Research Associate, Post-Doc and Technician positions in the Baetz Laboratory – University of Ottawa

The Baetz lab is looking for more members to join our team to work on a variety of projects, including exploiting yeast to understand basic mechanisms of cancer cell biology and bio-product development using yeast a cell factories.  Positions available:

Research Associate or PDF:  We are seeking TWO self-motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate or Postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of stress biology, cellular metabolism and cancer research.  Postdoctoral fellows interested in careers in biotechnology may be interested in leading one of our industrial projects in yeast bioproduct fermentation.  You are a highly innovative scientist with a proven track-record in biochemistry and molecular biology.  Ideally you have a  background in yeast genetics and /or functional genomics or gung-ho to learn. The successful candidate will be required to plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, and effectively communicate results.   The candidate should be able to demonstrate a record of a strong work ethic, successful supervision of trainees, while being in a cooperative and fast-paced work environment.


PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry (or closely related field). Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Saccharomyces cerevisiae research and/or cell cycle or metabolism research.

Qualifications/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Expertise in a variety of basic and specialized laboratory techniques and procedures, including advanced microscopy, qPCR, protein purification, CRISPR and cloning. Preference will be given to candidates with yeast genetics or functional genomics expertise.
  • Experience microbiological techniques
  • Skills and/or experience supervising and training students
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong communications skills required, including demonstrated ability to prepare publications independently.

Technician:  The Baetz lab is looking for a research technician who is eager to join a fast paced team.  Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior research staff, you will be working on a variety of molecular biology and biochemistry tasks to support numerous research projects.  The successful candidate will be required to execute basic biomedical experiments in collaboration with senior researchers and be willing to learn a variety of techniques.  Technician will also be responsible for general laboratory upkeep, including buffer preparation, media making, and ordering and lab maintenance.  This position requires detailed record keeping and time management.


BSc or college degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or closely related field.

Qualifications/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Basics in microbiology techniques, including bacteria/fungi culturing.
  • Basics in Molecular biology techniques including knowledge of genomic extracts, PCR, cloning and plasmid manipulations
  • Basics in protein biochemistry, including wester blotting (SDS-PAGE)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparing stock buffers and media preparation.
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies
  • Detailed oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work within a team.

If any of these jobs interest you, please send your Cover Letter, CV and names of three references to  

The Baetz lab is also continually recruiting new graduate students.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Experimental Structural Biochemistry – University of Calgary

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Experimental Structural Biochemistry, with a start date of July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

The Department has a long history of strength in structural biology, and our extensive instrumentation resources would position the successful candidate to sustain a research program in this area. The successful candidate will build on the existing strengths of our structural biochemistry group with access to a suite of world-class instrumentation. The candidate is expected to utilize or to develop advanced techniques in structural biochemistry and to apply them to understand molecular mechanisms, including (but not limited to) the analysis of macromolecular structures involving proteins, nucleic acids, lipids or carbohydrates, biomolecular recognition phenomena or macromolecular assembly at the molecular or supramolecular level. We invite applicants working on the structural biology of processes in any kingdom of life. The Department houses several facilities that have state-of-the-art analytical tools for advanced mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and other biophysical investigations, and provides the potential to collaborate with the established Centre for Molecular Simulation that has significant in-house resources available for high-performance computing and biomolecular visualization. The existing strengths in life-science research in the Department include membrane biochemistry, structural biochemistry of metabolic processes in bacteria, plants and animals, applications of biochemical techniques to understanding fundamental mechanisms of health and diseases (metabolic diseases, cancer, cardiovascular, neurology and immunology) as well as drug discovery. Programs could include emerging trends in structural biology such as integrative structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, structural mass spectrometry, as well as established NMR and X-ray approaches.

The applicant is expected to establish a vibrant and internationally recognized research program in the broadly defined area of structural biology of living phenomena, as well as assist in the education of our large number of undergraduate and graduate students in biochemistry. The successful candidate will assist in meeting the institutional goals outlined in the recently developed “Growth Through Focus” strategy and in the strategic research plan of the Faculty of Science. “Growth Through Focus” is built around three big ideas that will differentiate our entrepreneurial university and drive growth: transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused delivery of programs that will see us expand the flexibility and customizability of the UCalgary experience. To learn more about this vision please see: Cohesion with the existing and emerging cross-disciplinary themes in life-science will be essential.

Candidates must possess a PhD or M.D. (or equivalent science degree) in a relevant discipline such as biochemistry, chemistry, molecular or cellular biophysics, cellular biology or molecular biology, and relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants must have a strong publication record demonstrating excellence in structural biology and its application to macromolecular structure. Prior success in obtaining peer-reviewed funding is an asset.

Candidates should also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and the use of contemporary approaches to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service, as appropriate.

Application deadline is January 20, 2021

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via UCalgary Careers ( A complete application should be submitted in a single pdf, and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information of three references

Applications can be addressed to: Dr. David Hansen, Head, Department of Biological Sciences

For more information and to apply for position (Job ID 21908), please CLICK HERE

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.


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. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


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Assistant Professor – Biochemistry – University of Toronto

Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Biochemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Biochemistry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Eukaryotic Cell Biology.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of April 1, 2021.

We seek a scientist applying advanced microscopy techniques to the study of phase separations in human neuronal cells, with applications to neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate must have experience working with neuronal stem cell lines and a documented record of outstanding, independent, as well as collaborative research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology, postdoctoral research experience, a strong background in cell biology and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Evidence of excellence in research is required and can be demonstrated through the submitted research statement, publications in top journals, presentations at significant conferences, competitive scholarships and awards, and  a strong track record securing research funding. They must also have strong endorsements from referees of international standing.  The candidate will be expected to mount an original, innovative and independently-funded research program that is internationally competitive.

Candidates must also demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Evidence of excellent teaching will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted, a personal a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference that specifically address teaching skill.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biochemistry is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in North America, with 67 full-time faculty members and more than 250 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The University of Toronto has one of the most concentrated Biomedical Research communities in the world, including 10 fully-affiliated academic hospitals and research institutes. This community attracts greater than $800M in annual research funding. The University also has one of the most productive clusters of stem cell and regenerative medicine research in North America, and this area of research is a priority for the Ontario and Canadian governments.  Further information is available at:  and

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current detailed curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Justin Nodwell at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 25, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement
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.

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

CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2021