Postdoctoral Fellow

Central Toronto Roselawn, ONTARIO | 6 days

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Job Posting #869872

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Site: McEwen Stem Cell Institute
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year contract with the possibility of extension)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in the McEwen Stem Cell 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 1,200 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 Fellowship position is available immediately at the McEwen Stem Cell Institute of the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated fellow for a project investigating the transplantation of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as a novel therapy for ischemic heart disease. The involved fellow would interact with a cross-disciplinary, multiple-lab team that includes experts in pluripotent stem cell biology, large-scale cell manufacturing, porcine models of myocardial infarction, cardiac imaging and electrophysiology.

• PhD received within 5 years or MD within 10 years
• Strong background in animal models of cardiac physiology or disease required
• Advanced training in molecular biology (including CRISPR) and/or electrophysiological techniques strongly preferred
• Prior experience in pluripotent stem cell biology and/or cardiovascular surgical techniques is preferred but not required
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Problem-solving initiative

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume. Also include the names and contact information of three references and a brief description of your research experience and career goals. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posting Date: January 12, 2021                 Closing Date: February 11, 2021

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.

UHN 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 for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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