Postdoctoral Fellow in Protein Evolution/Deep Mutational Scanning — University of Toronto

The Departments of Cell & Systems Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the St. George campus of the University of Toronto invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Chang lab. Area of Research: Protein Evolution/Deep Mutational Scanning

Description of duties: The University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Professor Belinda Chang’s lab, funded by an exciting new collaborative Human Frontier Research Program grant. The Chang lab is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the origins and evolution of protein multifunctionality in opsins and other visual pigments. This will be accomplished using high-throughput approaches that take advantage of cell-based assays of rhodopsin activation.

Salary: $55,000 ‚Äď 65,000 (based on skills and experience)
Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement be higher than rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Project: Multifunctional proteins are subject to unusual constraints in their evolution, especially if different functions overlap in the polypeptide sequence. While proteins can often have multiple functions, little is understood of the process by which this may evolve. This project seeks to better understand how vastly different functions affect the evolution of proteins known as opsins. These are photopigments used in primary visual transduction, which recently have been found in Drosophila to also act as taste receptors, organize mechanosensory cells, as well as scramblases regulating the distribution of membrane lipids. We will be investigating the origin and evolution of this fascinating system using cell-based high-throughput approaches of rhodopsin light activation that have been developed in our lab. To investigate across other modalities, this project is an interdisciplinary collaboration with labs with expertise in fly genetics and electrophysiology (Goepfert, U Gottingen), biochemistry (Menon, Cornell U), and evolutionary genetics (Feuda, U Leister).

Required qualifications: The candidate must have (or is about to receive) a PhD in molecular biology/biochemistry/systems biology, or a related field. Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, including molecular cloning, recombinant strain construction, and cell-based (yeast/mammalian) reporter assays, is strongly desired. Additional experience with synthetic biology/ experimental evolution, FACS, or protein biochemistry techniques is advantageous, but not required. The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to undertake the practical and theoretical aspects of the project, be able to work both independently and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, and have a high proficiency in both written and oral communication.

Application instructions
All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter highlighting why you are well suited for this position and your career goals, a CV, up to 3 relevant publications, and contact information for 3 references. Please send this to
Supervisor: Professor Belinda Chang
Expected start date: As soon as possible, but some flexibility for the right candidate. Term: 2 years, extendable for 1 year subject to performance/research progress FTE: 100% Full time

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Posting end date: 2024-12-31

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba



Position Number #34651

Link to the posting at the UM website:

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba is seeking applications for a full‚Äźtime tenured or tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing as early as May 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent, a minimal postdoctoral experience of 2-3 years, have demonstrated excellent research productivity, and employ innovative translational and multidisciplinary approaches in the molecular neurosciences and/or brain tumor biology. The successful candidate must also have experience in teaching human anatomy or embryology courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

This position will intersect with and support the department’s research strengths in brain tumors (primary and metastatic), neurosciences and cell stress mechanisms.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and nationally recognized research program that integrates with and expands upon the departments’ research strengths. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating an innovative research program that complements the research expertise of current department members. Individuals with a research interest in the interactions between tumor cells and brain cells are especially encouraged to apply. Additionally, the candidate is expected to take a collaborative team-based approach to building a successful research program that will attract and retain talented local, national, and international trainees. The successful candidate is expected to apply to the Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI-JELF) to complement existing infrastructure and equipment.

The department houses the electron microscopy core platform and the histology service facility of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences as well as the departmental microscopy imaging suite. The candidate will have access to 3D imaging, super-resolution and confocal imaging, transmission electron microscopy, histomorphology facilities, a recently expanded zebrafish facility, and an established mammalian animal facility with animal imaging capabilities (PET-MRI, micro-CT, IVIS bioluminescence and ultrasound). They also have access to research services and other core platforms at the RFHS, such as proteomics & systems biology, flow cytometry, live-cell imaging, central animal core and transgenic facilities, and statistical genomics and bioinformatics.

The Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science has a strong track record of teaching microscopic and macroscopic human anatomy, neuroanatomy, and embryology to different educational programs in the Health Professions at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level. This position will fill a need to support current and planned program expansions in the College of Medicine, including increased enrolments in Medicine and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program.

The candidate is expected to support the department’s teaching activities in human anatomy and/or embryology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. It is expected that the candidate will participate in service activities for the department, the university and the community.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Note that application materials will be shared with participating members of the search process.  Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2024 or until the position has been filled.

Applications will include all of the following documents (as a single PDF file):

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae (including details of history of mentorship of trainees)
  • Statement of human anatomy and embryology teaching experience and competency
  • Minimum of two reference letters detailing the applicant‚Äôs past anatomy/embryology teaching performance
  • Statement of research interests and evidence of research productivity
  • Names and contact information of three academic referees


Please send via email specifying position #34651 to:

Dr. Sabine Hombach-Klonisch, Chair of the Search Committee

Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science

Room 130 Basic Medical Sciences 745 Bannatyne Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9 CANADA

c/o Ms. Jacki Armstrong:

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community ‚Äď UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM‚Äôs impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba‚Äôs ( people and places ‚Äď its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies ‚Äď inspire.

Indigenous Science Scholar –¬†Faculty of Science –¬†University of Victoria

About UVic

For over 60 years, UVic has proven its unwavering commitment to providing an excellent student experience in a supportive teaching and learning environment, to partnering with communities, and to pursuing research and creative activities that make an impact, both locally and globally. We are prepared to face a changing world with renewed commitment, enthusiasm, compassion and humility.

Inspired by and honouring place, we are a community-minded, globally engaged university where we transform ideas into meaningful impact.

Territory Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WS√ĀNEńÜ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We invite applicants to watch the ‚ÄúWelcome to the Territory‚ÄĚ video and to visit the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WŐĪS√ĀNEńÜ Nations‚Äô websites to learn more about these vibrant communities. To learn more about the Indigenous community on campus, please see the Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) office‚Äôs website.

Indigenization and Decolonization at UVic

The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community both inside and outside the classroom. UVic released our second Indigenous Plan in 2023 and the Faculty of Science has drafted its Indigenization Implementation Strategy (2022-2026) as we prepare ourselves for the work ahead. Decolonization and Indigenization are integral aspects of the 2023 UVic Strategic Plan and the 2022 Faculty of Science Strategic Plan.

To advance our work on Indigenization and decolonization, the Faculty of Science is excited to invite Indigenous applicants for three faculty positions in any field of Science. The three available positions are at the tenure-track assistant professor level and are cross-posted across our six departments: Biochemistry & Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy.

UVic has a vibrant Indigenous community with over 1,400 Indigenous students as of 2023 and over 65 Indigenous faculty. In 2022, Qwul’sih’yah’maht, Dr. Robina Thomas was appointed as the first Vice President Indigenous and she is leading the work of decolonization at UVic. In the same year, Marion Buller, renowned legal scholar and the first First Nations woman to be appointed as a judge in British Columbia, has been appointed chancellor of the University of Victoria. Not surprisingly UVic has been ranked #1 in Canada for promoting Indigenous visibility (Maclean’s 2022).


The Faculty of Science at UVic

The six departments in the Faculty of Science at UVic host over 140 research-active faculty members, 400 graduate students and several dozen professional researchers and support staff. All of us are deeply committed to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to people who are Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and/or have marginalized sexualities and gender identities.

We educate 3000 undergraduate students in 30 different degree programs, and confer degrees from the bachelor to doctoral level. The Faculty of Science also supports six research centres – from forest biology to particle physics ‚Äď and is host to 12 Canada Research Chairs. The University of Victoria is ranked #3 in the world for climate action (2023 THE Impact Rankings), and UVic is ranked 5th in Canada and #220 globally for research impact across all sciences (2023 Times Higher Education). All high rankings are in no small part due to the research and education conducted by researchers and instructors in our six departments.

The UVic Faculty of Science is the destination of choice for curious minds.



The Faculty of Science invites applications from Indigenous scholars for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence as soon as possible.


Qualified candidates will have:

  • A PhD degree in either life sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, or related discipline; or expect to obtain that degree soon (‚Äúall but dissertation‚ÄĚ).
  • Potential to develop an impactful, independent research program as demonstrated for example through high-quality research shared through outlets such as academic publications, interdisciplinary projects, and community-based projects.
  • A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education (such as supervision/mentorship) including
    • potential to develop and teach courses.
    • potential to implement new teaching initiatives.
    • potential to supervise diverse personnel effectively and create an equitable and inclusive working environment.
  • Record of, or potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A record, potential, or desire to support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in teaching and learning, including a potential to supervise diverse research personnel effectively and create an equitable and inclusive working environment.
  • A positive attitude about collaborating and participating in activities across the department, faculties and universities.
  • Demonstrated respect for different opinions and consideration for different point of views.


The following are considered assets:

  • The candidate has interest, potential or experience in either (a) working with Indigenous ways of knowing, or (b) in infusing Indigenous science approaches and perspectives into science.
  • Postdoctoral experience is
  • Potential for, and interest in mentorship, representation, and guidance of Indigenous students.
  • Potential for, and interest in land and water-based teaching, community-engaged scholarship, Indigenous scholarship, and engaging with UVic‚Äôs First Peoples House.
  • Record of, potential for, and interest in improving the participation of underrepresented groups in science.
  • Potential for, and interest in implementing new teaching initiatives including land, water, and community-engaged teaching.


In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Our search committee will review the pool of applications from those who self-identify with this designated group. Candidates from this group must self-identify in their cover letter to be considered for this position.

The candidate’s qualifications, experience, overall market demand, discipline, and the unit appointed to will determine a candidate‚Äôs final salary offer. The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of $102,380 – $143,204. UVic is committed to offering an equitable and competitive salary, inclusive of a generous benefits package, eligible leaves, and pension plan.



To be considered please send:

  • a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements and includes Indigenous self-identification,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a brief statement of interest in engaging with Indigenous knowledge and research
  • a statement on equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization.
  • appropriate evidence of research (for example, up to five publications or equivalent work ‚Äď either completed or in progress),
  • a brief teaching dossier containing e.g. teaching philosophy, syllabi of courses taught, and/or teaching interests,
  • contact information for four references.

Application packages should be addressed to Dr. Peter Loock, Dean, Faculty of Science ( and will be reviewed starting from March 4th, 2024. Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity, and in particular we are seeking for this Limited Hire search candidates who are Indigenous.

Read our full equity statement here:

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; if you are neither a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, please indicate if you are authorized to work in Canada and be prepared to provide a copy of your permit authorizing same.


Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists (PROLAB) program accepting applications until Feb 29, 2024

Now accepting applications for the Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists (PROLAB) program.

The PROLAB program gives graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to spend up to six months in U.S. or Canadian laboratories. The application deadline is Feb. 29. + + +

Postdoctoral fellow in the areas of cell biology, protein aggregation, and proteomics ‚Äď University of Alberta

Supervisor: Sue-Ann Mok, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta

Lab Website:

Position description: Seeking a post-doctoral fellow to lead ongoing studies in cell-type specificity of chaperone networks and stress-induced protein mistranslation. Experiments will involve use of induced pluripotent stem cells, engineering of new cell lines and developing new proteomics methodologies. The post-doctoral fellow will work closely with a team of collaborating proteomics experts and will have access to a state of the art mass spectrometry facility. The position is available immediately for a 1 year term (renewable).

Position requirements: The successful applicant will have a PhD in molecular biology or a related field (biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics). They should have a documented proficiency as evidenced by publications in proteomics using mass spectrometry techniques and associated bioinformatic analysis. Other preferred skills include experience with mammalian cell culture, protein engineering.

How to Apply: Please email your CV and a copy/link of relevant publications to

Posting end date

Professeure régulière ou professeur régulier РDépartement de biologie médicale (Biologie Cellulaire) РUniversité du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Professeure régulière ou professeur régulier РDépartement de biologie médicale (Biologie Cellulaire) РCampus de Trois-Rivières (E9270)

Logo Université du Québec à Trois-RivièresDESCRIPTION DU POSTE

Discipline : Biologie Cellulaire

Fonctions :¬†¬†l’enseignement, la recherche,¬†le service √† la collectivit√© et la direction p√©dagogique

Exigence :

  • √ätre titulaire d’un doctorat (Ph. D.) ou dipl√īme √©quivalent en sciences biom√©dicales ou disciplines connexes et poss√©der au moins deux ann√©es d’exp√©rience postdoctorale en biologie cellulaire et mol√©culaire.

Expérience :

La personne candidate devra:

  • Poss√©der une excellente aptitude √† offrir un enseignement universitaire de grande qualit√© aux trois cycles.
  • D√©montrer une grande capacit√© d’encadrement en recherche de stagiaires et d’√©tudiants √† tous les cycles d’√©tudes.
  • D√©tenir un dossier de recherche hautement comp√©titif √† l’√©chelle internationale.
  • Montrer de fortes aptitudes √† d√©velopper un programme de recherche fort et d’en assurer son financement.
  • Ma√ģtriser des techniques modernes en biologie cellulaire et mol√©culaire, compl√©mentaires avec les ressources du Groupe de recherche en signalisation cellulaire (GRSC) de l’UQTR, qui comprend les cr√©neaux de recherche diversifi√©s et compl√©mentaires relatifs au m√©tabolisme, √† l’immunologie, aux cellules souches, √† la reproduction, √† l’oncologie et √† la plasticit√© du syst√®me nerveux.
  • √Čtablir des collaborations dynamiques √† l’international, ainsi qu’au niveau national et r√©gional, avec les professeur(e)s du d√©partement et les autres coll√®gues oeuvrant dans les domaines connexes √† l’UQTR.
  • Contribuer aux activit√©s de l’institution et d√©montrer une forte capacit√© √† faire rayonner l’UQTR √† l’international.


Documents à joindre:

  • Une lettre d’int√©r√™t expliquant ses objectifs d’enseignement et de recherche;
  • La personne candidate peut d√©poser, si elle le souhaite, une lettre suppl√©mentaire pour d√©crire des situations exceptionnelles √† consid√©rer dans l’analyse de leur candidature;
  • Un minimum de trois articles (soumis ou publi√©s).

Notes :

  • Une connaissance suffisante de la langue fran√ßaise ou √™tre d√©termin√© √† l‚Äôapprendre une fois en poste. L‚ÄôUQTR offre un soutien √† l‚Äôapprentissage de la langue fran√ßaise;
  • Toutes les personnes qualifi√©es sont invit√©es √† postuler. Veuillez noter que, conform√©ment aux exigences de l‚Äôimmigration canadienne, la priorit√© sera toutefois accord√©e aux personnes d√©tenant la citoyennet√© canadienne ainsi que le statut de r√©sident permanent;
  • Le poste et l’embauche sont sous r√©serve de l’approbation des instances.

Date d’entr√©e en fonction : 1er juin 2024 ou date √† convenir avec l’Universit√©

Traitement : selon la convention collective des professeurs et professeures

Lien pour postuler :

Toute candidature sera traitée confidentiellement.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre candidature avant 17 h, le 12 janvier 2024. Seules les candidatures soumises sur le site des offres d’emploi de l’UQTR seront consid√©r√©es.‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

L‚ÄôUniversit√© du Qu√©bec √† Trois-Rivi√®res est engag√©e dans une d√©marche menant vers une universit√© pleinement √©quitable, diversifi√©e et inclusive (√ČDI). En ce sens, elle porte un regard sur ses pratiques et souhaite √™tre un acteur engag√© dans son milieu et au sein de la soci√©t√©. Elle valorise la diversit√© au sein de son personnel et reconna√ģt le caract√®re pluriel des identit√©s. Elle encourage particuli√®rement les femmes, les personnes autochtones, les membres de minorit√©s visibles ou ethniques, les personnes ayant des limitations ainsi que les personnes issues des communaut√©s LGBTQ+ √† soumettre leur candidature. Conform√©ment √† la Loi, l’Universit√© souscrit au programme d’acc√®s √† l’√©galit√© en emploi. Sur demande, le processus de recrutement peut √™tre adapt√© selon les besoins des personnes vivant avec des limitations. Le respect de la confidentialit√© des informations est pris au s√©rieux.


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The CSMB applauds recommendations by the Science and Research committee to increase support for graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships

The Science and Research Committee report on the study of ‚Äú GOVERNMENT OF CANADA‚ÄôS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS‚ÄĚ was tabled today in the House of Commons.

The entire report is available here. Recommendations made by committee members are favourable and aligned with the recommendations CSMB put forward in our submission response. For reference, see the first recommendation below : + + +

CSMB and Temple Scott holds a Government Relations Advocacy Training on December 7, 2023

CSMB TSA Webinar - attendee viewThe CSMB and Temple Scott Associates held an Effective Advocacy Webinar

In this session, the CMSB and TSA discussed the foundations of government relations and tips for effective lobbying.

Subjects covered :

  • What is CSMB advocating for at the federal level?
  • How can CSMB members enhance CSMB‚Äôs federal advocacy?
  • Tips for effective meetings with parliamentarians.
  • Election preparedness : what types of questions should I be asking candidates in the event of an election?

View the recording here:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Stem Cell Biology, With a Focus on Rare Diseases Affecting Children – University of Alberta

MED Cell Biology

Competition No. – A100652250

Closing Date – Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta has an opening for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in stem cell biology focused on rare diseases affecting children.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people‚ÄĒfrom our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working in the Department of Cell Biology

The Department of Cell Biology is committed to research excellence in modern cell biology. Our faculty members also teach at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels to develop a new generation of exceptional investigators. The Department of Cell Biology is home to a diverse group of faculty members that are nationally and internationally recognized in multiple areas of experimental cell biology. The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) comprises 21 departments, supported by 7 research institutes and 6 core facilities providing state-of-the-art research infrastructure and expertise, including world-class Flow Cytometry and Cell Imaging Cores. The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) supports research excellence dedicated to improving the health and lives of women and children. WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada to focus on both women’s and children’s health, including perinatal health. WCHRI was founded in 2006 as a partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, with core funding from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. Thanks to our funders’ generosity, WCHRI is able to support a broad range of research programs focused on improving health for women and children. Support is offered through grant competitions, start-up costs, ongoing research funding and expert research services. WCHRI also invests in the next generation of researchers through graduate and summer studentships, and research and travel grants.

The Position

The Department of Cell Biology and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) at the University of Alberta are inviting applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position from individuals with evidence or promise of an innovative and independent research program in stem cell biology, especially as it relates to rare diseases affecting children. Applicants will have a Ph.D. and relevant post-doctoral experience studying topics that may include but are not limited to: the roles of stem cells in rare diseases using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs); organoids or other stem cell models; tissue-resident stem cells; transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of stem cell-mediated regeneration, pluripotency and reprogramming. We are especially interested in candidates applying a combination of cutting-edge approaches to stem cell models to gain insights into the fundamental cell biological mechanisms underlying diseases affecting children.

While the main focus of this position is research, this individual will be an active member in the research and undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in Cell Biology and an academic member of WCHRI. They will be part of an emerging research hub of multiple research laboratories in the area of Child Health and Regenerative Medicine (CHaRM) within WCHRI. Researchers in the CHaRM hub will be supported by a stem-cell culture facility including technical staff, to support WCHRI researchers in iPSC, adult and embryonic stem cell culture or differentiation and to serve as a resource for sharing cell lines and technology.

We are seeking applications from individuals with:

  • ¬†A Ph.D. in Cell Biology or a related field with publications demonstrating expertise in stem cell biology.
  • Relevant postdoctoral experience in working with stem cells as they relate to studying or treating human diseases, especially those affecting children.
  • A plan to develop an independent academic research program related to rare diseases affecting children, or stem-cell based treatments for rare diseases affecting children.

The position will remain open until filled but review of the applications will begin February 23, 2024.

As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application “I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident” or “I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident”.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

To apply, please visit:

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Join us for the next CSMB seminar Tuesday, December 5th at 9am PT/12pm ET

Our next seminar series is coming up next¬†Tuesday, December 5th at 9am PT/12pm ET. Our PI speaker will be¬†Dr. Martin Schmeing¬†from McGill whose talk is titled “Chemical and structural biology of nonribosomal peptide synthetase megaenzymes” and our trainee speaker will be¬†Dr. Benjamin Martin, a postdoc at Harvard Medical School, whose talk is titled “Global identification of SWI/SNF targets reveals compensation by EP400”.
Please circulate in your networks. Hope to see you all there!

Assistant Professor – Biomolecular Sciences, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor – Biomolecular Sciences

Date Posted: 11/21/2023
Closing Date: 01/15/2024, 11:59PM ET
Job Category: Faculty РTenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

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The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

We seek applications from exceptional candidates whose research interests complement and enhance the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department and our exceptional local ecosystem in biomedical research. We are seeking candidates with programs of research focused on drug discovery and target validation.

The successful applicant will also become a part of the Structural Genomics Consortium-Toronto. This non-profit research network currently involves partners at five different universities in North America and Europe, and adheres to open science principles. Its aims are to discover new druggable targets and pathways in areas of relevance to human health, and to launch new drug discovery projects that prioritize equitable access, as a guiding principle.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in pharmaceutical or medical sciences, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, structural biology or a related area, by the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent (e.g related professional experience in industry, government, health care etc.), in an area related to drug discovery is preferred. We are seeking candidates with experience in the application of structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics in drug discovery and have interest and/or background in rare disease research and/or with research experience in discovering new druggable targets in pathways of relevance to human health.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching. This candidate will be expected to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students in our PharmD professional programs  and to graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence that can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to include a statement discussing past, current and/or planned contributions to equity and diversity.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


About the Unit

The Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Division at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy offers a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary environment for pharmaceutical sciences research. Current research strengths in the BMS Division include the development of therapeutics and diagnostics, elucidation of molecular mechanisms of disease, pharmaceutical oncology, drug disposition and molecular toxicology, drug delivery and the use of nanotechnology for the development of therapeutics and diagnostics. Researchers in the BMS Division come from a variety of disciplines including Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, and Physics. The Faculty is committed to a strong link between research and education.


About the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Structural Genomics Consortium

With nearly 1,000 undergraduate and over 140 graduate students, the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a recognized global leader in the fields of pharmacy education and research. Together, we are moving science and health through a focus on excellence and innovation. Consistently ranked as the top faculty of pharmacy in Canada and one of the top five in the world, we offer a vibrant community of world-leading professionals and researchers and endless opportunities for growth.

We are located in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District, a nexus of scientific innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. The University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes together constitute one of the top centers for biomedical research in the world with outstanding opportunities for collaborations leading to multi-disciplinary innovations.

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is home to the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology, PRiME next generation precision medicine, The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector and the Centre for Practice Excellence.

For more information on the LDFP and Programs offered including the PharmD, PharmD for Pharmacists, and Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences programs and others please visit our website:

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is an international structural and chemical biology organization, led from Toronto, that collaborates with industry to focus on elucidating the functions and disease relevance of all proteins encoded by the human genome, with an emphasis on those that are disease related, but relatively understudied.  The SGC places all its research output into the public domain without restriction, and never files for patents.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • statement of research interests (3 page limit)
  • teaching dossier/portfolio including a compelling statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of interest (3 page limit), awards and accomplishments; a summary of previous teaching experience including graduate trainees, and sample course syllabi, materials and evaluations
  • an equity and diversity statement (outlined above; 1 page limit)
  • up to three representative publications or working papers

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Tara Snyder at

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by January 15, 2024.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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