Lab-Murphy - Post-Doctoral Fellow

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
June 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Wistar Institute has an opening for a motivated, hard-working and collegial Post-Doctoral Fellow trained in molecular and cellular biology to join the laboratory of Dr. Maureen Murphy. The Murphy lab studies the genetics of the p53 suppressor protein, focusing on genetic variants of p53 that exist in populations of African-descent (P47S and Y107H) and Ashkenazi Jewish (G334R). Dr. Murphy seeks to understand the impact of these genetic variants of p53 on cancer risk and the efficacy of cancer therapy, using cell lines and animal models. Dr. Murphy also studies the cancer-survival protein HSP70. Her lab employs a novel series of HSP70 inhibitors for melanoma and colorectal cancer therapy.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) degree or should be close to obtaining their doctoral degree. In addition to the online application, please submit a curriculum vitae and contact details of three references to Dr. Maureen Murphy via e-mail at

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. 

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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