Post-Doctoral Researcher – Training in Muscle Biology and Muscle Disease

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
salary commensurate with experience
January 24 2017
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Post-Doctoral Researcher – Training in Muscle Biology and Muscle Disease

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Post-doctoral positions are available within the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine’s training program in Muscle Biology and Muscle Disease.  This program is supported by a T32 award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Members of the Penn community are known world-wide for excellence in muscle research, and this program facilitates collaborative training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows. Our training program enables trainees to work in laboratories directed by principal investigators who are leaders in the study of the cell biology, genetics, and physiology of muscle as well as developing therapeutic approaches for muscle diseases. Although the range of interests and expertise of the trainers on this grant is broad, the training is focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle function and disease. The program is designed to take advantage of the highly collaborative nature of the faculty, thus providing the trainees with the opportunity to integrate molecular and clinical aspects of muscle biology into their research. This training diversity provides an unparalleled training environment in the area of muscle biology.

The vibrant PMI community hosts an array of seminars, journal clubs, and symposia that engage students, post-docs, and faculty.  For a listing of PMI programs, see our website (  Additionally, Penn’s Biomedical Postdoctoral Program ( is a national leader in career development for post-doctoral researchers. 

Send a cover letter stating research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of 3 references to Prof. Tejvir S. Khurana MD, PhD

(email: University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.