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

Job ID: 21234

Updated: September 10, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Signal Transduction, Host-Pathogen Interactions

Duration1 year with possibility of extension

Start Date:  as soon as possible

Salary: $45,000 per year plus benefits

The Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Signal transduction and other mechanisms involved in dissemination of the Lyme disease pathogen.

Job Description:

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to examine the mechanism of vascular transmigration of the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi. This project will involve using complementary cell biology and biochemical strategies to determine how B. burgdorferi crosses the endothelial barrier. This will involve an in vitro model for transmigration and elucidating the host and bacterial factors required. The successful applicant will work with Drs. George Chaconas and Rebekah DeVinney.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. in microbiology or biochemistry within the past 2 years, with preference given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in cell culture, signal transduction and microscopy. Experience with primary endothelial cells, bacterial pathogens, confocal imaging and image analysis is desirable. The successful applicant will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, and work well in a team setting. 

Application Details:

Applications must include:
Cover letter outlining training, research expertise, and research interests as they pertain to this advertisement
Contact information for three references.
Curriculum vitae
Please submit your completed application as a single .pdf file via email to Ms. Donna Allen ([email protected]).  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only complete applications will be considered and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

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 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 professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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