Postdoctoral Position in Muscle Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
The Bentzinger group in the department of Pharmacology-Physiology of the University of Sherbrooke (Canada) is investigating the microenvironmental regulation of skeletal muscle stem cells (MuSCs) in health and disease. In the open project you will investigate the crosstalk of MuSCs and immune cells under pathologic conditions. To this end, you will analyze a number of novel mouse models that allow for the identification and specific manipulation of different cells types involved in skeletal muscle regeneration.
This project combines cell culture, biochemistry, omics, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, live imaging, and stem cell transplantation in combination with the breeding and analysis of transgenic mouse models. You will present and discuss your results in the team, at institute meetings and at conferences.
• High degree of motivation and enthusiasm for disease oriented basic research.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Having obtained your PhD degree less than 3 years ago.
• Fluency in English. French is an advantage.
• Experience in handling live animals (mice).
What we offer:
• A multidisciplinary research environment at the Faculty of Medicine (FMSS) of uSherbrooke.
• Additional training opportunities tailored around the project and your interest e.g. advanced microscopy, computational, microsurgery training.
• Working in a basic research group with excellent collaborative opportunities with clinicians at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS).
• Tax exemptions for foreign postdoctoral trainees and a low cost of living in in the Sherbrooke area.
• The attractive local outdoors environment and vibrant student life.
Contract starting in spring/summer 2019.
The department of Pharmacology-Physiology is located in the Institute of Pharmacology. The Institute is equipped with the most recent technologies and was just awarded a 6.8M$ infrastructure grant to update its medicinal chemistry, biochemical, biophotonic, microscopy, mass spectrometry, and behavioral platforms. The Institute of Pharmacology provides access to cutting edge scientific equipment facilities and a strong interdisciplinary research environment with a major focus on neuroscience, cardiovascular, cancer research and regenerative medicine.
Interested candidates should submit an up to date CV, a cover letter setting out why you are a suitable candidate, and contact information for two references. More information can be found under www.bentzingerlab.com and http://www.usherbrooke.ca/dep-pharmacologie-physiologie/english/department/