Post-Doctoral Fellow - Kulp Lab

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
We offer an excellent benefits package.
January 25 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Wistar Institute has an opening for Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Kulp. The lab focuses on rational vaccine and therapeutic antibody design for a variety of priority infectious diseases (e.g. Lassa Virus) and cancer targets. Projects will utilize the techniques we recently developed for designing vaccine candidates for HIV. Projects will also use directed evolution approaches (mammalian and yeast cell-surface display) to engineer and optimize interactions between vaccine antigens and neutralizing antibodies. Structure-based design and deep sequencing will help guide and inform the directed evolution efforts. Immunizations with designed vaccine candidates will be examined in appropriate animal models and antigens will be further refined based on serological assessment. The goal is to develop therapeutic vaccines and antibodies suitable for human clinical trials. 

We are looking for a creative individual who is excited about making an impact on human health through highly-innovative bioengineering approached. Interested candidates should have experience with cloning, protein expression, transfection and maintenance of mammalian cell cultures. Candidates with yeast display or structural biology experience a plus.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV with the name of three references to Dr. Daniel Kulp (

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. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.

We offer an excellent benefits package.

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