Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: McEwen Stem Cell Insitute

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University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in the McEwen Stem Cell Institute.

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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Laflamme laboratory in the McEwen Stem Cell Institute. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated fellow for a project focused on enhancing the electrophysiological function of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in vitro and in vivo. The involved research fellow would interact with a cross-disciplinary, multiple-lab team that includes experts in pluripotent stem cell biology, electrophysiology, large-scale cell manufacturing, synthetic biology, and animal models of myocardial infarction.

• Received a PHD within 5 years or a MD within 10 years
• Strong background in gene-editing technologies (e.g. CRISPR) and cell culture techniques required
• Advanced training in electrophysiological techniques (e.g. patch-clamp recordings, optical mapping) and/or synthetic biology strongly preferred
• Prior experience in pluripotent stem cell biology and/or myocardial biology is an asset but not required
• Effective organizational, time management and prioritization skills
• Strong problem recognition and problem-solving skills
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to effectively work as part of a team as well as independently

More information and apply here.