Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Multi Organ Transplant Program

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University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in our Multi Organ Transplant Program.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

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 1,600 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 seven 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.

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Research Laboratory at the University Health Network, Toronto for projects on nanomedicine in hepatocellular carcinoma and liver disease. The principal investigator is a Hepatologist and Clinician-Scientist at UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Program and at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. The research program employs a bench-to-bedside paradigm that connects clinical outcomes with basic research using tools from systems biology, including bioinformatic analysis of ‘omic datasets from patient samples, followed by in vitro and in vivo validation.


  • Guide and perform wet lab experiments and data analysis
  • Design and guide animal studies for validation purposes
  • Writing grant proposals and peer reviewed papers
  • Analysis and review of previous data obtained in the lab pertinent to the projects

This is a unique opportunity to perform independent projects within a translational program, and significant potential for research productivity. Highly motivated and creative candidates with a recently obtained Ph.D. degree will be considered.


  • PhD received within 5 (or MD received within 10 years) in a related field
  • Extensive wet lab experience
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in molecular biology and basic science techniques
  • Previous experience in animal studies
  • Basic knowledge in bioinformatics tools and analysis
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment
  • 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

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. Please submit a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a research statement. All documents should be provided in PDF. You will also be required to complete a series of initial screening questions.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Posted Date: December 16, 2021                           Closing Date: Until filled

More information and apply here.