Post Doctoral Fellow
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Requirements:
Applicants must have a Doctoral degree, PhD, MD or DVM, in Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics or a biological science related discipline. Additional experience with tissue culture, stem cells and computational methodologies is desirable but not essential
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
- Child Abuse Clearances
- FBI Fingerprint Clearance
- Drug Screening
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.

The Post Doctoral Fellow position is in the laboratory of Dr. Ian Krantz in the Genetics Research Division.

The postdoc candidate will investigate the development of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models for human developmental disorders.

Applicants must have a Doctoral degree, PhD, MD or DVM, in Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics or a biological science related discipline. Additional experience with tissue culture, stem cells and computational methodologies is desirable but not essential

A CV and letters of reference from 2-3 prior employers who can attest to competency and skills in research will be required. The applicant must also be eligible for a NIH postdoctoral fellowship and available for at least two years. Salary will be based on the 2013 NIH guidelines.

The Postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development, and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group.

Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. Postdocs will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings.

Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong research skills
Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment
Value for research integrity and collaborative research
High level of motivation
Good communication skills/Strong interpersonal skills

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
- Child Abuse Clearances
- FBI Fingerprint Clearance
- Drug Screening
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

To learn more about the CHOP Research Institute and the research programs visit: http://research.chop.edu.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and three references and/or letters of recommendation and must also complete a profile on our website at www.chop.edu/careers

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