Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
August 24 2018
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Req ID: 21308

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Davidson laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is currently seeking a creative and dedicated individual with a strong passion for research to join our innovative laboratory.  Our lab offers an exciting opportunity to work in a pioneering, collaborative, inspiring and dynamic environment.

Housed in the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics, research in the Davidson lab is focused on understanding the basis for neurodegeneration in inherited brain diseases and applying that knowledge towards the development of therapies. When established methods are not available, novel cell and animal models are developed.  Using both gene and small molecule therapies as research tools and potential therapeutic interventions, she and her collaborators have developed novel vectors for approaching brain delivery.

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) degree, and relevant experience in virology, lentiviral vectors, vector purification and demonstrated expertise in both protein biochemistry and molecular biology.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, possess strong problem solving and critical thinking skills and have the ability to work independently, exercise discretion and communicate effectively.  

Successful candidates will benefit from the thriving and collegial UPenn/CHOP research community, tailored career development guidance, state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent benefits package. 

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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

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.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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