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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employer
Sinai Health
Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Salary
To be determined
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

Job Details

Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health, to participate in our CIHR-funded program in Fetal Brain Protection. The preterm human infant is vulnerable to neurotoxicity due to immaturity of the blood-brain barrier. The developing brain has intrinsic protective transporter systems that can prevent transfer of xenobiotics into the brain. However, little is known as to how these transporters are regulated during the fetal and perinatal period. Our program is focused towards increasing knowledge in this critical area and to identify strategies to improve fetal and neonatal brain health.

The successful candidate will undertake studies to investigate the function and regulation of drug transporter systems in the developing blood-brain barrier. These will include primarily cell-based approaches but may also include in vivo experiments in pre-clinical models. Advanced blood-brain barrier modelling will be utilized along with cellular and molecular approaches, including imaging, transcriptomic and epigenetic analysis. Particular emphasis will be placed on the interaction of cell-types within the neurovascular unit in the regulation of blood-brain barrier function.

One postdoctoral fellowship is immediately available to join Professor Matthews’ Lab. The successful candidate will develop research based on well-delineated hypotheses to generate novel experimental data. The position will initially be for one year with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Qualifications

This fellowship is suitable for candidates who have a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology or relevant fields. Significant experience with in vitro cell culture, protein and mRNA quantification, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics will be a major asset. Excellent writing and presentation skills are also required.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references.

Application deadline is June 23, 2024.

We thank all those expressed interests. Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/144012

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide three (3) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

HOSPITAL DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Sinai Health System recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to explain any personal circumstances in order to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

Sinai Health System is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

COLLECTION OF EQUITY DATA

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey directly on the Interfolio site. This form is voluntary and any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by the search committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes as part of Sinai Health System’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.

OTHER INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE POSITION

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Sinai Health System is a scent-sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department via email at kdudas@lunenfeld.ca. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Telephone
647-837-5826
Location
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
60 Murray St
Toronto
ON
M5T 3L9
CA

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