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April Announcements

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the monthly Postdoc Happy Hour, Friday, April 13that 5:30pm. Details below!


 

Featured CHOP Postdoc (New!)

Events

Career Development and Training

Job Openings

Funding Support 

Social Events

 


Featured Article: What Can I Do With a PhD in My Discipline Outside Academe?

An Inside Higher Ed article gives some suggestions to recent PhDs looking for careers outside of Academia. The article states that “the PhD in and of itself rarely matters” and that, “skills and knowledge gained from relevant work experience…are what will open doors.” It then offers two questions to consider when deciding what to transition into: 1) What energizes me about the work I’m doing now? and 2) What are my skills and competencies, and what will employers pay me to do?


April Featured CHOP Postdoc: Michael Gonzalez, PhD

The April Featured CHOP Postdoc is Michael Gonzalez, PhD. Michael is originally from Los Angeles, California, and he received his PhD from Washington State University. Currently, Michael works under the mentorships of Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, and David Sherry, MD. To learn more about Michael, please read his April Featured CHOP Postdoc Article!

Would you like to have your achievements recognized at CHOP? Are you interested in building the postdoc community?

The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs would like to announce the call for submissions for a monthly featured postdoc article. We hope that this effort will bring together our community of postdocs to get to know each other a bit more, both personally and professionally.

If you are interested in participating, please submit your answers in the following survey. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Complete this survey to become a Featured CHOP Postdoc


 

New Online Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review System and Database Roll Out | April 2, 2018

The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will roll out a new online Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review system on April 2, 2018. This will replace the current Microsoft Word-based Postdoc Annual Review Form, located on the "Forms" page of the CHOP Research Institute intranet.

The new Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review System will be completely browser-based, and available both on- and off-campus using CHOP Active Directory log-in credentials. Postdocs will be notified by the OPA on or before the first of the month that their reviews are due. This E-mail will include all relevant links and instructions.

Upon completing the review and meeting with their mentors in a one-on-one development meeting, automatic messages will ensure that necessary staff are notified. Postdocs must download and send the finalized review to their Research Business Manager to process their annual stipend increase, if appropriate.

In addition, the CHOP Trainee Profile system will be migrated to this new database on April 2. Postdoctoral Fellows are required to complete their profiles upon hire, and to update them annually during the annual review process.

You can access both the online Postdoctoral Fellow Annual Review system and your trainee profile at https://postdoc.research.chop.edu.

Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


“Neuroeconomics: How Your Brain Decides” Public Lecture | April 3, 2018

Penn Neuroscience graduate students are hosting a public lecture entitled “Neuroeconomics: How Your Brain Decides” which will feature 3 fifteen-minute TED style talks from Penn neuroscience faculty members Drs. Joshua Gold, Michael Platt, and Etan Green.

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. (Check-in and demos begin at 6 p.m.)

Location: Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Check-in and fun neuroscience demonstrations will begin at 6 p.m., and a reception with snacks and refreshments will follow the talks so that the audience can interact with the scientists.

Registration and videos from prior public lectures can be found HERE.


Nominate Your Mentor for the Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees | Deadline April 6, 2018

The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees. The award is designed to honor faculty members who have provided exceptional support as mentors to researchers-in-training at the CHOP Research Institute.

Current CHOP trainees (postdoctoral fellows, medical/physician fellows, or CHOP-based graduate students) are encouraged to nominate faculty who effectively guide and monitor advanced training and professional development.

Nominations will be reviewed by the faculty-led Research Trainee Advisory Committee. The winner will be invited to present at a session of the Faculty Luncheon series during the 2018-2019 academic year, featured on the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs’ Research Trainee Web Portal and in Bench to Bedside, and be recognized with an award plaque.

The nomination deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018.

For more information, eligibility requirements and instructions on how to nominate a mentor, click HERE!


Talking Diversity: Diversity Fair and Diversity Stories | April 9, 2018

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

Diversity Fair Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Diversity Stories Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Main Hospital, 1st Floor, Stokes Rotunda (by the Cafeteria)

Stop by the Stokes Rotunda to get information and resources available to patients and families. List of participating departments at the fair include:

  • Center for Autism Research
  • Connelly Resource Center
  • Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic
  • Global Patient Services
  • Language Services
  • Spiritual Care

Diversity Fair:  Stop by the tables showcasing resources for patients, families, and staff.

Diversity Stories: Hear from CHOP employees about cultural factors that influence patient and family care and staff interactions. Learn about best practices when engaging with people who are different and pick up some tips on how to bridge the gap.

Lunch will be provided, so please be sure to register for Talking Diversity: Diversity Fair and Diversity Stories in Learning, found in MyCareer@CHOP. Click here to save to your Outlook.

This session, cosponsored by the Cultural Awareness Council, is part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Talking Diversity, a series of monthly programs that foster inclusion, facilitate conversation about diversity topics, and provide CHOP resources to employees for more support, understanding, and opportunities. For more information regarding continuing education credits for the Talking Diversity series, please visit ODI's@CHOP site.


Improving Your Chances of Grant Proposal Success - NIH F and K Awards | April 12, 2018

Featured Speaker: Matthew Weitzman, PhD, Professor, Division of Protective Immunity & Division of Cancer Pathobiology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Location: Abramson Research Center (ARC), Room 124

Target Audience: Postdoctoral and Physician/Clinical fellows. Others are welcome.

Takeaways: Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the grant proposal process
  • Identify readiness to apply for an NIH fellowship or career development award
  • Draft a compelling Specific Aims page and Biosketch

Are you ready to start writing your proposal for an NIH fellowship (F) or career development (K) award? This workshop will provide an overview of the grant proposal process, help you to evaluate your readiness to apply, and provide you with the basic tools that you’ll need to prepare a successful application. 

Dr. Weitzman will leverage his extensive experience writing and reviewing grant applications to help you significantly improve your chances of creating an application that stands out and is fundable. This session will specifically focus on the Specific Aims and Biosketch sections of NIH grants, two of the most critical aspects of your application.

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Weitzman is an active researcher at CHOP and funded by several institutes of the NIH. He has sat on many national and international review panels, including those for fellowship applications, and is currently a standing member of the Cancer Etiology Study Section. He has run workshops on grant preparation and has also initiated groups that provide peer-to-peer review of grants at CHOP and Penn.

Registration: Space is limited to ensure that you have the opportunity to get your specific questions answered during the Q&A portion of the training. To register, email your name, and department/division to Janet Stuart, Training Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Research Safety Day: "Play it Safe! Keep it Green and Clean" | April 19, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Marcus Davey, Ph.D., Department of Surgery

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Colket Translational Research Building, First Floor Conference Rooms

Marcus Davey, Ph.D., Department of Surgery, will be this year's Keynote Speaker and will be speaking at 12:00 p.m. in CTRB 1100A. Register now to attend.

Safety Pong & Games: Our annual Safety Pong Tournament will be held in CTRB 1200A. Sign up for a time slot HERE. Each member of the championship team will receive an Amazon Fire Tablet. Runners-up will each receive a $25 Amazon gift card. There will also be the bean bag toss, fire extinguisher training on a simulator, and more.

Expo & Lunch: Administrative departments and vendors that support Research Safety initiatives will be on hand, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in rooms 1200AB, to provide information about the services and products they offer. Lunch will be provided to Research Staff and you can enter to a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

All CHOP Research Staff are invited to attend. For more information or to register, please click HERE.


Philadelphia Science Festival | April 20-28, 2018

The CHOP Research Community is invited to attend the Philadelphia Science Festival scheduled for Friday, April 20 to Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.

CHOP has participated as a Festival Sponsor and hosted booths, activities and speakers at several events the past four years. These events include: Citywide Star Party, Science in the Park, Fishtown Science Crawl, Be a Scientist, Science After School, Science in the National Park, and the Science Carnival.

All Festival events are designed to educate, inspire, and engage children and families in the region with the science and technology that surrounds our everyday world!

Visit the Philadelphia Science Festival website for the festival highlights.


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Moves to the Roberts Center | May 4, 2018

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will begin relocating from its current home in the Colket Translational Research Building to the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, 2716 South Street, Floor 17. Staff will be working offsite on Friday, May 4, and may have limited availability during the transition. Normal operations will continue on Monday, May 7.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is currently exploring options to maintain a presence on main campus. Additional details will be shared as the moving date approaches.


Save the Date: Postdoc Seminar Series: A Focus on Trainee Researchers | May 16, 2018

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (pizza at 11:45 a.m.)

Location: Abramson Research Center (ARC), Room 123-C

Learn about the exciting research being conducted by research trainees within the CHOP Research Institute. Four researchers will be featured during this session.

  • 12:00 to 12:15 p.m.

Alexandra Psihogios, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology

Medical Adherence Among Adolescents and Young Adults on Treatment for Cancer: A Multi-Faceted Adherence Conceptualization 

  • 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.

Christopher Rock, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology

A Model System for Advanced Glycation End Product-Related Structural Degeneration of Bioprosthetic Valves

  • 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.

Shanna Bowman, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Dark Side: The Cell Biology of Pigment

  • 12:45 to 1:00 p.m.

Nadia Kadry, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases

Molecular Determinants of N-linked Glycosyltransferase Specificity in Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae

For more information, visit the CHOP Research Trainee Portal  or contact Janet Stuart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-426-7496.

Sponsored by the Offices of Responsible Research Training and Postdoctoral Affairs


Save the Date: Faculty Luncheon "Hemophilia Gene Therapy: From Concept to Reality" | June 15, 2018

Speaker: Lindsey George, M.D., Instructor of Pediatrics

Date: Friday, June 15, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: ARC Conference Room 123-ABC

More information to come!


Save the Date: Postdoctoral Fellow Town Hall | June 20, 2018

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch served at 11:15 a.m.)

Location: Abramson Research Center, Room 123C

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be holding its first Postdoctoral Fellow Town Hall on June 20, 2018. This panel event will include administrative and faculty leaders that direct research support and training programs at Children’s Hospital. CHOP postdocs will be provided an open forum to discuss their needs and concerns related to their fellowships and research experiences.

Moderator:

  • David Taylor, PhD, Assistant Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Panelists:

  • Janis Burkhardt, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Chair, Research Trainee Advisory Committee and Diversity Fellowship Advisory Committee
  • Ian Krantz, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Training Grant Director
  • Matthew Weitzman, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Wendy Reed Williams, PhD, Director, Offices of Postdoctoral Affairs and Responsible Research Training
  • Brian Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, CHOP Research Institute

Based on feedback sessions with small group of CHOP postdocs, we expect to discuss:

  • Navigating the mentor/mentee relationship
  • Tips on negotiating the end of your fellowship and “takeaway” project
  • Identifying and engaging secondary mentors and mentorship teams
  • Exploring careers and participating in experiential internships during your postdoc
  • Resources available to you as a postdoctoral fellow at CHOP
  • Future initiatives to support researchers-in-training at Children’s Hospital

Is a topic of interest not covered here? While attendees will be allowed to ask questions during the event, we encourage you to submit your topic/questions during the registration process. Due to time constraints, not all items will be addressed at the town hall.

Please register for this event and submit your questions HERE.


Penn Writing Workshop Series | April 3-17, 2018

The Writing Workshop Series is for International Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Researchers, and Visiting Scholars.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3-17, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*Five 2-hour workshops on completing graduate writing tasks in English

If interested, please review the flyer and following the webpage for more information and to register. The workshop fee is small ($250), the meetings take place in the evening, and are timed to help students prepare for final papers and exams. There is some financial aid available for a small number of participants as well.

Penn English Language Program (ELP) is also able to reduce the workshop fee to $200 for any department that enrols 3 or more students/scholars. If you are interested in this option, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Clarion Healthcare Consulting Info Session and PROPEL Training Program | April 4, 2018

Priming Advanced Degree Candidates for a Career in Life Sciences Strategy Consulting

Are you an Advanced Degree Candidate (ADC) looking for an exciting opportunity to propel your career into the fast-paced world of life sciences strategy consulting? A career that allows you to apply the deep content knowledge, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that you've developed in your post-graduate work? That challenges you to examine and address complex business issues facing leaders in the pharmaceutical & biotech industry?

Consider Life Sciences Strategy Consulting with Clarion Healthcare, a Boston-based strategic consultancy

In the 3-day advanced training program, you'll preview the Clarion experience. You'll learn about life sciences strategy consulting from experienced professionals, develop real-world skills and gain opportunities through top-notch mentoring and casework. You'll also meet and network with other Advanced Degree Candidates interested in life sciences strategy consulting.

Clarion Healthcare Consulting Info Session 

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Location: Steinberg - Dietrich Hall Room 211

RSVP (optional) 

Note: You do not have to RSVP to attend, but it would be useful for Clarion to estimate number of attendees/how much food to order.

Clarion PROPEL Training Program

Eligibility: Clarion's PROPEL is open to Advanced Degree Candidates (ADCs), looking to begin a career in life sciences strategy consulting in 2019. We welcome applications from ADCs with expertise in the life sciences, medicine, and/or other areas of quantitative research, including:

  • PhD candidates
  • Post-doctoral researchers
  • MD candidates, residents, and fellows
  • Master students

If you are a degree candidate, please apply if you will be completing your program by Spring 2019. This requirement does not apply to MDs or Post-docs. Applicants must be able to attend entire event.

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Clarion's PROPEL: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018

Clarion's PROPEL Experience

  • Training in Real-World Life Sciences Consulting Skills
  • Healthcare Casework Practice
  • Networking Events with Clarion Firm Leadership, Consultants, and your Fellow ADCs
  • Insider Access to Clarion's Dynamic Culture
  • ...and more.

If you would like to be considered to participate in Clarion's PROPEL, please submit a cover letter and resume as one document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the email subject line "Propel Application" by Sunday, April 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2018 Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference | April 6 – 7, 2018

Date: Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018

Location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts

The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) is asking for your help in identifying underrepresented minority postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students; and high school seniors and juniors (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian/Alaska Native students) who would benefit the most from attending the conference. Student participants should be seriously interested in or currently studying medicine, biomedical science or other science-related fields, such as chemistry, physics, biology, biology, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, biotechnology, physical therapy, public health, allied health or environmental science.

The aim of the Conference is to provide students/fellows with an opportunity to network with advisors/role models from the basic and clinical sciences, medicine, public health, academia and the biopharmaceutical industry.  These advisors/role models will encourage students/fellows to complete advanced studies and provide concrete advice and information on available resources, professional opportunities and career paths in biomedical science and other science-related fields.  The Conference also enables student/fellow participants to meet, inspire and network with one another.  Additionally, each Conference offers breakout and plenary sessions, and a program featuring science resources, including internships, summer programs and after-school activities. 

Click HERE for the attached flyer for more information.

There is no fee to attend, but completion of a four-page application is required.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Interested students should contact Lise D. Kay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application.


BPP Professional Development Workshops | April 12 & May 10, 2018

Professional Advancement via Social Media:

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: John Morgan Building, Reunion Auditorium

Pre-register HERE

Designing and Using Slides for Science Presentations:

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location: John Morgan Building, Reunion Auditorium

Pre-register HERE


Registration is Now Open for the 2017-2018 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Sessions

The CHOP RCR program promotes ethical research practices based on regulatory standards and professional guidelines. RCR covers a range of topics including: Conflict of Interest; Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership; Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship; Peer Review; Collaborative Science; Research Involving Human Subjects; Research Involving Animal Subjects; Research Misconduct; Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities; Laboratory Safety, Researcher and Society; and Intellectual Property.

Register today for in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. Upcoming sessions will be held on:

RCR 1: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Review your RCR training requirements

Register for in-person RCR training


RCR Web Site April 2018 Feature: Safe Laboratory Practices

The safe use of biological, chemical, radioactive, and other hazardous materials is an important concern for everyone working in research laboratories. How can you reduce the risks associated with certain equipment or other potentially harmful substances? What training programs do you need to complete? Visit the RCR Web site at http://rcr.research.chop.edu/%20 to learn more about the responsible practices and guidelines that are fundamental for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

The RCR Web site provides centralized education, policy and training resources that encourage best practices and promote scientific integrity as a core value. For more information about CHOP’s RCR program or Web site, contact Janet Stuart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-426-7496.


CHOP Office of Responsible Research Program Coordinator I

The Office of Responsible Research Training has an opening for a Program Coordinator. The employee will assist in the organization and implementation of student and community programing including onboarding students, program scheduling and coordination, assisting in program development, and ensuring programs are run efficiently and professionally. The employee will assist the Assistant Director in administrative tasks involving numerous programs that serve multiple populations within the local community, the Research Institute and the Hospital. Click HERE for additional information.


Merck Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Opportunities – Oncology

Merck is now hiring for MSL roles in oncology. While many require past experience, competitive junior-level candidates may be considered in select markets on the East Coast.

Merck MSL Opportunity – Boston, Massachusetts (New England & Upstate NY)

Merck MSL Opportunity – Boston, Massachusetts (New England)

Merck MSL Opportunity – New York City, New York

Merck MSL Opportunity – Denver, Colorado

Merck MSL Opportunity – New England & Upstate NY

Merck MSL Opportunity – FL, GA, SC

Merck MSL Opportunity – Pacific Northwest

Merck MSL Opportunity – Southern California

Merck MSL Opportunity – Texas/Oklahoma

For more information on careers at Merck, visit www.merck.com/careers. Merck is an equal opportunity employer-proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.


Medical Writer (Oncology) – MedErgy

MedErgy, a scientifically-focused communications agency, is currently seeking entry level Oncology Medical Writers to join our energetic team of professionals. This is an ideal opportunity for PhDs and Postdocs with oncology experience to use their scientific and medical knowledge in new ways. Candidates must be able to work simultaneously on multiple projects, while onsite in our Yardley, PA office. We offer a dynamic fast-paced working environment with opportunities for career growth.  

Responsibilities for this position include working in teams to provide medical writing services to pharmaceutical/biotech clients. Medical writing services include, but are not limited to, the development of journal articles, abstracts, posters, slides, monographs, and brochures.

Qualifications include: 

  • Advanced life sciences degree required; MD, PhD, PharmD preferred
  • Experience in the oncology area is required
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team setting
  • Ability to thrive under challenging deadlines and in an energetic environment

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, ST/LT disability, life, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.

To find out more about this position, click HERE (Handshake login required).

MedErgy HealthGroup is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Contact: Human Resources: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Scientific Editor/Assistant Scientific Editor – Cell Metabolism Research Journal

Cell Metabolism is looking for its next scientific editor! We are looking for a dynamic and innovative candidate, who is as passionate about science as we are, to join our team of professional scientific editors based in Cambridge, MA, USA. Come help us make a difference in scientific publishing.

Cell Metabolism is the top dedicated metabolism research journal, publishing impactful papers spanning basic to clinical metabolic research. A background in metabolism is not strictly required, as long as you are willing to learn, since we will be providing appropriate training.

For more information and to apply please click on the following HERE.


Senior Scientist Biochemistry/Cell Biology

Would you like to explore the frontiers of biology to discover breakthrough therapies and first-in-class drugs? The ubiquitin pathway is such a frontier; from it a new wave of drugs are emerging http://www.progenra.com/. Senior Scientists at Progenra are expected to translate cellular mechanisms of enzymes that act on ubiquitin into novel and efficacious therapies for a broad spectrum of diseases, including cancer (traditional and immune based therapies), cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. A working knowledge of cell and molecular biology and expertise in assay development, screening, target validation, and pharmacodynamics evaluation are advantageous. The senior scientist occupies a leadership position on a team to develop drug discovery technologies and contribute to the company’s business development effort. He/she will be expected and encouraged to write scientific articles and patents and presents data at national and international meetings.

To learn more about the position, click here.

Applications can be submitted online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Postdoc Positions Available at Jefferson

Several Jefferson labs have available postdoc positions. These positions can be found HERE. The job ID#s when applying through Jefferson’s Human Resources website, can be found HERE.


Senior Data Review Position at Eurofins

Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. As a Senior Data Review Specialist, responsibilities will include ensuring that the client receives quality reports that meet their expectations by reviewing laboratory data for accuracy, clarity, consistency, and adherence to client requirements.

For more information, click HERE.

To apply, submit your resume online at www.eurofinsus.com/careers or use the job specific links: Job 8902 and Job 9811.

For Questions: Please contact Jordan Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Melissa Melhorn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


K & F Awards Workshops | April 13, 20, & 23, 2018

General Award Overview Workshop:

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: John Morgan Building, Reunion Auditorium

Pre-register HERE

F Award Writing Workshop:

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium

Pre-register HERE

K Award Writing Workshop:

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Time:  10: a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Auditorium

Pre-register HERE


Community Scholars-in-Residence Program | Application due June 1, 2018

The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the Community Scholars-in-Residence Program, sponsored by the Community Engagement and Research Core in the Penn CTSA and the UPenn Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN).

Through this program, scholars will develop relationships with a community research partner of their choosing, identify research opportunities, and co-develop research projects during a one to two-year tenure with a community partner organization. The goal of this program is to increase the research capacity of scholars in the realm of community engaged research and cancer prevention and control.

Eligibility: Standing pre/post docs with an interest in conducting community-engaged health research

Project Topics: Projects must focus on cancer prevention and control research, and must be co-developed with a community partner

Program Duration: 12-24 months

Funding: Each Scholar/Community Organization team will receive up to $5,000 for their project

Program Start: September 2018

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

Application details and instructions on applying can be found HERE.

Please contact Jill McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions


Tuition Support for CHOP Postdocs and Other Research Staff

The Tuition Assistance Eligibility Extension program offers an opportunity for CHOP investigators (Postdoctoral Fellows, Laboratory Technicians, Research Assistants, Research Associates, Research Scientists) to request tuition support beginning as soon as the employee has completed his/her probationary period and covering coursework initiated through the first year of employment, at which time the employee becomes eligible for the standard hospital education assistance benefit.

Learn about the Tuition Assistance Eligibility Extension

Learn about the Hospital Education Assistance Program


Resources Available for Trainees Applying for F and K Awards

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has developed a centralized repository of information to help trainees navigate the F (Fellowship) and K (Career Development) Awards process. These resources can be found on the research intranet and includes information related to:

  • Putting together a successful application
  • Components of the application
  • Modified Biosketch tips
  • When and how to engage the Office of Sponsored Projects
  • Sample applications from successful CHOP researchers

Click HERE to visit the F Award Resource Page (Active Directory Log-in Required)

Click HERE to visit the K Award Resource Page (Active Directory Log-in Required)


Visit the Office of Faculty Development Site to see Funding Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Development Site provides details regarding Funding Deadlines and Opportunities.

For more information, please click HERE.

For any questions, contact Mary Field (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Postdoc Happy Hour | April 13, 2018

Join us for another Postdoc Happy Hour!

Date: Friday, April 13

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

UPenn BPP Social Committee

Meet up with fellow CHOP/Penn Postdocs!

The UPenn Biomedical Postdoctoral Program (BPP) Social Committee hosts a monthly happy hour event at City Tap House in West Philly. All CHOP and UPenn postdocs are welcome to join. Feel free to bring co-workers, friends and significant others, as long as they are 21+.

 

 

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