Postdoc, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Postdoc
  • Mechanisms underlying lung injury in critically ill children.
Lab Website: yehya-nadir

Philadelpia, PA


Under the mentorship of Nadir Yehya,MD,an attending physicianin the Pediatric Sepsis Program and the Division of Critical Care Medicine- a post-doctoral position within the LUng INjury Group (LUNG) group is available to study the mechanisms underlying lung injury in critically ill children, including those requiring mechanical ventilation. Our group is primarily translational using human samples, with pathways of interest identified using targeted and untargeted transcriptomics and proteomics. We are looking to expand into more mechanistic investigations. To that end, we are interested in a scientist with experience in molecular and cell biology techniques, including Western blots, ELISAs, immunoprecipitation, DNA and RNA isolation, cell culture and co-culture, reporter gene assays, and assay development. We may expand into immunophenotyping using CyTOF, as well, and so experience with flow cytometry is a plus. Dr. Yehya is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. After completing pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, he completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and joined the faculty after graduation in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at CHOP.


1. Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols
2. Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data
3. Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills
4. Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings
5. Supervise junior lab members
6. Assist with other research projects

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

-A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
-According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
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