The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute since 1972. The Wistar Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible.

Wistar is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania campus. The Institute provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provide for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.

The Wistar Institute is a thriving and diverse place to work and learn. It is composed of more than 260 faculty and staff members from more than 30 countries, brought together by our common goal of basic biomedical research. The Wistar Institute is a non-profit organization that offers a competitive and excellent benefits package. It is the policy of The Wistar Institute to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodations during the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department at (215) 898-3765 to be directed accordingly.