Postdoctoral Fellow

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

 Post Doc Fellow-Studying mechanisms of skeletal development, metabolism & repair- Dr.Fanxin Long

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available for studying mechanisms of skeletal development, metabolism and repair at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  The lab seeks to elucidate the molecular characteristics and fate determination of mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells in bone, and to understand the role of cellular and systemic metabolism in skeletal health and diseases.  The experimental techniques include single cell RNA sequencing, mouse genetics and metabolic tracing with mass spectrometry.  The researcher will have access to first-rate core facilities both at CHOP and University of Pennsylvania, and enjoy interactions with experts in the fields of skeletal biology and metabolism at both institutions.  An ideal candidate should have PhD or equivalent research experience in cell, molecular or developmental biology with a strong motivation for musculoskeletal research.  

Since the early days of his scientific training, Dr. Long has been interested in understanding how the mammalian skeleton is formed and maintained in a functional state throughout life. Many of his studies have revolved around key developmental pathways such as Hedgehog, Wnt and Notch signaling in bone development and homeostasis. Through mouse genetic studies, his group has defined specific functions of the developmental signals in bone cell differentiation. Their biochemical studies have led to the discovery that developmental signals reprogram cellular metabolism to change cell fate. The lab currently tests the hypothesis that dysregulation of glucose metabolism is a root cause for skeletal disorders associated with diabetes and aging.

Please email CV with 3 lettters of reference to Dr. Fanxin Long

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 Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

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

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

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.

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