Postdoctoral Postions

Postdoc in Host-Pathogen Interactions (University of Guelph)

Closing Date: November 30, 2017

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Host-Pathogen Interactions
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
Temporary full-time from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020

Job Description:
Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the ‘Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions’ research group led by Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister. This dynamic research program leverages the power of quantitative proteomics using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to define novel microbial virulence factors, elucidate their mechanisms of interaction within the host, and develop innovative proteomic workflows to investigate host-pathogen interactions in diverse infectious disease settings.

A highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative post-doctoral fellow is sought to join the research group and lead an independent research project. The lab offers unique opportunities to investigate host-pathogen interactions using cutting-edge mass spectrometry and computational proteomics, as well as microbial pathogenesis and the factors influencing infection and survival from both the host and pathogen perspectives.

Qualifications and Requirements: See below

Funding is available for two years, although applicants will be strongly encouraged and supported to apply for external funding opportunities.

Closing Date: November 30, 2017

To apply: Interested candidates should send their CVs, along with a cover letter indicating interest, and the names of three references to: jgeddesm@uoguelph.ca

Eligibility Requirements: PhD in Microbiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a closely-related discipline (completed by July 1, 2018)
Additional Qualifications: - Extensive experience working with microbial and immunological cell culture
- Experience with fungal pathogens and BioSafety Level 2 microorganisms is an asset
- Understanding and experience with quantitative proteomic techniques, mass spectrometry instrumentation, and computational proteomics is desirable.
Ideal Characteristics: Applicants should:
- Possess a keen interest to investigate host-pathogen interactions and develop novel proteomic workflows for diverse applications
- Have a strong publication record
- Be self-motivated and independent
- Demonstrate leadership, initiative, and a desire for continuous learning
- Possess strong communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

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