We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to advance projects within our lab studying the molecular mechanisms driving brain dysfunction after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). In particular, we are interested in discovering novel molecular mechanisms associated with trauma which may reflect clinicopathology and/or serve as potential biomarkers.
This position will involve studies using human brain tissue, mouse models, Stereotaxic animal surgery, mammalian cell culture, and thus our lab emphasizes the importance of translational science. The successful candidate will develop a novel research project using these materials to further our understanding of mild traumatic brain injury, and will contextualize findings to other projects within the lab and across collaborations.
The postdoctoral researcher in this lab will receive strong mentorship and career support, along with a competitive postdoctoral salary and benefits package. There is opportunity for travel to national and international conferences with a successfully funded project.
- PhD in relevant biological sciences field of study (neuroscience preferred)
- Research expertise and hands-on experience with the following: experimental design, nucleic acid and protein assays, microscopy/imaging techniques, animal studies, mammalian cell culture, single cell sequencing .
- Expertise and knowledge about cellular senescence, fat metabolism, mitochondrial dysfunction and/or role of BRCA1 in brain will be also an asset
- Preferred (not required, but an asset) skills: bioinformatic data analysis, R programming language
- Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and in a team setting (collaborative in nature)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (must be able to present project ideas and data effectively to experts and non-experts)
- Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Experience with grant writing (including budgets) is an asset
- Initiate new projects in the lab and collect/interpret data for grants (CIHR) and publications
- Get involved with ongoing lab projects as much as possible, providing scientific expertise and technical assistance where needed
- Collect data for CIHR and other grants, assist in grant writing including budgets
- Assist graduate students in the lab with projects
- Assist with regulatory paperwork such as REBs, AUPs, SOPs, and lab notebooks.
If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the contact information for two references.