University of Calgary (U of C)

Postdoctoral Fellow - Metabolomics/Proteomics of Microbial Infections

Lewis Research Group

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Lewis Research Group (LRG; www.LewisResearchGroup.org) at the University of Calgary is recruiting applications for three postdoctoral fellows in the proteomics and metabolomics of microbial pathogens. The LRG is one of the largest mass spectrometry facilities in Canada, supporting over $25 million in research programs related to infectious diseases. The theme of our group is harnessing mass spectrometry as a tool for unraveling the complex host-microbial interactions that occur during infections. We are seeking exceptional scientists with backgrounds in mass spectrometry, metabolomics, proteomics, informatics, or infectious diseases research to conduct one of the world’s largest surveys of microbial diversity. This work will focus on the analyses of traits such as virulence and antibiotic resistance, and the role they play in the evolution of pathogens. Our Genome Canada funded program is acquiring comprehensive genomics, metabolomic, and proteomics data from 50,000 clinical isolates of blood stream infections collected over a 20 year span across southern Alberta. We are linking these multi-omics datasets to comprehensive medical records to build ResistanceDB (www.ResistanceDB.org), a new precision medicine tool in the fight against infections. The LRG is a large multidisciplinary team of biochemists, microbiologist, mass spectrometrist, and engineers who work in a fully integrated biosafety-level 2 laboratory suite that is dedicated to understanding and combating infectious diseases on a global scale. Successful applicants must be team-oriented, be interested in translating research into real-world diagnostic technology, and have an established track record of excellent productivity.

The LRG is part of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. Calgary is one of Canada’s most entrepreneurial cities and is situated an hour from world-famous travel destinations including Banff, Lake Louise, and Kananaskis Country. The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing universities and is ranked among the leading research institutions in the country. Exceptional applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and most significant publication or patent to admin.lrg@ucalgary.ca.

Job Description:

The Lewis laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to aid in developing large precision medicine projects related to microbial proteomics. This position will be a critical part of an interdisciplinary team working to integrate genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and clincal data to help develop a new approach to infection management.

Application details: 

Please send your application (one PDF document) containing a cover letter that includes a statement of previous research and interest in the position, a CV, and a list of three references to:

Dr. Ian Lewis

c/o Troy Feener (pm.lrg@ucalgary.ca)

Assistant Professor

AIHS Translational Health Chair in Metabolomics

** Please note that we will hold in-person interviews at ASMS by appointment. We will contact successful applicants by email to schedule these.

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.

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About Calgary

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Metabolomics/Proteomics of Microbial Infections