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Lab-Liang- Post-Doctoral Fellow

Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
Closing date
Jan 1, 2022

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The Wistar Institute has an opening for an ambitious and productive Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Chengyu Liang to investigate mechanisms underlying the intricate dialog between imbalance of autophagy-lysosome, uncontrolled inflammation, and tumorigenesis.

Research in 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 as well as viral infectious disease. Our lab is 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.

PhD or equivalent degree is required. Recent PhD graduates from related fields and with record of publications are encouraged to apply. Strong laboratory experience with penetrating knowledge of molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, cell metabolism and/or immunology techniques, proficiency in mice experiments, and demonstrated ability to work independently with self-initiative, pro-active thinking is required. Previous experience with bioinformatic analysis would be helpful. 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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