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Postdoctoral fellowship in Protein Design for Gene and Cell Therapies

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for a highly multidisciplinary, Medicine by Design funded initiative, to establish a 'Centre for the Design of Novel Human Tissues' as a synthetic biology–regenerative medicine hub. This postdoc will design proteins for regenerative medicine specific applications. The position will be primarily supervised by Dr Michael Garton (U of T) as part of a larger team initiative that includes stem cell investigators: Dr Michael Laflamme (UHN), Dr Christina Nostro (UHN), Dr Yun Li (Sickkids), Dr Shinchiro Ogawa (UHN) and Dr Stephanie Protze (UHN). This initiative is also receiving strategic advice from Dr Martin Fussenegger at ETH, Dr Ron Weiss at MIT and Dr Bruce Conklin at Gladstone.

Scope of responsibilities:

Requirements: suitable candidates will hold a science degree, preferably in biotechnology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular genetics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science or in an engineering science. Candidates should also hold a PhD in a related field (received within the last five years) and have a strong publication record. Experience in standard cell and molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience in any (or all) of the following will be preferred: protein design/engineering, high-throughput screens, flow cytometry/FACS, deep sequencing analysis. Experience in coding, computational biology and computational protein design (e.g. Rosetta, molecular dynamics, free energy calculations) will be highly advantageous but not necessary.

Starting Date: The position is available immediately. It will initially be for two years with the possibility for extension. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

University of Toronto is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and strongly encourages applications from all backgrounds. As one of the world's foremost centres in biomedical science, Toronto is an incredible place to undertake postdoctoral research. University of Toronto ranks as the #1 University in Canada and consistently ranks in the top 20 globally (Times Higher Education). It is currently ranked 3rd in the world for research output (http://nturanking.csti.tw/ranking/OverallRanking/ ). The city of Toronto was recently ranked 7th and 6th in the world for standard of living and safety (World Rankings).



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