University of Calgary

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Department of Hematology and Oncology

University of Calgary (U of C)

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Department of Hematology and Oncology
*Duration: Two years with potential for extension pending availability of funding

Start Date: As soon as possible
*Salary: $45,000 CAD/yr. plus benefits *

Job Description:

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a full-time position for Postdoctoral Fellow with specialization in molecular biology to support the translational research program in the Department of Hematology and Oncology. The successful candidate will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Paola Neri. Dr. Neri’s research activities investigate the genome of myeloma cells in order to understand the biology of the disease, mechanisms of drug resistance and identify druggable therapeutic targets. A variety of molecular, biochemical and cellular approaches are employed using cell culture as well as in vivo mouse models, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and genome editing.

The responsibilities of this position will include:

• Plan and implement experiments for studying molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis or drug screening.
• Hands-on experimentation and generation of high quality data
• Develop innovative methods and/or novel applications of existing methods
• Assist with the preparation of reports, research proposals, manuscripts and grant applications
• Establish and maintain accurate electronic and paper records regarding laboratory research

Qualifications/Expertise Required:

The ideal candidate will be a recent Ph.D graduate (less than 5 years) in cell and molecular biology. In addition, the individual should have:

• A minimum 3 years experience with molecular and cell biology techniques including mammalian tissue culture, making protein extracts, western blotting, immunohistochemical staining, transfection, confocal, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and cell viability assays
• A working knowledge of gene sequencing, cell signalling and gene expression
• Prior expertise in proteomics, genomics, human molecular genetics or cancer biology would be an asset
• Prior experience with Single cell Sequencing library preparation and sequencing is highly desirable
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills and an ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently are a must
• An excellent record of peer-reviewed publications

Application details:

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the following contact, with the subject line “Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology”. Please include a cover letter, your academic CV and the names and contact information of a least three external references;

Dr. Paola Neri
Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Department of Hematology and Oncology
University of Calgary
Mailing Address: Room 350, HMRB
3330 Hospital Drive, NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The application deadline is May 31, 2019

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Department of Hematology and Oncology