Lab-Villanueva - Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #479
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The Wistar Institute has an opening for a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Jessie Villanueva. The research conducted in Dr. Villanueva’s lab studies the molecular signaling pathways that become deregulated in melanoma with the goal of identifying suitable targets and novel therapies, particularly for tumors with limited therapeutic options.
Candidates should have recently received a PhD (or equivalent) degree or be close to obtaining their doctoral degree with experience in cancer biology. Experience in melanoma, telomerase biology and in vitro 3D models is preferred.
In addition to submitting the online application, interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to Dr. Jessie Villanueva via e-mail at
The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. 
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