Lab-Price- Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #830
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Price at The Wistar Institute. The Price lab investigates cellular RNA processing events hijacked by tumor-causing viruses. Example research projects include investigating how viruses regulate expression of their own genes temporally and spatially within an infected cell, and ways in which viruses evade detection by the cellular innate immune system. Candidates with strong interest in gene regulation, RNA biology, RNA/Protein interactions, fluorescent microscopy, sequencing technologies, and molecular virology are encouraged to apply. A strong background in molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with either RNA sequencing, third generation long-read sequencing technologies (Oxford Nanopore), confocal microscopy, or previous experience utilizing human viruses would be highly desired.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree and must have at least one first author peer-reviewed publication.  In addition to the online application, interested individuals should apply by submitting all of the following to Dr. Alexander Price,

  • A CV with publication list (published and in preparation)
  • One-page cover letter detailing their scientific interest in the Price lab and outlining potential interest areas for postdoctoral research projects
  • Names and contacts for three references

For more information on the Price Lab including a list of publications of the lab, please visit:

The Price Lab is located at the Wistar Institute, a world leader in early-stage discovery science in cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

The Wistar Institute is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). All candidates must share our commitment to DEI. The Wistar Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, mentoring, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic/research community. For more information about The Wistar Institute visit our website at

It is the policy of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, citizenship, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), pregnancy, caregiver status, domestic or sexual violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or on the basis of genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment.

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