Postdoctoral fellow

The laboratory of Dr. Guang Yang is seeking a high motivated postdoctoral fellow to study neural stem cell biology. The projects will involve utilizing genetic and imaging tools to dissect the mechanisms of stem cell maintenance and neuronal fate specification. Individuals will participate in studies that include, but are not limited to, generating transgenic mice to understand the translational regulation of neural stem cells during brain development. Another potential avenue of research involves studying the mechanisms that mediate the effects of genetic and/or environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders.

A PhD degree in cell biology, developmental biology, or a related field is preferred. Applicants must have prior experience with transgenic mouse generation, early embryo manipulation, embryonic stem cells, and/or iPSCs. First author publications in these fields would be highly desirable. Must be self‐motivated, highly independent, and have excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills. Position available immediately, but starting date is negotiable.

Our laboratory (http://www.ucalgary.ca/bmb/profiles/dr-guang-yang) is based at the Departments of Medical Genetics, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary, an internationally recognized research university in Canada and national research leader in brain and mental health. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise, Calgary has great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.

Interested candidates should please submit their detailed CV with the names and contact information for three references in one PDF file to Dr. Guang Yang (guang.yang2@ucalgary.ca).