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Res Post Doc Fellow - Neurogenetics Neuroscience Translational Genetics

Req ID: 22146

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN NEUROSCIENCE: The Bhoj Lab at University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is currently seeking a creative and dedicated individual with a strong passion for translational neuroscience research. Our lab offers an exciting opportunity to work in a closely collaborative, inspiring and dynamic environment within the Center for Applied Genomics at CHOP. The long-term goal of the Bhoj lab is discover novel neurogenetics syndromes, elucidate their pathophysiology using patient samples and animal models, and identify targeted therapies. In particular, we are interested in two specific disorders we have recently recognized, caused by mutations in TBCK and Histone 3.3. Our lab is focused on three main themes: 1. Novel gene discovery in patient samples 2. Mechanistic understanding of the underlying disorders, in both human cell culture and animal models 3. Targeted drug development and testing. If you would like to learn more about our research, please visit our lab website ( Successful candidates will benefit from the thriving and collegial UPenn/CHOP research community, tailored career development guidance, state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent benefits packages. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) degree, and preferably experimental background working with any of the areas mentioned above, in particular neuronal culture or mammalian neurobehavioral models. Prospective applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, CV and the names and contact information of three references to Elizabeth Bhoj at

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 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

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 or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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