The Wistar Institute

Lab-Herlyn - Associate Staff/Staff Scientist

The Wistar Institute

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Wistar Institute has an opening for a highly motivated Associate Staff or Staff Scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Meenhard Herlyn. The successful candidate will join the Targeted Therapy and Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) group and will be responsible for PDX (patient-derived xenograft) model quality control (i.e, DNA fingerprinting, contaminant testing), submission of PDX models to collaborators, and overseeing the collection of patient, pathologic and genomic information (RNAseq, targeted sequencing, whole exome sequencing, and proteomic analyses).

PhD or equivalent degree and five years of post-doctoral experience required. The ideal candidate will be an excellent team player, able to work productively on multiple projects, eager to learn new techniques (i.e., CRISPR-Cas9, RNA FISH), have mouse handling experience, and be self-starters.

In addition to submitting the online application, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to Dr. Meenhard Herlyn via e-mail at

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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.

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Please apply via recruiter’s website.