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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Drug Screening of Brain Tumour Stem Cells, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

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Job ID: 13791

Updated: November 3, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Drug screening of brain tumour stem cells     
Duration: 2-year term with a review after the first year
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary:   $45,000/annum plus extended health and dental benefits

The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the laboratory of Drs Samuel Weiss and Artee Luchman in the area of Drug Screening of Brain Tumour Stem Cells.

Job Description:

The primary responsibility will be to contribute to an active research program focused on the genetic and epigenetic alterations driving brain tumour stem cell biology and tumourigenesis.  The successful candidate will be involved in projects focused on: (1) the biochemical and molecular characterization of oncogenic signalling and epigenetic-related proteins in brain tumour stem cells and (2) studies aimed at the discovery of potent and selective brain tumour stem cell inhibitors for clinical translation.


A recent (within 1-2 years) PhD degree in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular or Cancer Biology, or a related field, is required.  Experience in stem cell biology, optimizing molecular biology assays, drug screening, immunostaining, microscopy, and live cell imaging platforms, are assets. The ability to work independently and within a team, to deliver according to deadlines and milestones, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a publication record, are important.

Application details:

Individuals interested in applying for this position should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and the names of three references to the address below. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Dr. Artee Luchman
HSC 2164
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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