Postdoctoral Fellow – Metabolism

  • Company:
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Education & Teaching

Postdoctoral Fellow – Metabolism
Posted: 05/29/2018 12:49:11 PM
Postdoctoral Fellow – Metabolism
The Sunnybrook Research Institute (fully affiliated with the University of Toronto) has an immediate opening for a full-time, experienced
Postdoctoral Fellow in Metabolism
in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Jeschke – Professor, Senior Scientist – Division of Biological Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute and Director, Ross Tilley Burn Centre (RTBC).
Our laboratory focuses on translational research to attenuate trauma-induced stress, hypermetabolism, and inflammation.
Our laboratory has recently shown that the adipose tissue and its ensuing browning plays a major role in hypermetabolism which is associated with substantial adverse clinical outcomes for years. The goals of our research are to develop novel treatments and interventions to attenuate the browning response and to potentially implement novel clinical treatments.
Description
The ideal incumbent is an
enthusiastic, highly motivated , organized individual with interpersonal skills who will enjoy collaborating and conducting research in a stimulating environment. As a member of our lab, the successful candidate will be part of a team conducting independent research to study the effects of burn on the adipose and adipose associated mediators. The results from the studies could potentially lead to the development of novel therapies to improve clinical outcomes of severely burned patients.
Skills and Qualifications:
PhD (or combined MD/PhD) in Cell Biology or Metabolism, with strong background in lipids and adipose tissue research
Experience in some or all of the following techniques: tissue processing, imaging (e.g. confocal microscopy), flow cytometry, biochemical techniques (e.g. western blot, IP’s, etc.), primary cell culture, animal/rodent models, molecular biology techniques (real-time gene expression, etc.)
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and results-driven
Strong ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proven track record of publications in high quality journals required (minimum of 5 publications); some successful minor grant funding desirable
In the Jeschke lab, we pride ourselves on fostering a positive, open, exciting, and productive research environment. Qualified and like-minded candidates are invited to submit a cover letter (brief description of research experience and interest) and CV to: Dr. Marc Jeschke at marc.jeschke@sunnybrook.ca (with “Postdoctoral Fellow – Metabolism” in the subject line).
We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
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