Post Doctoral Fellow

Central Toronto Roselawn, ONTARIO | 11 days

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Job Posting Number #871956

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute
Department: Research
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Research department.

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 1,200 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 .

A Postdoctoral position is available in Toronto, Canada, in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine O’Brien at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. Our research program focuses on identifying new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Specifically our lab is focused on targeting the unique vulnerabilities of cancer cells when they are in the drug tolerant persister state. Genetics, proteomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics, Genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screening, biochemistry and molecular analyses of human cancer cells, mouse models and primary samples (including organoid cultures) are used for our studies.


  • PhD or MD/PhD degree obtained within the last 5 years
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology
  • Highly self-motivated and creative individual with high quality first author publications
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team is a prerequisite.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, names of three referees and a statement of research interest.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

Posting Date: February 18, 2021        Ending Date: Until filled

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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