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Postdoctoral Researcher

About the position

The Roulis lab ( started up in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UPenn in July 2023. The research of the lab spans the areas of tissue biology, chronic inflammation and gastrointestinal cancers. We aim to understand IF and HOW local tissue microenvironments control complex pathogenic processes, with a major focus on the function of recently discovered fibroblast populations.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist for a project that focuses on the earliest stages of colon cancer initiation and its control by the mesenchymal microenvironment. The project involves genetic mouse models, mouse/human organoids and in-vitro co-culture systems with fibroblasts, as platforms to investigate specific cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive tumorigenesis.

Apply for this vacancy

What you'll need to apply

Please send a CV, contact details for three references and a brief statement that summarizes 1) previous research accomplishments, 2) why you are interested in this position and 3) future plans, to:

Contact name

Manolis Roulis


Candidates are expected to have:

  1. A strong background, demonstrated with first-author publication(s), in a field relevant to cancer biology, immunobiology or stem cell biology,
  2. Solid technical expertise in mouse genetics and models of disease and/or organoid systems and,
  3. Proficiency in a wide range of cell biology, molecular and imaging techniques.

Team spirit and excellent communication skills in English are essential.

Disclaimer/Fine Print

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any basis.