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Postdoctoral Scholar in Virology, Department of Ecosystem Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Job ID: 20569

Updated: June 23, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area:             Virology and viral immunology
Duration:      One year     
Start date:    July 2020    
Salary:          $40,000/year plus benefits

The Department of Ecosystem Public Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in virology

Job Description:
The Careem Lab is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a track record of productivity to work in an exciting project in collaboration with an industry partner conducting innovative and applied research in the area of antiviral compound testing against SARS-CoV-2. While this position is supported by funds from industry and other grants, excellent candidates will be encouraged to apply for prestigious Mitacs industrial fellowship. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent (completed in the last 3 years) in virology, viral immunology or a related field. Experience in handing pathogens at containment level 3 environment is an asset, but candidates with strong technical skills and experience of working in containment level 2 laboratories will also be considered.

Application details:  
Interested applicants may contact the principle investigator directly to express interest and submit a CV for consideration ([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 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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