The Wistar Institute

Lab-Liang- Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Wistar Institute

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Wistar Institute has an opening for an ambitious and productive Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Chengyu Liang to investigate the molecular mechanisms of the DNA repair and the lysosome pathway in melanoma prevention/immunotherapy. 


Research in the Liang Lab, which will join The Wistar Institute in June 2020, focuses on understanding the basic principle of cellular processes including autophagy, apoptosis, DNA damage/repair, and intracellular trafficking to answer key questions in cancer development and infectious disease. The Liang lab is a multi-disciplinary, highly interactive team, and postdoctoral fellows are expected to conduct independent and challenging research under the PI’s close supervision and work in a highly collaborative manner.


Candidates should be recent PhD graduates from related fields and have a record of publications. Strong laboratory experience with penetrating knowledge of molecular/cellular biology and biochemistry techniques, proficiency in mice experiments, and demonstrated ability to work independently with self-initiative, pro-active thinking is required. Previous experience with ‘omics’ approaches and bioinformatics is highly preferred. The candidate should have highest scientific integrity and strong commitment to research excellence and achieving assigned objectives.


In addition to the online application, please submit a curriculum vitae and contact details of three references to Dr. Chengyu Liang,




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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