Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Department of Hematology and Oncology University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine Canada

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology, Department of Hematology and Oncology


Job ID: 17850

Updated: March 18, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus


Position Description

The Department of Hematology and Oncology is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology.

Duration:   Two years with potential for extension pending availability of funding 
Start Date:   As soon as possible
Salary:   $45,000 CAD/yr. plus benefits


Job Description:

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a full-time position for Postdoctoral Fellow with specialization in molecular biology to support the translational research program in the Department of Hematology and Oncology.  The successful candidate will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Paola Neri.   Dr. Neri’s research activities investigate the genome of myeloma cells in order to understand the biology of the disease, mechanisms of drug resistance and identify druggable therapeutic targets. A variety of molecular, biochemical and cellular approaches are employed using cell culture as well as in vivo mouse models, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and genome editing. 


The responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Plan and implement experiments for studying molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis or drug screening

  • Hands-on experimentation and generation of high quality data 

  • Develop innovative methods and/or novel applications of existing methods

  • Assist with the preparation of reports, research proposals, manuscripts and grant applications

  • Establish and maintain accurate electronic and paper records regarding laboratory research


Qualifications/Expertise Required:

The ideal candidate will be a recent Ph.D. graduate (less than 5 years) in cell and molecular biology. In addition, the individual should have:

  • A minimum 3 years experience with molecular and cell biology techniques including mammalian tissue culture, making protein extracts, western blotting, immunohistochemical staining, transfection, confocal, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and cell viability assays

  • A working knowledge of gene sequencing, cell signalling and gene expression

  • Prior expertise in proteomics, genomics, human molecular genetics or cancer biology would be an asset

  • Prior experience with Single cell Sequencing library preparation and sequencing is highly desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills and an ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently are a must

  • An excellent record of peer-reviewed publications


Application details:

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the following contact, with the subject line “Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Biology”.   Please include a cover letter, your academic CV and the names and contact information of a least three external references;

Dr. Paola Neri
Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Department of Hematology and Oncology
University of Calgary
Mailing Address: Room 350, HMRB 
3330 Hospital Drive, NW
Calgary, AB, Canada  T2N 4N1 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


The application deadline is May 31 2019


Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.


About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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