Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Schroeder Arthritis Institute

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University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in our Schroeder Arthritis Institute.

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Division of Orthopedics at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto to conduct cutting-edge biomarker exploration research by integrating clinical data with high throughput techniques (such as miRNA sequencing and epigenomic profiling) in longitudinal human lumbar spinal stenosis biospecimens. The post-doctoral research fellow will work under the direction of the Principal Investigators and will be supported by research staff from clinical, translational and basic research backgrounds. Competency in epigenomic techniques is a must. Strong communication and scientific writing skills for contributing to manuscript publication and grant writing is vital.

• PhD degree received within 5 years or MD within 10 years
• Has published peer reviewed articles in the field of epigenetics
• Prior expertise in epigenetic research is a must, preferably in the field of osteoarthritis
• Strong familiarity with laboratory techniques related to epigenetic techniques (e.g., ChIP-SEQ, DIP-SEQ, ATAC-seq or Hi-C) required
• Excellent understanding of the molecular disease pathology of lumbar spinal stenosis is considered a distinct advantage
• Detail-oriented and well organized
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator)
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

The Schroeder Arthritis Institute at University Health Network is among the leading arthritis research enterprises bringing together our scientists, educators and clinicians to discover, to educate and to transform patient care. We are focused on developing new treatments, diagnostic tests, and models of care, all with the goal of improving the lives of millions of patients living with arthritis. We have assembled a team of innovative arthritis researchers, clinician-scientists and educators who are global leaders in their fields. The Division of Orthopedics’ Osteoarthritis Research Program at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute is home to one of world’s largest tissue biobanks and clinical cohorts for osteoarthritis. We employ high throughput technologies such as gene sequencing, metabolic and inflammatory profiling, and imaging, coupled with artificial intelligence to understand disease mechanisms, for the development of novel biomarkers and the discovery of new therapies.

To learn more about the institute and the Division of Orthopedics, please visit: Schroeder Arthritis Institute

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