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''The Computational Memory Lab is hiring for full-time salaried research positions.'' Please see below for descriptions, qualifications, and links to the Penn HR recruiting site.
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''' The Computational Memory Lab is currently seeking applications for the following positions: '''
  
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== Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Electrophysiology of Human Memory  ==
  
The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a full-time research specialist to assist with the NIH-funded study of human memory processes. For more information about the lab and our projects, please visit [[Research|http://memory.psych.upenn.edu]]. The successful candidate would join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in medicine, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or bioengineering.
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The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate with Professor Michael Kahana's team on the electrophysiology of human memory, as studied both through passive recordings and direct brain stimulation. The successful applicant will become part of a multi-center effort to study learning and memory in neurosurgical patients who have implanted electrodes for seizure mapping. The postdoctoral  candidate who joins our team will have opportunities to collaborate with scientists and physicians at Columbia University, Emory University, UCLA, University of Texas Southwestern, Freiburg University and several other research centers.  As part of this project, we are developing a novel brain stimulation therapy for patients with memory disorders.
  
Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory with neurosurgical patients who are undergoing long term monitoring with implanted electrodes, and assisting the research team in processing and analyzing these behavioral and electrophysiological data.
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Research facilities include a high-speed computing cluster and state of the art brain recording systems at each of our clinical sites. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong quantitative background (e.g., multivariate methods such as machine learning, dimensionality reduction, and pattern similarity analysis).  Preference will be given to candidates who can begin before July 1, 2023.  
  
A minimum 2-3 year commitment is desired. Position is contingent on funding.
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral scale.  Applicants should send their CV, publications, and a email addresses of three references to:  Professor Kahana at kahana-admin@sas.upenn.edu.
  
=== Requirements ===
 
  
This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, organizational, and scientific skills. This individual must be able to work independently (and alongside clinical personnel) with limited oversight to ensure that as much high-quality data is collected from each patient as possible. MATLAB, Unix, and/ or Python experience a plus, but not required.
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A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
 
  
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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral scale. Applicants should send their CV, publications, and a email addresses of three references to:  Professor Kahana at kahana-admin@sas.upenn.edu.
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==Research Coordinator==
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The Computational Memory Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences is seeking to recruit a full-time research coordinator to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with essential research operations in the laboratory, coordinating activities across several federally-funded research grants.
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The coordinator will work directly with the PI, helping to enhance his effectiveness by providing management support for his numerous projects and by representing him and acting on his behalf in interactions with funding agencies, university administrators, lab personnel, and colleagues and collaborators at varied academic and medical organizations.  Key responsibilities include assisting with preparation of scientific manuscripts, presentations, grant applications, progress reports, figures and tables; helping to organize an annual scientific conference, coordinating visits of outside visitors, helping to manage collaborations across multiple research sites in the US and abroad.  This position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to act as the “right hand” to an academic leader who values focus, dedication, and hard work. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists including postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and post-baccalaureate researchers. This would be an ideal position for someone interested in ultimately pursuing graduate training in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or psychology. For more information about the lab and our projects, please visit [http://memory.psych.upenn.edu http://memory.psych.upenn.edu].
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A 2-3 year minimum commitment is desired.
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Position is contingent on continued funding.
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'''Required Qualifications:'''
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* Bachelor’s degree in a field that demonstrates competence in writing with 1-2 to years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
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** Relevant experience can include undergraduate internships and summer jobs.
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* Exceptional academic credentials and prior experience in roles requiring a high level of organization, responsibility, and meticulous attention to detail.
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* Ability to combine scientific, administrative, and computing skills, including familiarity with Mac OSX applications.
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* A positive, results-oriented professional with strong judgment, exceptional multitasking skills, and eagerness to take ownership of rewarding duties will thrive in this position.
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The salary for this position is expected to be from $37,220 to $45,000. For consideration, please submit a cover letter as well as a resume in the CV section of your application. You can upload multiple documents to the “Resume/CV” section.
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To apply, click [https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Stephen-A-Levin-Building---2nd-Floor/Research-Coordinator--The-Computational-Memory-Laboratory_JR00051950 here] -->
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to hire a Director of Clinical Research to help lead a multi-center study of brain stimulation aimed at improving human memory and understanding its neural basis.
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Our research, funded by multiple federal grants under The BRAIN Initiative, uses intracranial brain recordings in neurosurgical patients to uncover the neural mechanisms of human memory and to develop algorithms that use electrical stimulation to restore memory function in patients with brain injury or neurological disease.  Prior published work from our team has demonstrated meaningful improvements in memory using machine-learning-based closed-loop brain stimulation.  These projects are funded by multiple grants and involve multi-site collaborations across the U.S. and in Germany. We seek an experienced candidate who can effectively direct large research projects, has the ability to interface effectively with neurosurgeons, neurologists and engineers, and has the technical skills to work with sophisticated data acquisition and brain stimulation systems.  The selected applicant will directly oversee a team of research specialists and coordinate the data collection and analysis efforts of researchers at multiple sites. Additional duties will include ensuring the longevity of the work by helping to prepare grant applications and reports, and contributing to the selection of future research agendas. The position is contingent upon funding.
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Required Qualifications:
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*An advanced degree, PhD or DSc, in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or related field.
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*3-5 years of research experience, preferably in the space of cognition, brain and behavior.
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*Strong technical skills working with electronics, hardware, and software.
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*Experience with coordinating team-based research.
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*Experience with scientific/statistical computing techniques and languages (Python/SciPy, MATLAB, R, or similar).
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*Strong oral and written communication skills.
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*Willingness to travel to clinical sites for research coordination.
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*Experience with grant progress report preparation and proposal writing.
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*Experience with regulatory affairs: IRB protocol submission and continuing reviews.
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*Experience with clinical and/or research electrophysiology systems.
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*Neuroscience/neuroanatomy background knowledge.
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*Experience with neuroimaging techniques (MRI, CT).
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*Experience using UNIX/Linux systems, including high performance computing.
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To apply, click [https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Stephen-A-Levin-Building---2nd-Floor/Director-of-Clinical-Research--Computational-Memory-Lab_JR00047081 here]
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==Research Project Manager==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to hire a Research Project Manager to help lead a multi-center study of brain stimulation aimed at improving human memory and understanding its neural basis.
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Our research, funded by multiple federal grants under The BRAIN Initiative, uses intracranial brain recordings in neurosurgical patients to uncover the neural mechanisms of human memory and to develop algorithms that use electrical stimulation to restore memory function in patients with brain injury or neurological disease.  Prior published work from our team has demonstrated meaningful improvements in memory using machine-learning-based closed loop brain stimulation.  These projects are funded by multiple grants and involve multi-site collaborations across the U.S. and in Germany. We seek an experienced candidate who can effectively direct large research projects, has the ability to interface effectively with neurosurgeons, neurologists and engineers, and has the technical skills to work with sophisticated data acquisition and brain stimulation systems.  The selected applicant will directly oversee a team of research specialists and coordinate the data collection and analysis efforts of researchers at multiple sites. Additional duties will include ensuring the longevity of the work by helping to prepare grant applications and reports, and contributing to the selection of future research agendas. The position is contingent upon funding.
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Required Qualifications:
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*An advanced degree (PhD, DSc, etc.) in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or related field.
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*3-5 years of research experience, preferably in the space of cognition, brain and behavior.
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*Strong technical skills working with electronics, hardware, and software.
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*Experience with coordinating team-based research.
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*Experience with scientific/statistical computing techniques and languages (Python/SciPy, MATLAB, R, or similar).
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*Strong oral and written communication skills.
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*Willingness to travel to clinical sites for research coordination.
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Preferred:
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*Experience with grant progress report preparation and proposal writing.
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*Experience with regulatory affairs: IRB protocol submission and continuing reviews.
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*Experience with clinical and/or research electrophysiology systems.
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*Neuroscience/neuroanatomy background knowledge.
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*Experience with neuroimaging techniques (MRI, CT).
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*Experience using UNIX/Linux systems, including high performance computing.
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To apply, click [https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Stephen-A-Levin-Building---2nd-Floor/Research-Project-Manager-C--The-Computational-Memory-Lab_JR00041865 here]
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==Research and Programming Specialist==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a Research and Programming Specialist to assist with a multi-center project aimed at identifying patterns of brain activity that predict when memory will succeed or fail, and using these patterns to guide closed-loop stimulation protocols aimed at boosting memory in patients with brain injury or neurological disease. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers to carry out research under several federally funded grants. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, a solid foundation of technical skills, and a strong desire to further build those skills during their tenure in the lab, as well as a passion for research aimed at understanding the neural basis of human memory.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to work with clinical researchers, neurologists, and neurosurgeons at top medical research centers across the country.  The position requires familiarity with Python, C#, or similar programming languages, and comfort working in a Linux or Unix environment.  Exceptional candidates will have experience in data analysis and programming and a strong record of academic achievement.  A 2-year commitment is expected.  Position is contingent on continued funding. Please see http://memory.psych.upenn.edu for more information about the lab and its projects.
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*Bachelor's degree and 0 to 1 year of experience.
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*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
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*Experience with Python, C#, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments.
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*Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and work flexible hours as needed.
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*A two-year commitment is desired.
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To apply, click [https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Stephen-A-Levin-Building---2nd-Floor/Research-and-Programming-Specialist--Computational-Memory-Lab_JR00045600| here]
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==Research Specialist==
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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to recruit a research specialist to assist with a multicenter project aimed at identifying patterns of brain activity that predict when memory will succeed or fail, and using these patterns to guide closed-loop stimulation protocols aimed at boosting memory in patients with brain injury or neurological disease.  The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, data scientists, and engineers to carry out research under several federally funded grants. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, a sound foundation of technical skills and a strong desire to further build those skills during their tenure in the lab, and a passion for research aimed at understanding the neural basis of human memory.  This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing future graduate training in cognitive/systems/computational neuroscience or bioengineering, and provides an excellent opportunity to work with clinical researchers, neurologists, and neurosurgeons at top medical research centers across the country.  The position requires familiarity with Python, MATLAB, or similar programming languages, and comfort working in a Unix environment.  Exceptional candidates will have experience in data analysis and programming and a strong record of academic achievement.  A 2-year commitment is expected.  Position is contingent on continued funding.  Please see http://memory.psych.upenn.edu for more information about the lab and its projects.
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*Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, bioengineering, or related field, and 0 to 1 year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
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*Experience with human subjects research, especially in a clinical setting.
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*Familiarity with Python, MATLAB, R, or other languages, and familiarity with Linux environments.
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*Ability to travel up to 20% of the time and work flexible hours as needed.
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*A two-year commitment is desired.
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To apply, click [https://www.myworkday.com/upenn/d/inst/3$15414/5303$21361.htmld#TABINDEX=0&SUBTABINDEX=0| here]
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==Data and Programming Specialist==
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This work will include the rapid and flexible development of new experiments in human memory, as well as critical improvements to existing programs and libraries.  The candidate will also analyze large multivariate datasets on human memory and electrophysiology, collect scalp and intracranial EEG data from human participants, and program experiments in Python.  Other responsibilities will include general lab system administration including websites, file servers, and our computer cluster, as well as simulations of human memory processes in computational models of memory.  The candidate is expected to coordinate with a team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and engineers on multiple projects involving brain stimulation to boost human cognitive abilities, online experiments of human memory, and computational cluster analyses of EEG data from human participants.  Experience with Unity is a plus but is not required.
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The position is planned as temporarily remote, with an expectation of on-site presence at the University of Pennsylvania upon resumption of on-site activities for this position category.
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*Bachelor’s degree is required with 0-1 years of experience.
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*Interest in developing new software technology for brain research.
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*Python programming ability.
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*Expertise in Python programming.
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*Excellence in technical coursework.
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*Exceptional quantitative skills.
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*Experience with C# or Unity.
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*Experience with EEG and human subjects testing.
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*Computer Science (or related field) Major.
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To apply, click [https://www.myworkday.com/upenn/d/inst/3$15414/5303$21101.htmld#TABINDEX=0&SUBTABINDEX=0| here] -->
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The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant to assist with federally funded studies of human memory processes. The successful candidate will join a team of research scientists studying the ways in which the brain stores and retrieves verbal and spatial memories.
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Major responsibilities include carrying out experiments on human memory by means of high-density scalp EEG recordings and annotating vocal responses in memory tasks. This position requires an individual who possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This would be an ideal position for a student interested in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, psychology, or bioengineering.
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To apply, please submit a resume to kahanalab@gmail.com.
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For more information on our research, please click [[Research| here]].
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[https://www.hr.upenn.edu/career/salary-offers For more information on Penn's salary structure, click here.]
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Latest revision as of 21:55, 18 November 2022

The Computational Memory Lab is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Electrophysiology of Human Memory

The Computational Memory Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to collaborate with Professor Michael Kahana's team on the electrophysiology of human memory, as studied both through passive recordings and direct brain stimulation. The successful applicant will become part of a multi-center effort to study learning and memory in neurosurgical patients who have implanted electrodes for seizure mapping. The postdoctoral candidate who joins our team will have opportunities to collaborate with scientists and physicians at Columbia University, Emory University, UCLA, University of Texas Southwestern, Freiburg University and several other research centers. As part of this project, we are developing a novel brain stimulation therapy for patients with memory disorders. 


Research facilities include a high-speed computing cluster and state of the art brain recording systems at each of our clinical sites. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong quantitative background (e.g., multivariate methods such as machine learning, dimensionality reduction, and pattern similarity analysis). Preference will be given to candidates who can begin before July 1, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and salary will be based on the NIH postdoctoral scale. Applicants should send their CV, publications, and a email addresses of three references to: Professor Kahana at kahana-admin@sas.upenn.edu.