Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunities

MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY

Full time two years postdoctoral position in the area of molecular pharmacology is available. The position is at the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Lethbridge, AB, CANADA. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Position Summary

Full time two years postdoctoral position in the area of molecular pharmacology is available. The position is at the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Lethbridge, AB, CANADA. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in pharmacology of cannabinoids receptors and/or with strong expertise in the field of molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors and/or pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of various drugs. The research project, which is supported by MITACS Canada and pursued in collaboration with an industrial Partner (Sundial Growers, Nasdaq - SNDL), entails in analyzing the effect of cannabinoids and terpenoids on cancer and inflammation processes. The candidate will be asked to work in collaboration with several other researchers involved in this project, and to do an internship with our industrial Partner during their tenure.

General Duties

  • Design and perform studies, and analyze data,
  • Collaborate with other members of the lab involved in the project, as well as with our industrial partner,
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Write regular reports, manuscripts and grant applications.

Education / Experience

  • PhD in biological sciences or MD
  • At least 5 years of experience in molecular and cell biology and biochemistry,
  • Experience with molecular pharmacology,
  • Ability to work independently,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and motivation,
  • Good communication skills (spoken and written),
  • Working knowledge in data processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Additional Information

Status: Full time with immediate start. Contract of 2 years, potentially renewable upon availably of funding
Pay Scale: $40,000
Work hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8h30-16h30
Work Site: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4

Please contact Igor Kovalchuk at igor.kovalchuk@uleth.ca with the CV and the list of people willing to write a reference letter.

GEOGRAPHY

Arctic land-terminating glacier changes and related surface mass balance

Project Description:
Remote sensing and DEM analysis of short and medium term changes in glacier area and volume using a variety of remote sensing and DEM data, as well as supplemental mass balance data. Candidates require a solid background in glaciology, and especially knowledge of surface mass balance and glacier remote sensing, including semi-automated and manual digitization of land-terminating margins from high resolution images. Also required are one or more of the following: an active understanding of glacier system response to climate change, experience in analysis of GIS and RS-based glacier inventories, historical glacier fluctuations, satellite image and surface DEM processing/differencing, and surface mass balance data. This project is one of the sub-themes of the NSERC-funded research program "Effects of Arctic sea fog on glacier melt", which has a main focus on glacierized coastal regions in Greenland and Arctic Canada.

Program of Study:
PhD/PDF

Funding:
Research Assistantship through NSERC-supported Supervisor. Potential additional funding through several internal and external awards, including Teaching Assistantship.

Contact Information:
Hester Jiskoot, PhD

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LABORATORY OF MEDICINAL BIOPHYSICS

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Position Description:

A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the Medicinal Biophysics Laboratory, led by Dr. Trushar Patel, to study the RNAprotein and protein-protein interactions that play crucial roles in cell signaling. The candidate will perform cell biology, biophysical and mass spectrometry assays. Motivated researchers with a recent Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology or a similar discipline are encouraged to apply. It is expected that the candidate will have proven their research accomplishments by peer-reviewed publications. Mass Spectrometry experience is an asset. Interested candidates should send a CV including the names of at least three referees, a motivation letter and links to publications by email to trushar.patel@uleth.ca

Contact Information:
Dr. Trushar Patel

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FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, ADDICTIONS COUNSELLING PROGRAM

Project Description:

The Faculty of Health Sciences, Addictions Counselling Program at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in treatment research for substance use and behavioural addictive disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will work on an Alberta Gambling Research Institute funded project with a team of health sciences researchers and trainees in a dynamic and interactive environment to analyze, evaluate, disseminate and translate results from a systemic, integrative couple-based treatment implementation research. The position offers a rich opportunity to gain knowledge in using an integrated research-to-practice design to enhance addiction and mental health services in the health system.

Program of Study:
PhD/PDF

Contact Information:

Bonnie Lee, PhD

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