A post-doctoral position is available in the Bioengineering Department at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Starting date is April 1st, 2015.
The newly established laboratory of Prof. Bojana Gligorijevic is looking for an independent and ambitious postdoctoral candidate for a project entitled “Systems microscopy analysis of tumor cell motility in microenvironment context”. Focus of this multidisciplinary study is on the integrative effect of complex microenvironment signals (physical and chemical) on tumor cell phenotypes and on the switching between such phenotypes.
Project will be relying heavily on 4D intravital microscopy of tumor and its microenvironment, including multiphoton and confocal microscopy in transgenic and xenograft mouse models. Upon identifying phenotypes using microscopy, we will use transcriptomics/proteomics for studying intracellular changes induced by microenvironment and classical molecular/cell biology for mechanistic studies. Tissue engineering approaches will be utilized towards reconstitution of tumor cell phenotypes in vitro and manipulation of cell fate.
A PhD in a life science discipline required with preference for a strong background in molecular/cell or tumor biology. Advantage will be given to applicants with systems thinking and quantitative skills (mathematical modeling, programming in Matlab/R, analysis of omics data) and/or experience in microscopy.
Salary is based on NIH-guidelines. Whereas the position is NIH-funded for 3 –years, applicants are expected to apply for postdoctoral fellowships.
The Bioengineering Department at Temple University was founded in 2012 and already ranked No.58 among national graduate programs. Recent partnership with Fox-Chase Cancer Center provides additional expertise and facilities and access to patient samples and translational applications. Philadelphia is home to a large biotech industry and vibrant, highly collaborative research environment which includes Penn, Drexel, Thomas Jefferson and Temple Universities among others.
Temple University, a major urban research-intensive university in Philadelphia, PA with an excellent quality-of-life in terms of culture, recreation and sports, is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Detailed information about the College of Engineering and its Departments can be obtained at http://www.temple.edu/engineering.
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and three reference letters (including one from PhD advisor) to Doreen Aiello, firstname.lastname@example.org, Administrative specialist at Bioengineering Department at Temple University.
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