Postdoctoral fellowships offer opportunities to develop independence, focus research interests, hone academic and transferable skills, and explore career pathways. Because postdoctoral positions are generally-short term, typically 2-5 years, it is important that you develop a training plan early on in your fellowship.

Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Penn/Jefferson

This is a multi-PI grant that spans Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania.  The right candidate could spend time at either or both institutions. The PIs and chosen candidate will work out the details of whether they will be a Jefferson or Penn employee.

The Philp/Boesze-Battaglia labs are seeking an innovative and motivated postdoctoral fellow to study retinal metabolism in the murine retina. Studies will focus on how key metabolic transporters and enzymes required for fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis impact normal visual function using transgenic mouse models. Candidates should have a solid background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and/or retinal biology. Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Nancy Philp, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Opportunities for academic, professional development are available through mentorship of students, guest lecturing, and other teaching experiences. The laboratory of Dr. Boesze-Battaglia is housed in the Department of Basic and Translational Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The Philp Lab is in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator in Biostatistics Branch, NCI-DCEG

The Biostatistics Branch (BB) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track/tenure eligible position to work on methods development and applications in a highly collaborative and data-rich environment with one-of-a-kind data and computational resources.

Click HERE to learn more about this position and how to apply.

 Postdoctoral Position Available in Upstate Medical University

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Brain Tumor Research Group (Viapiano Laboratory) at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University located in Syracuse, NY.

Click HERE to learn more about this position. 


External Training Opportunities

Science/AAAS Webinar: Deciphering the Cell Cycle: The Role of Cell Cycle Control in Cancer

Speakers: Yue Xiong, PhD (University of North Carolina) and Gary Schwartz, MD (Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center)

During the webinar, viewers will:               

  • Hear about exciting advancements in understanding how cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) regulate cell cycle control             
  • Discover how new CDK inhibitors can be used in combination with other therapeutics to target cancer
  • Learn about similarities and differences in critical cell cycle signaling pathways in different cancer types
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions during the live broadcast

Learn more and register




2020 Public Summit Action Collaborative Call for Presentation and Poster Proposals

The National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education is inviting abstract submissions for presentations and posters on promising and innovative practices to address and prevent sexual harassment in higher education. Presentations and poster sessions will take place during the Public Summit on October 19-20, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Click HERE to learn more.




Postdoc Academy

The Postdoc Academy is a digital and in-person professional development program designed specifically for postdocs, and is now open for registration! The free online course, titled "Succeeding as a Postdoc", will begin on June 22nd. This 6-week course will help you create a rewarding experience that launches you into your chosen career path. Register for the online course here.

In addition to the online course, you can join a Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS). Virtual local learning communities support online learning by connecting content directly to the local context and community, and also promote deeper learning of the material. PALS are small groups of postdoc who meet once a week in Zoom while taking the online course. PALS at will begin the week of June 22nd! Register for PALS here.

From Postdoc Academy:

This time of COVID-19 is challenging for us all, with the deep disruption in research and uncertainty. We acknowledge that some of you may be working remotely, and some are not able to, and many may be in difficult environments. It may be that a course that provides professional development around Resilience, Working in an Intercultural Environment, and Career Planning is not appropriate, but perhaps for many of you, this can be an opportunity to learn and develop skills, too. You can find outcomes of the prior running of the course here.

Funding and Awards

T32 Postdoc Funding Opportunity in Genomic Medicine

Due to the current situation, we have extended the deadline for applications for the NIH T32-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. The training grant is open to both MD fellows and PhD post-doctoral trainees and provides 2 years of funding for trainees to complete coursework and mentored research in genomic medicine. Trainees should expect to take a course per semester covering such topics as biomedical informatics, statistics, scientific writing, experimental genomics, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics.


Application requirements

Applicants should submit their CV, a one-page description of the career goals that includes a description of how training in genomic medicine will further their career goals, 2 letters of support, and a 2 page description of the proposed research to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Application deadline

All materials must be received by August 1, 2020.


Applicant qualifications

All applicants must be USA citizens or permanent residents.

Post-doctoral applicants must have a PhD, MD, or VMD degree (or equivalent), or a combined MD PhD or VMD PhD degree.


Payback requirements

Appointed post-doctoral trainees and fellows are required to engage in 2 years of research, teaching, or health-related activities. Please see


More information is available online at, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The October Featured CHOP Research Trainee is Abolfazl Doostparast, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow.

Recently, Abolfazl's research identifying a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during early human brain development was published! To learn more about this incredible discovery, click HERE.