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Postdoctoral Scholar, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 26087

Updated: June 16, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Area:   Vascular Pathophysiology and Disease

Duration:   Two years

Start Date:   Immediately

Salary:   The salary payments will follow standard university schedules and may be negotiated based on experiences and expertise.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to study the roles of vascular smooth muscle cells in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, abdominal aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, and vascular aging. 

Our lab belongs to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a highly collaborative, supportive academic environment and leading-edge core facilities. Calgary is a cosmopolitan Alberta city with a population of 1.2 million sitting beside the Rocky Mountain. It is the third-most populous city in Canada and the most populous city in Western Canada.
 

Job Description:

The projects will use genetically modified mouse models with smooth muscle-specific gene inactivation. Vascular tissue myograph and primary smooth muscle cell culture will also be routine methods for the phenotypic characterization pertaining to vascular diseases.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a research background in vascular or smooth muscle biology or pathology. Experience in computational biology is considered an asset.

* Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

Application details: 

Please send your application and cover letter with a statement of your research interests and career plans to Dr. Xi-Long Zheng via email: [email protected]

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further.

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.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

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. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

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. We’re 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. For more information visit research.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

 

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