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For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided highquality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. 

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia, PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. Both campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.

Now, with our new location in South Georgia, we look forward to providing the same educational excellence that has made PCOM a national leader in osteopathic medical training and a respected force in our other professional and graduate program offerings. PCOM South Georgia will be located in Moultrie. Georgia-the Colquitt County seat. The city features a beautiful downtown area which is home to a historic courthouse, the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, numerous specialty shops and more. Colquitt County is known for its thriving agricultural industry, the Colquitt County Arts Center, hunting preserves and natural recreation areas. PCOM South Georgia is expected to open in August of 2019. 

Job Details
Post Doc Fellow (001921)
Job Number: 001921
Job Title: Post Doc Fellow
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Direct Hire
State/Province: Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
Job Schedule: Full Time
Job Category: Research
Career Level: Entry
Level of Education: Doctorate
Years of Experience: 0
Position Description

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). This post-doctoral fellow will be working in the Evolutionary Developmental Anthropology lab of Dr. Phil Reno. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position that is renewable on an annual basis, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the lab. The project is funded for at least three years through the NSF to study the factors influencing growth plate formation and comparative genomics of growth rate with a particular focus on human and hominoid evolution. 


The Reno Lab (renoevodevo.com) is funded by grants from the NSF Biological Anthropology and Integrative and Organismal Sciences programs. This research takes a multi-pronged approach to studying growth plate formation and evolution through the analysis of skeletal development in mouse Hox knockout models, comparing the transcriptome and chromatin profiles of developing cartilage, and comparative genomics of mice, humans and other mammals, particularly primates. Current funding provides three years of postdoctoral support. The potential exists for funding to be extended through cost-sharing if the candidate is able to participate in human anatomy medical education.


PCOM supports an active and multidisciplinary research environment with focus areas including the Biology of Bone and Joints and Organismal and Evolutionary Biology. PCOM has multiple internal funding programs to support pilot and small-scale research. PCOM maintains core facilities for cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue processing, imaging, in vivo physiological analyses, animal husbandry, surgical procedures and data acquisition. Sequencing and proteomics services are available nearby at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute and the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Perform tissue collection and nucleotide extraction of mouse sample, perform genomic and epigenomic library preparation, and conduct bioinformatics analyses.
  • Initiate, develop, and execute ongoing and novel collaborative research projects in the lab, as well as participate in educational outreach efforts.



Position Requirements


  • PhD required




  • None/entry level
  • Candidates with a strong background in comparative genomics, human anatomy, and/or histology are encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in life sciences or a related field with a proven history of peer reviewed publications is being sought.
  • Opportunity for training in the teaching of cadaver based human anatomy, so prior anatomy experience is an advantage.



Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:


  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Salary requirements
  • Three (3) references, preferably from current or former supervisors




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