Post Doctoral Fellowship 2019 in University of Calgary, Canada

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Canada, University of Calgary

Post Doctoral Fellowship 2019 in University of Calgary, Canada 

Designation/Position-  Post Doctoral Fellowship 2019

University of Calgary, Canada invites application for Post Doctoral Fellowship 2019 position from eligible and interested candidates

About- The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. Post Doctoral Fellowship 2019

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. 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.

Research/Job Area- Biology or a related subject area

Project Title- Developmental Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology

Location- University of Calgary, Canada


Research group seek a talented, highly motivated postdoc to work on a funded project, available immediately.

The successful candidate will hold and/or be able to demonstrate:

  • PhD degree obtained within the last 3-years in developmental biology, epigenetics, stem cell biology or a related subject area
  • Proven track record in academic research
  • An excellent understanding of stem cell biology in the context of early mammalian development, and a solid background in mouse and human genetics
  • Hands-on expertise in handling and manipulating mouse and/or human ESCs, iPSCs and/or TSCs, ideally including the use of CRISPR technology
  • High-level expertise in chromatin biology, including performing chromatin immunoprecipitation assays and in the generation of Next-Generation sequencing libraries (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq etc)
  • Significant bioinformatic knowledge for analysis of high-throughput datasets is highly desirable

Job/Position Description- Research group is looking for a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of reproductive biology with particular focus on developmental epigenetics and stem cell biology. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Myriam Hemberger and Wendy Dean to advance our understanding of fundamental processes during early development in health and disease. We are using cutting-edge stem cell tools, combined with state-of-the-art transcriptomics and epigenomics methods to gain insights into gene function in placentation and embryogenesis. The core priority of this project is to investigate the impact of specific mutations on cellular differentiation and developmental outcomes using stem cell models including embryonic (ESCs), induced pluripotent (iPSCs) and trophoblast (TSCs) stem cells in advanced 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional culture systems (e.g., gastruloids, organoids).

The candidate will join an interactive research environment set within a newly refurbished open-plan laboratory space. State-of-the-art computational, imaging and molecular biology facilities are available. The candidate will also benefit from a thriving research environment and engage with a broad range of investigators with expertise in stem cell and cancer epigenetics, bioengineering and regenerative medicine.

Area: Developmental Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology
Duration: 1 year in the first instance with funding available for up to three years 
Start date: as soon as possible
Salary: $50,000 per year plus benefits   

How to Apply- Interested applicants should apply by email to the above investigators and include a Cover Letter describing their motivation for this position, a detailed CV, a description of their research expertise and the names and contact details of 3 referees.

For Contact-  For further information on this position, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Last Date for Apply–  Until position filled

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