Postdoc position: Lipid and Lipoprotein research University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Postdoc position: Lipid and Lipoprotein research 

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Posted: August 6, 2018

Job description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Lagace in the Department of Biochemistry, Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  The Lagace lab studies mechanisms that regulate circulating lipoprotein levels. This CIHR-funded project utilizes structure/function analysis to understand how the circulating protein PCSK9 interacts with lipoprotein particles and with the low-density lipoprotein receptor.  Work will be conducted in both in vitroand cell culture models.

The ideal candidate will have experience with:  Protein purification, protein-protein interaction analysis, molecular biology (site mutagenesis, cloning, structural biology).  Candidates with experience in cell biology (confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, gene expression and knockdown, primary cell culture) and/or mouse in vivostudies (vascular biology, atherogenesis) will also be considered.

A cover letter should include a description of relevant research training to date, a list of publications, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (or equivalent) and indicate the applicant’s long-term research interests and career goals.  Postdoctoral fellows are expected to apply for independent funding while in the lab.

Applicants are encouraged to e-mail the Principal Investigator (PI) directly (tlagace@ottawaheart.ca).  Only qualified candidates will be contacted.