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Postdoctoral Scholar, Immunology

Job ID: 31220
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated March 01, 2024

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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, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area:             Immunology

Duration:      1 year, with the possibility of renewal

Start Date:    Immediate

Salary:          Commensurate with Experience, plus Alberta Blue Cross Health Insurance benefits

Dr. Pere Santamaria in the Department of Microbiology, Immunity, and Infectious Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Immunology.

Job Description:

The postdoctoral scholar will be involved in the use of antigen-specific nanomedicines capable of re-programming different immune cell types in vivo to dissect immunoregulatory cell networks.  The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists working at the interphase among protein engineering, nanomedicine, in vivo cell re-programming, developmental immunology and chronic inflammatory disease. They will have the opportunity to use a variety of functional, phenotypic (e.g. multi-dimensional flow cytometry, mass cytometry), transcriptomic (e.g. scRNAseq) and epigenetic tools (e.g. ChIPseq, multiome) to dissect pharmacodynamic effects of in vivo cell re-programming. 


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in relevant experimental approaches.  Clear interest in innovation and interdisciplinary work should be expressed in the cover letter in relation to the proposed work.

Excellent data management skills are essential, as well as the ability to work autonomously, in addition to:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with an interdisciplinary group
  • Continuous learning and development and a willingness to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Time management skills to effectively manage their own time with a strong ability to prioritize to meet deadlines

Application Details:

Please email your application via email to Dr. Pere Santamaria at [email protected]

All applications must include:

  • A cover letter including date of availability, motivation for the role, and a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)
  •  A copy of two recent, peer-reviewed journal/chapter publications or conference presentations
  • The name and contact information including email addresses for at least two (2) referees who have knowledge of your research and academic experience


For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at the University of Calgary, please see

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

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Additional Information

The terms and conditions of employment are covered under the UCalgary and PDAC Collective Agreement. To find out more about postdoctoral scholar program at the University of Calgary visit our Postdocs website.  

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Postdoc Careers website.

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