Postdoctoral Associate, Hematology and Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

Employer
University of Calgary
Location
Calgary (Region), Alberta (CA)
Salary
$55,000+ (commensurate with experience) plus benefits package
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Virology
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Academia
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Postdoctoral Associate, Hematology and Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

 

Employer:   Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Location:    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Salary:     $55,000+ (commensurate with experience) plus benefits package

Discipline:  Genomics and Immunogenomics

Position type:  Full time

Position title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Fields of Specialization:   Multiple myeloma, lentiviral and retroviral cloning, CAR T cells, flow cytometry, genomics (bulk and single cell)

 

Job Description:

Dr. Bahlis, Associate Professor, Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute  is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with molecular cloning laboratory advanced skills for ongoing research and development projects within his laboratory which studies the genome and immunogenome of multiple myeloma at the bulk and single cell levels.  The Postdoctoral Associate will perform a variety of duties with the goal of supporting and moving forward the laboratory research projects to develop novel immune based therapies for multiple myeloma. The successful candidate is required to have ample experience in molecular cloning for gene expression and silencing in mammalian cells using viral plasmids.

The position is available beginning September 1, 2022 for an appointment period of 12 months. 

This position requires working on multiple fields of the research project at any given time. The work routinely involves meeting deadlines for reports, presentations, and writing manuscripts. The work environment is professional and fast paced. The position requires that the candidate works independently, exercises a high degree of judgment, and requires little or no supervision. 

The primary purpose of the position is to design and conduct laboratory research in multiple myeloma and genomics including cloning strategies using viral plasmids (Lentiviral or retroviral) to develop novel chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies . The incumbent will be responsible for successfully performing the following techniques: cloning studies, routine tissue culture, biochemical viability assays, flow cytometry studies, sorting and manipulating primary peripheral blood and bone marrow cells.

In addition to the technical aspects above, the Postdoctoral Associate will also contribute to research and funding strategies, identifying and helping to secure funding opportunities and shaping the vision, direction and structure of the group. They will have an expert knowledge of the hands-on work performed as part of the operations and development activities of the group.

Qualifications/Expertise Required:

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D degree and will have superb wet lab research training in Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Virology.  Demonstrated expertise in plasmid extraction, molecular cloning (lentiviral or retroviral cloning) for gene expression or silencing and cloning skills are mandatory requirements. The Successful candidate will have a proven track record in the submission of peer-reviewed publications in science and medical journals as well as in the preparation and submission of grant applications.  

 

Application Details:

Interested and qualified applicants should send (1) a cover letter describing their previous work and career goals (2) a current CV and (3) contact information for three referees addressed to Dr. Nizar Bahlis (nbahlis@ucalgary.ca) or mail to Dr. Nizar Bahlis, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, HMRB 328, Calgary AB, T2N 4Z6, Canada.  Closing date for applications is October 1, 2022.

 

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is ranked fifth among Canada’s top research universities, and the youngest institution to reach the top five. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy, called Eyes High, is inspired by our Gaelic motto which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’. 

 

About Calgary 


Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city, an hour’s drive to the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

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