Postdoctoral Fellow

Central Toronto Roselawn, ONTARIO | 24 days

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Job Posting #873885

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Department: Advanced Diagnostics
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (one year renewed annually)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in our Advanced Diagnostics 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 1,600 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.

The Barua lab has several funded projects (CIHR, ASF) and is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic postdoctoral research fellow. These exciting projects range from human genetic studies searching for genetic factors causing kidney diseases to exploring the most relevant findings in genetic models, including cell and animal. Foundational knowledge or motivation in learning basic principles of programming languages including Python or R is useful. Other techniques that will be learned are traditional molecular genetic techniques and innovative approaches such as single-cell sequencing while gaining experience in large datasets. Successful candidates will join an enthusiastic physician scientist PI and dynamic team dedicated to advancing fundamental knowledge in kidney disease to directly impact and improve patient care.

• PhD received within 5 (or MD received within 10 years) in human genetics or molecular biology
• Experience with animal models and molecular genetic techniques
• Experience with computer programming languages, e.g. Python or R
• Ability to work independently remotely and onsite
• Ability to advise/mentor fellow lab members
• Problem-solving initiative
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills

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, covering letter and contact information for 3 references. You will also be required to complete a series of initial screening questions.

Posting Date: March 24, 2021                    Closing Date: Until filled

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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