Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurodegeneration and Neuroregeneration

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 08 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Req ID: 19887

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Song Lab at University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is currently seeking a creative and dedicated individual with a strong passion for research, curiosity and self-motivation. Our lab offers an exciting opportunity to work in a closely collaborative, inspiring and dynamic environment. The long-term goal of the Song lab is to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis governing the formation, maintenance and function of neural circuits under physiological and pathological conditions, using both Drosophila and mammalian models. In particular, we are interested in dissecting the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms governing neuroregeneration, via genetic screening and pathway analyses in flies, followed by verification using in vitro and in vivo mammalian injury models. Promising novel therapeutic targets will be further assessed for translational potential. Our lab is focused on three main themes: 1. Elucidating the mechanisms underlying neural degeneration and regeneration 2. Linking pathways regulating neuroregeneration, neurodegenerative diseases and tumorigenesis 3. Developing fly models for novel human neurodevelopmental disorders If you would like to learn more about our research, please visit our lab website (

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) degree, and preferably experimental background working with any of the areas mentioned above, in particular fly genetics, neuronal culture or mammalian injury models. Prospective applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, CV and the names and contact information of three references to Yuanquan Song at

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
  2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
  3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
  4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
  5. Supervise junior lab members
  6. Assist with other research projects

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

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