Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available in the Division of Oncology.

A postdoctoral fellow position is open in the Tan research group in the Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHI) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Tan is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical and Health Informatics.

The Tan research group is interdisciplinary and highly collaborative, utilizing both computational and experimental approaches to study gene regulation. We have pioneered multiple computational algorithms for regulatory genomics, epigenomics, and network biology. The candidate will work on developing computational algorithms for cancer regulatory genomics and epigenomics. Specific projects in these two laboratories will be defined by the candidate (and based on the candidates expertise) and with input from Dr. Tan and our close collaborators at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research CHOP and Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

The desired candidate must have a terminal degree (PhD) in computational biology, computer science, statistics, mathematics or related field with a strong understanding of biology. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the research group. Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, bioinformatics recording and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results.Postdoctoral fellows will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab.

Postdoctoral fellows at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receive mentored training in a rich scientific environment and conduct independent as well as collaborative research. Visit for more information about The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and its research programs.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Child Abuse Clearances
  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance
  • Drug Screening
  • Tobacco screening
  • All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

    To apply, visit and search for Requisition #16-40212.

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