Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Toronto General Hospital Research Institute

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Our laboratory at UHN is looking to hire an enthusiastic, self-directed post-doctoral fellow to work in the area of endothelial microRNA regulation of atherosclerotic plaques. Our laboratory is specifically focused on the role of extracellular vesicle (EV) -derived microRNA regulation of efferocytosis, a process that is impaired in atherosclerotic disease. In addition to cell culture and animal models, we have translational studies looking at extracellular microRNA and efferocytosis in human tissue.

We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate that has completed their PhD within the past 5 years and will be able to join our laboratory by Summer/Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be proficient in molecular and cellular biology, genomics, atherosclerosis animal models, and imaging techniques. They will have multiple first-author publications in peer- reviewed journals and excellent oral communication and technical writing skills. It will be expected they contribute to mentorship of junior colleagues and demonstrate collegiality, professionalism, and interpersonal skills.


  •  Ph.D./ M.D. degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology etc within the past 5 years
  • Extensive experience with standard molecular biological techniques (Western blot, PCR, cloning etc.) is required
  • Experience with deep and single genome viral sequencing a major asset
  • Experience with handling human blood and flow cytometry analysis is beneficial
  • Experience with confocal microscopy is beneficial
  • Experience analyzing RNA-sequencing and gene expression data is beneficial
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving initiative
  • Ability to advise/mentor students

Length of Position: Temporary Full-time (1 year)

Closing Date: Until filled

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