Postdoctoral position in hematology research at CHOP

Company/Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/UPenn
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Degree Requirements: PhD and/or MD Salary: Not available
Job Type: Research Posted: September 15, 2021
Job Setting: Medical School, Hospital/Clinical Facility Application Period: September 15, 2021-March 31, 2022

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gerd Blobel at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This position is focused on regulatory mechanisms of globin gene expression and the development of therapeutic tools for the treatment of hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease and b-thalassemia. Below are some relevant recent publications. • Lan et al., Molecular Cell 81:239-254, 2021 (featured in Preview in Molecular Cell and Nature Genetics) • Peslak et al., Blood Advances 4:4560-4572, 2021 • Khandros & Blobel, Current Opinion in Hematology 28:164-170, 2021 • Huang et al., Blood 135:2121-2132, 2020 (Plenary paper, featured in Preview) • Khandros et al., Blood 135;1957-1968, 2020 (featured in Preview) • Lan et al., Blood Advances 3:1586-1597, 2019 • Grevet et al., Science 361:285-290 (preview in The New England Journal of Medicine 379:17, 2018) • Huang et al., Genes Dev., 31:1704-1713, 2017 We are a highly interactive, collaborative, well-funded, and productive team with ties across academia and industry. Lab members are part of a rich multi-disciplinary training environment that spans diverse schools and departments, and includes the Epigenetics Institute at U-Penn. Please check out our lab and publications on this link: and The ideal candidate is highly motivated and has a strong background in molecular biology or biochemistry. Please send CV, a statement of research goals, and contact information of three references to:

Contact Information

Gerd Blobel
3615 Civic Center Blvd
ARC 316H
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

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