The Canna lab is looking for excellent post-doctoral fellows to apply for a place in our growing, NIH R01-funded translational immunology lab here at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and the UPENN Institute for Immunology. Successful candidates will share a desire to make discoveries that advance our understanding of human inflammatory diseases as well as impact patient care. Substantive experience in molecular biology, CRISPR screens, and/or live cell microscopy will be favored. Post-doctoral fellow training in the Canna lab is best-suited for those who don’t simply wish to “turn the crank” on existing projects. Rather, we seek investigators who want to leverage a unique training environment, excellent institutional resources, and world-class immunology community to push projects with the potential to blossom into independent research programs.
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.