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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Title Details

FLSA Exempt

Position Summary Information

PositionTitle Postdoctoral Scholar
Job Description Summary

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Maggie Pearce in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.

The primary focus of the Pearce lab is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases using a fruit fly model of Huntington’s disease.

Required Qualification Summary

Highly motivated individuals who can work independently and have recently or will soon receive a PhD are encouraged to apply.

Finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualification Summary

A strong preference will be placed on individuals with prior experience working with model genetic organisms such as Drosophila melanogaster and/or experience with high-resolution confocal imaging.

Physical Demands

No or very limited physical effort required.

Essential Duties

Performing genetic, cell biological, and molecular biological experiments aimed at uncovering new information about how neurodegeneration progresses in various tissues (e.g. the brain and the heart)

Assisting with preparation of data obtained from these experiments for publication

Applying for external grants to support the postdoc’s continued work in the Pearce lab

Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in the lab environment

Contributing to the day-to-day responsibilities required to keep the lab running (e.g. preparing fly food, ordering, lab management and safety activities).

Licenses and/or Certifications


Work Setting Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Job Status Full Time
Percent Duty Time 100

Position Details

Posting Number S00206
Reports to (Title) Assistant Professor of Biology
Work Schedule 9-5
Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Details Information

University of the Sciences EEO Statement

The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents