Clinical Chemistry

A clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellowship position will be available at University of Pennsylvania. This is a two-year fellowship position, available starting July 2018. The fellow will rotate through various laboratories at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

These laboratories include the core laboratory, endocrinology, toxicology, point-of-care testing, and satellite laboratories. Elective rotations in selected laboratory areas of interest will also be provided. The fellow will study proper testing procedures (specimen collection and processing), methodology, and clinical correlation of testing. Small research projects including, but not limited to, method development and clinical case study will also be assigned. The fellow will also develop skills in management, take on-call duty, and conduct self-initiated research approved by the program director.

Prerequisites: Doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, or PharmD and equivalent) at accredited institutions are required for admission into the program. Individuals with doctoral degrees in the following and other relevant life science areas are encouraged to apply: Clinical Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Genetics. Candidates should have met 30-hour minimum requirement of undergraduate and/or graduate level biochemistry or chemistry courses, which is required for ABCC certification. Previous experience in clinical chemistry is not required but strong interests in laboratory medicine and research is required.

Procedures: Interested applicants should first submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the program director: ClinChemFellowship@uphs.upenn.edu