- Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- Location: Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael’s Hospital. Toronto, ON, Canada.
- Department: University of Toronto. Department of Medicine.
- Reports to: Principal Investigator.
- Status: Full-time, two-year contract.
- Salary: CAN$50,000 to CAN$60,000 + benefits + vacations + health insurance.
- Date: Starting Fall 2018 or Winter 2019.
A postdoctoral position is available in the Brain & Breathing Science Lab at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science at St. Michael’s Hospital (www.gasplab.com).
Our lab focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying opioid-induced respiratory depression using rodent models and at finding novel therapies to prevent opioid overdoses using zebrafish. The Brain & Breathing Lab is collaborating with the Zebrafish Centre for Advanced Drug Discovery.
We are currently looking for a postdoctoral fellow to establish a phenotype-based high-throughput screening platform using zebrafish to identify target genes and new drug compounds that could prevent respiratory depression with opioid overdose, while preserving the analgesic properties of opioids.
- Implement, test, and enhance our existing platform in zebrafish.
- Test chemical libraries such as FDA-approved and repurposing drug libraries.
- Develop gene screening approaches in zebrafish to identify key-genes involved in the regulation of breathing in zebrafish.
Please send your application to email@example.com.
Thank you for your application, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- A recently obtained PhD in Drug and/or Gene Discovery in Zebrafish and Neuroscience.
- Experience and expertise with zebrafish, genes knockdown and drug screening.
- Relevant first-author publications.
- Excellent skills in scientific writing and verbal presentation in English with a recent publication track record.
- Expertise in Neuroscience is preferred.
- Please do not apply if your PhD is not related to zebrafish, genetics or drug screening.
Submit/attach a complete application as a single PDF file including
1) curriculum vitae,
2) one-page statement describing applicant’s accomplishments,
3) copies of relevant in-press, submitted articles,
4) names and email addresses of 3 referees.