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Research Post Doctoral Fellow - Neurology

Wolfe Laboratory School of Veterinary Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Mar 11, 2022
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The post-doctoral fellow will assume responsibility for an on-going research project the under the guidance of the principal investigator, Dr. John H. Wolfe.  The projects are funded by NIH grants.  It is expected that the post-doc will conduct independent scholarly research and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group. Post-docs have opportunities to develop new methods and protocols for research and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab.  Post-docs may also have opportunities to supervise junior lab members and expand their supervisory and laboratory management skills.  CHOP and UPenn offer an array of courses and seminars designed to enhance career development as fellows progress through their post-doc years. 

The specific research involves development of AAV-based gene therapy and the development of stem cell replacement approaches for central nervous system diseases.  Post-docs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. They will participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings.  Postdocs will acquire new technical and manuscript/grant writing skills. For a recent example of the work see: Yoon, Hunter, Chawla et al, Brain, 2020: 143; 2058-2072; and for a scientific commentary: Rahim and Gissen, Brain 2020: 143; 1964-1974. 

A PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific area is required. Experience in relevant scientific areas is preferred, including molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, gene transfer vectors, production and analysis of stem cells, translational medicine. 

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
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