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Post Doctoral Fellowship in Stem Cell Biology and Precision Medicine, Medical Genetics

Job ID: 20884

Updated: July 14, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Medical Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Duration: 1 year
Start date: Negotiable
Salary: $45,000.00/year plus benefits               

Job Description:

A postdoc position is available for a highly motivated scholar to lead translational projects focusing on stem cell biology and drug discovery. The projects will involve utilizing patient induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells and mouse disease models to develop novel precision medicine approaches for patients with rare neurological disorders. Another potential avenue of research involves utilizing mouse models with transcriptomic and translatomic analysis to dissect gene regulatory mechanisms that control neural stem cell development in the mammalian brain. The work will be done in the Yang laboratory ( in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary, Canada.


  • PhD or an equivalent degree, completed in the last three years, in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a related discipline.
  • Prior research experience in stem cell biology and iPSCs. Knowledge and experience in mammalian cell culture, mouse genetics, confocal microscopy, and drug development would be highly desirable.
  • Must be self¿motivated, with a keen interest in working on multidisciplinary, translational projects.
  • A strong research background with first author publications in related fields.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills.

Application details:  

This position is available immediately, however, the starting date is negotiable. Please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter and CV to [email protected]  with the subject line "Postdoc Position."

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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