University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Postdoctoral Associate, Hematology & Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 26556

Updated: August 5, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Area:         Genomics and Immunogenomics                  

Duration:  1 year with potential for extension for a total of five years

Start Date:  September 1, 2022

Salary:       $55,000/year plus Benefits – negotiable based on qualifications and experience

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and Department of Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate Position in Genomics and Immunogenomics .

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. 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:

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D degree within the last 3 years 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. 

Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.

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 ([email protected]).  Closing date for applications is October 1, 2022.

Review of the applicants will begin immediately. We thank all applicants’ interests, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted for more information and invited to interview. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. For more information visit research.ucalgary.ca/postdocs.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. 

 

Need help?

Visit Application Help & FAQs for answers to common questions