Lab-Weiner - Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #819
Monday, September 25, 2023

The Wistar Institute is seeking talented and motivated scientists at the Post-Doctoral level the laboratory of Dr. David Weiner, Professor, Director of the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center. The goal of this postdoctoral research appointment is a focus in the development of new approaches to generate protective immunity or immune therapy tools against difficult infectious agents or for treatment of pathogenic cells including immunotherapy of specific cancers. Both basic research as well as translational studies are envisioned under this postdoctoral appointment.

Candidates must have their PhD, or equivalent, or be close to obtaining their doctoral degree. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in molecular / cellular immunology, molecular biology and/or cancer biology. Experience in relevant areas includes familiarity with machine learning tools for data analysis, Crispr-Cas approaches, nucleic acid biology, transcriptomics, 10x and single cell analysis, and humanized mouse models among others. Competitive applicants will have strong critical thinking, organizational and communication skills with a focus on growth and leadership. Recent first authored publications in peer-reviewed journals are important.

In addition to submitting the online application, please submit a curriculum vitae and contact details of two references via e-mail to George Leslie, Research Project Manager:

The Wistar Institute is a world leader in early-stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology, and infectious disease. Wistar is committed to accelerating research advances from bench to bedside through brilliant science and distinctive approaches to collaboration among scientific investigators and academic and industry partners. Wistar’s dynamic environment supports the advancement of discoveries that will change the future of human health.

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.

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.

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