Postdoctoral Fellow/Bioinformatician

    Postdoctoral Fellow/Bioinformatician

    Website Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Profile: Postdoctoral Fellow/Bioinformatician
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Posted on: 04-04-22


    Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Aime Franco in the Department of Pediatrics University of Pennsylvania, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
    We are seeking postdoctoral researchers interested in the study of tumor genetics, molecularly targeted therapies, and the tumor microenvironment. Research in the Franco lab is focused on understanding the molecular and genetic events that contribute to cancer progression and remodeling of the tumor. We are a multidisciplinary team that utilizes a combination of mouse genetics, omics technologies, patient analyses, and in vitro approaches to investigate oncoproteins in cancer and remodeling of the tumor microenvironment. In particular, we are interested in better understanding the role of oncogenes within the MAPK pathway with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic approaches. The lab is also highly interested understanding the differences between pediatric versus adult-onset cancers, and the role that aging plays in modulating the immune microenvironment.
    We are looking for candidates( Postdoctoral Fellow/Bioinformatician) who have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent title in bioinformatics, cancer biology, developmental biology, immunology or a related field. Candidates who are highly motivated and independent are preferred. Expertise in biochemistry, immunology, signaling pathways, or in vivo mouse work is highly desirable.
    Please submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests as well as expected starting date, a CV, and the name of three references by email to Dr. Aime Franco at: Evaluation will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Some of our previous published work can be found below:

    1. Franco et al, JCO 2022 (PMID: 35015563)

    2. Caperton et al, Cancers 2021 (PMID: 33806425)

    3. Jolly et al, Cancer Research 2016 (PMID: 26818109)

    4. Franco et al, PNAS 2011 (PMID: 21220306)

    The Franco lab is part of the vibrant University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Campus located in the heart of Philadelphia. In addition, CHOP offers postdoctoral scholars with many educational and career development opportunities. More information can be found here:

    The Franco Lab values and is committed to fostering a climate that advances diversity, inclusivity, respect, and social justice.  Understanding and embracing individual and group differences, beliefs, values, and behaviors is core to experimental research, science, teaching and being human.  We believe diverse perspectives, especially those historically excluded from research and academia, are essential to meet our lab mission to promote innovative thinking, establish a productive and supportive atmosphere, help students achieve professional goals, and conduct state-of-the-art science.


    Dr. Aime Franco
    Director of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer Translational Research Laboratory
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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