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The Wistar Institute – Post-Doctoral Fellows

Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022
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The Wistar Institute is an independent, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on cancer research, immunology and vaccines.  The exceptional faculty at Wistar is seeking to fill multiple open postdoctoral positions. Outstanding candidates with doctoral degrees or equivalent degrees are encouraged to apply.

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 cancer, and the development of significant research technologies and tools.  The Institute offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.  Wistar also has a Training Grant in Cancer Biology that supports qualified postdocs.  For details on our Postdoctoral Training Program see

Wistar Faculty with postdoctoral openings and their research focus:

Qing Chen Lab: Metastatic diseases in the brain; interactions between cancer cells and the surrounding brain stroma

Meenhard Herlyn Lab: Experimental melanoma therapy in humanized mice

Chengyu Liang Lab: Basic principles of autophagy, apoptosis, DNA damage repair, and intracellular trafficking to answer key questions in cancer development and viral disease.

Luis Montaner Lab: Cure-directed strategies for HIV based on NK cell activation, Type-I Interferon regulation, and humanized mouse models; Modulation of the tumor microenvironment by targeting myeloid cell apoptosis.

Maureen Murphy Lab: Gain of function properties of mutant p53 in breast and ovarian cancer

Kavitha Sarma Lab: RNA mediated epigenetic mechanisms in normal and disease states

Zach Schug Lab: Interplay between tumor metabolism, gene expression and immunity; the development of novel strategies that target tumor metabolism and boost anti-tumor immunity

Bian Tian Lab: mRNA processing and metabolism at the interface of cancer and immunity.

For more information about The Wistar Institute please visit and for in depth information on our research programs, visit the  individual lab sites at 

To apply please visit:

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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