University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
We seek a highly-motivated and self-sufficient post doc to join our human immunology laboratory. Candidates should possess or soon possess PhD degrees in immunology, cell/molecular biology, genetics or related fields. The available position is to study epigenetic regulation of healthy and diseased germinal center reactions using genome wide technologies including RNA-seq, CHiP-seq and ATAC-seq. The post doc filling this position will also have opportunities to work on/lead
disease discovery projects. Competitive candidates need to possess experience in flow cytometry, cell sorting and molecular biology. Experience in genome editing and analysis of large genomic data sets are also favored.
The offered position is funded for approximately five years. For productive post-docs there will be opportunities to present scientific data at local, national and international meeting. Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and previous training. A summer/autumn 2019 start date is preferred.
The research activity will take place in a highly academic environment. The lab is located on the 12th floor of the Abramson Research Center, a part of Children’s Hospital Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute. The institute is one of the largest and prestigious pediatric research programs in the USA with 425 full time investigators working in 700,000 square feet across three dedicated research buildings. CHOP is situated within the the University of Pennsylvania Campus and is home to the Pediatrics Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, an Ivy League medical school. This rich, intellectual environment is ideal for the conduct of interdisciplinary and innovative research.
Philadelphia, the 6th most-populous U.S. city, provides a dynamic cultural environment and numerous forms of entertainment. Philadelphia is easy to access through its large international airport. New York City is only 90 minutes by train.
More information about the Romberg Lab can be viewed at the following URL (romberglab.org)
Interested candidates should email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter with a short description of achievements and a description how this opportunity fits within their anticipated career trajectory
- A CV with a complete list of publications
- The contact info for two references
Are you interested in adaptive immunology and immunodeficiencies?
Dr. Eliisa Kekäläinen (Adj. professor, MD PhD) and her small research group are studying the adaptive immune system in different situations where some small or a larger part of the immune system is missing or working poorly (inborn or acquired immunodeficiencies). Dr. Kekäläinen’s group is a member of the Translational Immunology Research Program at University of Helsinki. We have a project that is focused on the ultimate treatment-related immunodeficiency, i.e. stem-cell transplantation, and we study how the adaptive immune system recuperates from it. We also study basic immunological mechanisms using rare congenital immunodeficiencies as models. We study only human immunology and aim to use cutting-edge technology to answer these complex research questions. For example, we are currently developing single-cell omics methods for simultaneous transcriptome and immunophenotype analysis.
Our group is small and just starting up, so every member in our group will be a key player. A perfect candidate would be proactive, independent, curious, and ambitious. Good English oral and writing skills are essential. Experience with flow-cytometry and/or transcriptomics are appreciated.
If you are interested, we have both master’s degree and PhD projects available. Please contact Dr. Eliisa Kekäläinen directly: email@example.com