Research Fellow : Toronto, Canada

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Research Fellow : Toronto, Canada

Research Fellow : Toronto, Canada

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is one of the leading paediatric health care centres in the world with an international reputation for excellence in health care, research, and teaching. This reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. Affectionately known as SickKids, the Hospital is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice and research. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric health care and research.

In order to validate the genetic and epigenetic events being identified in large genomic projects to sequence the genomes of childhood brain cancers, many carried out in our laboratory, we are focusing on relating somatic genetic events discovered in our large scale sequencing efforts back to normal brain development (particularly the development of the cerebellum), and attempting to discover how these somatic genetic events in brain cancers subvert the normal process of brain development resulting in brain cancer.

Job Title

Employment Type: Research Fellow
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week; 2 year contract
Department: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Available: Immediately
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Deadline: Until Filled

Description of Position:
Job duties will include, but not be limited to:
• Functional studies of pediatric brain tumors, both in vitro and in vivo, using and generating mouse models, manipulation of mouse ES cells, study of human brain cancer xenografts, and use of human iPS cells.
• Studies of gene function during normal mammalian brain development, and how abnormalities in normal brain development lead to the development of brain cancers.

Qualifications:
Education:
• PhD or MD with previous Postdoctoral training in cell biology, molecular biology or closely related field. The most advanced Degree must have been conferred within the last 3 years.

Experience/Skills:
• Prior experience with brain development, and/or cancer cell biology would be an asset.
• Prior first author publications are highly desirable.
• Must be self-motivated, well-organized, highly independent, and willing to train new students.
• Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills are mandatory.
• A detailed CV and the names and contact information for at least three references should accompany the application.
• Candidates with external funding or scholarships to help support their salary will be highly recruited.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should please submit their CV via e-mail to Dr. Michael D. Taylor at mdtaylor@sickkids.ca. …

Job details
 

Employer
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute
Website
http://www.sickkids.ca/
Location
  • 686 Bay St, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted
10 days ago
Expires
July 12, 2015
Job type
Postdoctoral
Salary
Unspecified
Qualifications
Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD
Employment type
Contract
Job hours
Full-time