Description: The Molecular Biophysics group of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Toronto is seeking talented research associates to participate in projects on characterization of drug targets, their function, assays, screening and related drug discovery processes. The targeted families of proteins include ubiquitin regulatory enzymes, HDACs, methyl lysine and methyl arginine readers, methyltransferases and acetyltransferases. The successful candidate will develop and employ biochemical and biophysical techniques to study the activity and regulation mechanism of these enzymes. This position is available immediately and will be open until filled.
The SGC is a not‐for‐profit research organization whose mandate is to promote the development of new medicines by carrying out basic science of relevance to drug discovery. SGC publishes its research results in high impact peer reviewed journals and places all related information, reagents and know-how into the public domain for use without restriction. The SGC is funded as a public‐private partnership operating out of various universities including University of Toronto. Our funders include the Wellcome Trust, Canadian government granting agencies, and nine large pharmaceutical companies. We have over 200 formal collaborations with prominent academics around the world in addition to our research partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and other industrial partners. For more information: http://www.thesgc.org
Qualifications: PhD in biochemistry or related majors. The ideal candidate should have more than 3 years of work or post-doctoral experience in biochemistry, enzymology and protein characterization. Excellent communication and organization skills and excellent publication record are required. Experience in working with targeted families of proteins is preferred.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.