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Postdoctoral Scholar, Kidney Disease & Inflammation Research, Department of Medicine

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Job ID: 19801

Updated: December 19, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Foothills Campus                 

Duration: One year, renewable 

Start date: Immediate   

Salary: Commensurate with experience (minimum CAD$40,000 per year plus benefits)

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Kidney Disease and Inflammation Research.  

Job Description:

A postdoctoral scholar position is available at the Department of Medicine for a highly qualified and motivated individual to support our research program focused on mechanisms of kidney disease. The candidate will work on research projects toward the identification of molecular, cellular and immunological mechanisms involved in kidney injury and disease. Experimental approaches and tools will include mouse models of disease, kidney confocal and multiphoton intravital microscopy, flow cytometry, cell culture, real-time PCR, ELISA. Opportunities to translate research to human kidney disease via biobanked tissues and human kidney organoid cultures also exists. The postdoctoral scholar will join a dynamic and exciting research team who are part of the Nephrology Research Group and the Precision Medicine in Nephrology Program at the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform experiments in mice (disease model, confocal and multiphoton intravital microscopy, cell isolation, etc.), flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, etc.
  • Data acquisition, recording, analysis and presentation of findings at lab meetings and national e international meetings
  • Lead the design and implementation of the kidney disease research program
  • Actively contribute to the development of peer-reviewed publications related to the kidney injury project undertaken as part of the postdoctoral scholar appointment
  • Actively seek and apply for funding locally, provincial and nationally
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to junior team member as well as supervision of trainees


  • PhD in Immunology, Biomedical Sciences or other related disciplines completed within last two years with impressive publication record to be competitive for provincial and national scholarships
  • Experience of working with mouse models of disease, basic molecular biology experiments, immunology, confocal microscopy and flow cytometry are an asset
  • Fluency in English (oral and written). Experience presenting to academic audience is an asset
  • The applicant must have excellent time management skills and be able to work in a self-directed manner within an inter-disciplinary environment
  • Previous experience mentoring undergraduate and MSc students is an asset

Application Details:

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

Dr. Graciela Andonegui


Precision Medicine in Nephrology Program

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Cumming School of Medicine

University of Calgary

Email: [email protected]

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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