The postdoctoral fellow (postdoc), under the direction/guidance of Dr. Ackermann, will help lead a specific, on-going research project performing functional genomic analyses on primary human beta cells from patients with and without diabetes, utilizing single-cell imaging and RNA-sequencing techniques. The postdoc must have a terminal degree (PhD) in a relevant field and at least one first-author manuscript published or submitted. Prior experience, or a strong interest, in bioinformatics is desired.
The postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development, and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group. Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. Postdocs will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab.
Postdoctoral fellows at CHOP receive mentored translational science training in a rich scientific environment that includes both CHOP and University of Pennsylvania research communities, with state-of-the-art research core facilities and multiple career-development programs for trainees. Competitive salaries are provided along with excellent fringe benefits. The Ackermann Lab is located within a larger beta cell research group at the Abramson Pediatric Research Center. We collaborate with multiple lab groups at CHOP and Penn and actively participate in several centers and institutes across the institutions.
- Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
- Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
- Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
- Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
- Supervise junior lab members
- 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
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
- PhD in relevant field, such as biology, genetics, computational science
- First-author manuscript published or submitted
- Strong research skills
- Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
- Ability to work independently and with a strong work ethic
- High level of motivation
- Excellent communication/interpersonal skills