Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Keith Pardee Lab

Position ID:Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy-Keith Pardee Lab-PDF [#25708]
Position Title: Postdoctoral fellow in Synthetic / Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Toronto, Canada and Boston, USA, Ontario, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Molecular Biology / Synthetic Biology, Protein Biochemistry, DNA Nanotechnology
Appl Deadline:2023/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/14, listed until 2024/03/14)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Keith Pardee lab, University of Toronto and Alex Green lab, Boston University ​ Apply at: pardeelab.apply@gmail.com OR greenlab.apply@gmail.com OR https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25708 ​ The Green and Pardee labs (Boston University, https://www.alexgreenlab.org; University of Toronto, https://www.pardeelab.org) are seeking postdoctoral fellows with expertise in molecular biology, synthetic biology, DNA nanotechnology, and protein biochemistry. The project is focused on the development of cell-free biosensors for multi-modal detection (nucleic acid, protein, and metabolite biomarkers) and the integration of sensors with substrates and devices. We are a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers who are passionate about developing technologies that will improve access to health care.

Assets include: robust and creative molecular engineering background, and strong experience with protein purification, directed evolution methods, bio-conjugation, and assay development. Other areas of interest include working at the interface of molecular biology and fluidics, and competence with basic device fabrication. The role involves generating publications, contributing to grants and progress reports, mentorship of junior lab personnel, some lab management, and the maintenance of meticulous records. Appointment will be made for one year with the option of renewal.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g. biomedical engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry). We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic researcher who is familiar with and has strong skill sets in the field of synthetic biology, including: • Design, assembly, and validation of DNA constructs • Protein expression and purification • Development of biochemical assays • Diagnostics development

A highly qualified candidate will also have strong writing skills, with an excellent publication record, including impactful work from field-relevant journals, and be able to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will be able to work independently, while also working well as part of a collaborative team on group projects.

Expected start date: October 2023 Term: 1-year initial term, with the option to be extended to two or more years, contingent on continued availability of funding. We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer an attractive benefits package, that includes extended health and dental coverage and paid vacation.

Application instructions: Boston University: Individuals interested in this position can submit a CV, including names and contact details of three references, and a cover letter to academic jobs online application portal (link above) or by e-mail to: greenlab.apply@gmail.com. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s career objectives and research interests and detail how the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research skills meet those required for this position. Please include PDF Multi-Modal Diagnostics in the subject line.

University of Toronto: Individuals interested in this position can submit a CV, including names and contact details of three references, and a cover letter to academic jobs online application portal (link above) or by e-mail to: pardeelab.apply@gmail.com. The cover letter should detail how the candidate’s background, qualifications, and research skills meet those required for this position. Please include PDF Molecular Diagnostics in the subject line.

Diversity Statements: Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $60,000-$70,000+ per year, commensurate with experience

​Schedule: • 8-hour shift • Day shift • The position requires some flexibility in hours as some experiments require staying longer on certain days. • Monday to Friday • Work requires the candidate to be on site and not work remotely.


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Further Info:
https://www.pardeelab.org/
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144 College St, Toronto, ON, M5S3M2