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Posting date: June 6, 2017

Clinical Pathology Lecturer Position—University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for a full time, 12-month position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the rank of Lecturer, with the eventual goal of filling a more long-term position. The start date is flexible, with a goal start date of no later than mid-September 2017.

The University of Pennsylvania veterinary hospital is one of the nation’s busiest veterinary teaching hospitals with close to 33,000 small animal and exotic animal patient visits each year. The clinical pathology service’s busy caseload, comprised of cases from the small and large animal hospitals, exotic animal patients, local practices, zoo animals, and research cases, as well as the close interaction with the anatomic pathology service provide rewarding diagnostic challenges and a perfect opportunity to hone one’s diagnostic skill set. The successful candidate would join two other enthusiastic, supportive clinical pathologists and a fun, highly-skilled group of clinical pathology laboratory technicians, all a part of a larger, collaborative and cohesive diagnostic service with microbiology, parasitology, and anatomic pathology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active involvement in the diagnostic work-up of cases from a clinical pathology perspective
  • Interpret cytology and hematology specimens with timely preparation of pathology reports.
  • Assist in training and teaching of both veterinary students and residents.
  • Provide training and technical guidance to laboratory personnel in proper specimen processing and assessment techniques.
  • Participate in quality assurance and quality control programs.
  • Assist with development of laboratory methods and procedures.
  • Promote departmental comradery and develop diagnostic skills through regular participation in hospital and departmental rounds and continuing education.

Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree
  • Specialist qualification in veterinary clinical pathology ACVP or ECVP
  • Applicants with imminent prospects of board certification will also be considered (e.g. candidates sitting boards this year or third year residents wishing to complete their third year at the University of Pennsylvania).
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to providing a quality product to submitting veterinarians and patients
  • A collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter specifying career goals, and contact information for three references. Please send all materials and/or inquiries via email to either Koranda Walsh at koranda@upenn.edu or Nicole Weinstein at nweinste@upenn.edu.

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.




Posting date: June 1, 2017

Research Associate Position Available. A Research Associate Position is available to study gene therapy for neurogenetic diseases. Applicants must have a PhD degree and extensive experience in animal models of neurological diseases, AAV gene therapy vectors, neuropathology, molecular and cellular biology, or MRS & DTI.

The specific project will involve:

  1. Evaluating the properties of novel AAV vectors for targeting specific diseased cells.
  2. Analysis of treated tissues by genetic, molecular, cellular and histopathological methods.
  3. Analysis of clinical responses including dose-response and pharmacokinetic properties.
  4. Involvement in non-invasive analysis by MRI methods of treatments in the CNS.

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Dr. John H. Wolfe, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, jhwolfe@vet.upenn.edu.

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.




Posting date May 25, 2017      Apply by June 25, 2017.

Research Associate Position Available. A Research Associate Position is available to study the role of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels in schistosomes, parasitic flatworms that cause schistosomiasis. Applicants must have a PhD degree and extensive experience in schistosome biology and physiology, ion channel pharmacology, cell culture, molecular biology, calcium imaging, and analysis of parasite motility and other behaviors. The specific project will focus on:

  1. Determining the role that Schistosoma mansoni TRP channels play in the schistosome life cycle, including in parasite-host interactions.
  2. Using functional expression to test whether atypical pharmacological sensitivities of schistosome TRP channels are mediated specifically by those channels
  3. Elucidating the role of an intracellular schistosome TRP channel in endolysosomal functions, including nutrient acquisition and autophagy

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Dr. Robert Greenberg, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, rgree@vet.upenn.edu.

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.




Research Associate Position Available: A Research Associate position is available with the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions at PennVet to study the role of the gut microbiome on intestinal inflammation and chronic intestinal disease.

Applicants must have a PhD degree and at least 4 years of post-doctoral experience working in microbiology, culture-independent microbiome assays, and bioinformatics analysis of microbial community datasets. Superb communication skills and a track-record of collaboration are required.

Additionally, experience in bacterial genomics and genome assembly, comparative microbial genomics and command line tools for analysis of sequence data are highly desired for this position.

The specific project areas and requirements for this position will involve (but are not limited to):

  1. Understanding the role of the microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  2. Identifying components of the microbiome that are associated with disease
  3. Training graduate and undergraduate students in the lab
  4. Assisting with grant applications
  5. Coordinating and administrating use a high-throughput sequencer and related technologies

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Dr. Dan Beiting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (beiting@vet.upenn.edu).

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Posted: Jan 30, 2017


 


Research Specialist A/B Position Available: Conduct experiments on the immunological and neuronal basis of neuroinflammatory disorders.

  • Primary responsibilities will involve working with PI and other lab staff to run experiments which include immunological and molecular assays, in vitro culture techniques.
  • Position requires animal husbandry, developing experimental materials, and data management/analysis – using spreadsheet, graphics, and statistical packages.
  • Additional duties include management of laboratory material and managing human subject information, assisting in the generation of compliance and scientific reports.
  • The selected candidate is also expected to participate in scientific discussions about experimental design and interpretation of results.

Res. Spec. A: Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Res. Spec. B: Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of post-degree experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Both Levels: Experience in animal husbandry, developing experimental materials, and data management/analysis (using spreadsheet, graphics, and statistical packages) is strongly preferred.

http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/20849

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Posted: August 18, 2016



Research Associate Position Available: A Research Associate position is available to study the role of inflammasome activation in innate and adaptive immune responses to Salmonella infection. Applicants must have a PhD degree and at least 4 years of post-doctoral experience working in animal models of bacterial infection, in vitro culture models of infection, and analysis of innate immune responses.

Additionally, experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry, working with inbred and transgenic mouse lines, and the generation and screening of bacterial transposon libraries is highly desired for this position.

The specific project areas and requirements for this position will involve (but are not limited to):

  1. Understanding innate and adaptive responses to oral Salmonella immunization and challenge
  2. Utilizing bacterial genetic screening approaches to identify Salmonella genes involved in inflammasome evasion
  3. Training graduate and undergraduate students in the lab
  4. Assisting with grant applications

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Sarah Hughes, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (donza@vet.upenn.edu).

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: May 4, 2016



Research Associate Position ​Available: The Herbert laboratory in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual with a keen interest in mucosal immunity to fill a full-time Research Associate position starting July 1st, 2016.

The position will involve studying Type 2 immune responses in mouse models of allergic inflammatory disease of the airways and gut. There will be a particular emphasis on studying how the interactions between myeloid cells and epithelial cells at mucosal sites impact host immunity, tissue regeneration and wound repair. Projects are flexible, but must focus on topics relevant to mucosal immunology (e.g. Trefoil factor proteins) that will ideally generate the foundation for the candidate’s future independent career. The associate will be required to independently design and execute experiments and interpret results. The associate will also prepare scientific abstracts and manuscripts for conferences and peer-reviewed journals. The associate will be encouraged to attend and present at scientific meetings.

A PhD in immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry with additional years of experience working with various conditional and transgenic mice in models of allergic inflammatory disease, cell culture, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, PCR and RT-PCR is required. Solid experience with cell sorting, microscopy, bead-based luminex assays, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry is highly desired.

Prior experience with the isolation and culture of primary lung epithelia cell lineages (mTECs and ATII) isolated from mice is advantageous. Experience with isolation and culture of cells from human blood or tissue samples is helpful. Knowledge of work-flows involved in single-cell sequencing is an added advantage. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in using Buxco and/or Flexivent systems for mouse lung physiology and airway hyperresponsiveness measurements.The successful candidate must have a strong scientific track record as evidenced by papers published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. .

The associate will join the vibrant immunology community at UPenn, which encompasses broad expertise in basic immunology, host-pathogen interactions, allergy, inflammation, and tumor immunology. Maximal support will be provided to the associate for future grant applications and developing lines of future independent research.

Posted on February 17, 2016



Research Associate Position ​Available: A Research Associate Position is available to study the role of the immune response to ​Leishmania in both mice and humans. Applicants must have a PhD degree and extensive experience working with both mice and human cells.

Specific experience working with various inbred and transgenic mice, and in basic cellular immunology, flow cytometry (including analysis and cell sorting), PCR, and analysis of large data sets derived from gene transcriptional studies is required.

Additionally, experience working with pathogens, and with human tissues (skin) is highly desired for this position.

The specific project will focus on:

  • Defining the pathologic role of CD8 T cells in cutaneous ​Leishmaniasis
  • Identifying new approaches to block chronic inflammatory responses in cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Sarah Hughes, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (donza@vet.upenn.edu).

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. ​

Posted on ​March 8, 2016



A Research Associate position is available to study the role of endothelial cells in resistance to Toxoplasma gondii. Applicants must have a PhD degree and experience working with infectious disease and intravital imaging.

The specific project will focus on:

  1. The role of endothelial cells in resistance to T. gondii
  2. Utilizing imaging approaches to visualize immune cell populations during infection or vaccination
  3. Aiding others with learning and applying intravital imaging

Please email CV, description of previous work and references (three names and phone numbers) to Sarah Hughes, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (donza@vet.upenn.edu).

AA/EOE. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posting date: 2/2/16