Postdoctoral Position

University of Alberta
45,000 to 55,000 annually (depending on experience)
June 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Alberta Diabetes Institute and the Alberta Transplant Institute

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Canada



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.


Required qualifications

  • 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


Preferred qualifications

  • 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.


To apply

Please e-mail your cover letter, CV, and three or more references to (please copy both e-mails):


Closing date

  • Position open until filled


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.