McGill University

Postdoctoral Fellow on nucleic acid detection in single exosomes

McGill University - Juncker Lab

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow on nucleic acid detection in single exosomes

Interdisciplinary | liquid biopsy | microscopy| single-molecule | DNA nanotechnology

The Juncker lab of McGill University seeks an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to develop nucleic acid detection for our digital omics of single exosome (DOSE) platform. DOSE is a Genome Canada funded Disruptive Innovation project in collaboration with the exosome and cancer biologists (Dr. Rak, Dr. Siegel), clinicians (Dr. Metrakos) and bioinformaticians (Dr. Akavia Dr. Yue Li), that aims to establish proteomic and genomic profiling of single exosomes, with as first application biomarker discovery for colorectal cancer and liver metastasis. The successful candidate will complement our current efforts on protein detection in single exosomes with nucleic acid detection for multi-omic analysis.

Start: Earliest convenience

Major Activities:
• Design and develop single molecule nucleic acid (RNA and/or DNA) detection methods (i.e. single molecule FISH, multiplexing, pad-lock probes, RCA, etc.).
• Coordination of projects and interaction with clinical and scientific collaborators.
• Supervision and training of students.
• Possibility to participate in teaching and grant writing upon mutual agreement.

Requirements and assets:
• PhD in related area.
• Strong background in nucleic acid and DNA nanotechnology and interest in bridging fundamental with clinical and translational research.
• Team player with leadership abilities.
• Excellent communication and writing skills.

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, names of three references and pertinent reprints and preprints, preferred format .pdf) by email with the subject “Postdoc on NAD in Exosomes” to:

Dr. David Juncker
Biomedical Engineering Department
McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Postdoctoral Fellow on nucleic acid detection in single exosomes