A large number of research positions are available in the Daniell laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: www.dental.upenn.edu/hdaniell, in collaboration with major pharma industries or new start-up companies. For recent industry/university collaborative projects see publications (Plant Physiology 172: 62-77 Molecular Therapy 25: 512-522). For overview of research projects see Ann Rev Genetics 50: 595-618; Genome Biology 17: 134; Trends in Plant Science 20: 622-640; Molecular Therapy 24: 1342-1350.
Successful candidates will work on advancing the chloroplast genetic engineering concept to develop bio-products or biopharmaceuticals. These positions are funded for the next five years by grants from federal agencies (NIH, DOE, DOD) or major pharmaceutical companies. Successful candidates will be responsible for gene cloning and vector construction, transformation, molecular/ biochemical characterization of lettuce or tobacco transplastomic lines. Proteins bioencapsulated in plant cells will be evaluated in suitable animal models or for equivalency with current non-clinical products.
Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. degree in plant molecular biology/ biochemistry or a related field with no more than 1-3 years of post-doctoral experience (exceptional candidates with MS degree may be considered). Excellent communication skills and strong work ethics are required. Past graduate students or PD fellows from this lab are currently in leadership positions in the US or around the globe in academia or industry. So, candidates are highly encouraged to develop independent careers, be a team player among a large number of PD fellows in the Daniell lab with diverse expertise in genomics, recombinant DNA, biochemistry and immunology. Highly competitive salary will be offered, based on experience and productivity. Because of timely deliverables required for industry/university projects, those unable to work long-hours or handle job related stress need not apply.
University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League and the first named university in the United States with a highly competitive and rewarding biomedical and plant biology environment. Penn is ranked #4 among global universities for innovation and the Pennovation Center is launching several new companies. Greater Philadelphia area is ranked among the top few biotechnology clusters in the US. Cost of leasing apartment is the lowest among major cities and food carts or abundant restaurants on campus makes living highly affordable and enjoyable.
These positions are available immediately and applications will be reviewed until all positions are filled. Submit applications via e-mail to email@example.com. For publications from the Daniell laboratory please visit the Google Scholar or Research Gate links below: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7sow4jwAAAAJ&hl=en