investigators from diversified fields and gain knowledge not only in innate immunity of lungs but also in other fields.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Umadevi Sajjan, Associate Professor, at uma.sajjan@temple.edu. Note that the position requires legal authorization or eligibility to obtain the required visa to work in the United States.

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 6.8.16

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

Biomarkers of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Department of Biology
Temple University College of Science and Technology

http://cst.temple.edu/

 

A postdoctoral position funded by the National Institutes of Health is immediately available in the Department of Biology at Temple University's College of Science and Technology. The postdoctoral fellow will study the transcriptional regulation of neuronal cell fate by ethanol.

Candidates should have a background in developmental biology, as well as experience in embryonic stem cells, cell culture, and RNA techniques. Additional experience in bioinformatics is preferred.

To apply, please forward a current CV, research statement, and a list of three references to Eleni Anni, Associate Research Professor, at eleni.anni@temple.edu.

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

 

Posted 3.23.16

 

  Postdoctoral Position in

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

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

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 sector 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 potentially 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 resesarch area, to Weidong Xiao, Ph.D., Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. The cover letter, current CV, 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

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 fellow 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

https://medicine.temple.edu/

 

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 interested in recruiting diverse faculty and staff.

 

Posted 6.16.15