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Postdoc Position –Stem Cell Biology and Precision Medicine



About the Project
The Yang laboratory (yanglaboratory.ca) in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary, Canada, is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to lead translational projects focusing on stem cell biology and drug discovery. The projects will involve utilizing patient induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells and mouse disease models to develop novel precision medicine approaches for patients with rare neurological disorders. Another potential avenue of research involves utilizing mouse models with transcriptomic and translatomic analysis to dissect gene regulatory mechanisms that control neural stem cell development in the mammalian brain.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have:
- PhD or an equivalent degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a related discipline.
- Prior research experience in stem cell biology and iPSCs. Knowledge and experience in mammalian cell culture, mouse genetics, confocal microscopy, and drug development would be highly desirable.
- Must be self‐motivated, with a keen interest in working on multidisciplinary, translational projects.
- A strong research background with first author publications in related fields.
- Proficiency in English.
- Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills.

Application details:
The position is available immediately, but the starting date is negotiable. Please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter and CV to "" with the subject line "Postdoc Position."

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. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Canada's fastest-growing major city, is vibrant and multicultural, with a population of more than 1.2 million. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary offers a great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.

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