University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Position ID:UofT-Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy-PDF [#21968]
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cell Biology
Biology / Synthetic Biology
Bioengineering / Bioengineering
Appl Deadline:2022/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/06/24, finished 2023/02/04, listed until 2022/12/24)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Biologics discovery 
The Pardee Lab is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with biologics discovery experience to help drive an industry-sponsored project focused on peptide-based drug discovery and development. 

 The group offers a collaborative mission-driven environment with a dedication to innovation and interdisciplinary research. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of effectively conducting research with others in a collaborative and stimulating environment. 

  • A PhD degree in a relevant subject (e.g., biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology);
  • Minimum 3 years of technical experience within the field of specialization (including PhD training); 
  • Strong experience with developing and troubleshooting in vitro & cell assays towards hit-to-lead validation of therapeutic biologics (including high-throughput assays) 
  • Experience with biophysical characterization of biologics (e.g. target binding and kinetics) and related techniques
  • A track record of identifying and solving scientific problems using creative approaches; 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers;
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational, project management and record-keeping skills aligned to the lab’s unwavering commitment to quality 
  • Eligible to work in Canada and the US 

 Furthermore, the role involves working directly with other lab members who are also contributing to the project, as well as external managers who oversee the project on behalf of the sponsor. Responsibilities include interim reporting to the sponsor (and occasionally to the sponsor’s scientific advisors who include the world’s foremost leaders in synthetic biology and therapeutics discovery) and working towards milestone-driven deadlines. Therefore, maintenance of meticulous records is crucial. 

 Other activities involve generating publications, contributing to grants and regular progress reports, and mentorship of students.

 You will be relied on as a key technical contributor to the project who is trusted to make decisions based on your unique skill sets and knowledge. This opportunity allows you to directly impact research that has the potential to address significant unmet medical needs. Additionally, you will gain exposure to the biotech commercialization process and further develop your project management and presentation skills. 

 Interested candidates should email their CV / Resume and a cover letter to Prof. Keith Pardee. 

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. 

 Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. 

 This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. 

 The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College St, Toronto, ON M5S 3M2