Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Transplant Institute
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta
The Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Transplant Institute at the University of Alberta are seeking a highly-motivated and creative postdoctoral research scientist to examine mechanisms of immune tolerance in transplant and autoimmune disease such as Type 1 Diabetes with specific emphasis on the production, characterization and use of thymic-derived regulatory T-cells (Tregs). The successful candidate will lead the development of a Treg Core and employ a broad range of molecular and immunological techniques across disciplines, moving toward GMP-production and clinical application. They will join a dynamic group of researchers with a focused goal of harnessing the therapeutic potential of thymic Treg cells.
- PhD degree in immunology and/or immune tolerance
- Clear and effective communication skills
- Scientific creativity, reliability, and independence in research
- Research experience and/or demonstrated interest in immune tolerance
- Extensive experience in human and mouse immunology
- Expertise in models of immune tolerance
- Experience in Treg cell isolation and characterization
The ideal candidate will have the ability to work comfortably and collaboratively with a diverse group of researchers.
Please e-mail your cover letter, CV, and three or more references to (please copy both e-mails):
- Dr. Peter Light, Director, Alberta Diabetes Institute firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Lori West, Director, Alberta Transplant Institute email@example.com
- Position open until filled
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.