Post-Doctoral Fellow

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 10 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Lab-Liang- Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #461

 Monday, November 9, 2020

The Wistar Institute has an opening for an ambitious and productive Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Chengyu Liang to investigate the molecular mechanisms of the DNA repair pathway and the lysosome pathway in melanoma prevention/immunotherapy. 

Research in the Liang Lab is centered on understanding the basic principle of cellular processes including autophagy, apoptosis, DNA damage/repair, and intracellular trafficking to answer key questions in cancer development and infectious disease. The lab is a multi-disciplinary, highly interactive team, and postdocs are expected to conduct independent and challenging research under the PI’s close supervision and work in a highly collaborative manner.

Candidates should have their PhD or be close to obtaining their doctoral degree in a related field and should have a record of publications. Strong laboratory experience with penetrating knowledge of molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, and immunology techniques is required. Proficiency in mice experiments and demonstrated ability to work independently with self-initiative and pro-active thinking is also required. Previous experience with ‘omics’ approaches and bioinformatics is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have the highest scientific integrity and strong commitment to research excellence and achieving assigned objectives. 

In addition to the online application, please submit a curriculum vitae and contact details of three references to: Dr. Chengyu Liang,


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 a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. 

For more information about The Wistar Institute visit our website at

It is the policy of The Wistar Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or on the basis of genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment.

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