Postdoctoral Position – Biochemistry – University of Toronto



POSITION TITLE:                 Postdoctoral Position – Limited Term
DEPARTMENT:                    Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine
SUPERVISOR:                      Dr. Walid A. Houry



The Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto invites applications for the position of postdoctoral fellow (Limited Term) to lead biochemistry and structural biology research projects evaluating the structure and function of molecular chaperones and ATP-dependent proteases.



Candidates require a Ph.D. with demonstrated academic and research expertise in the field of molecular biology, protein biochemistry and biophysics, and structural biology. Candidates must have evidence of independently designing, planning, and executing experiments. Experience with X-ray and/or cryoEM approaches is a must. Experience with molecular biology, protein biophysical methods, and protein-protein interaction studies are strong assets. The candidate is expected to be leader in the lab with respect to structural biology and biochemistry-related experiments. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are required, and proven ability to work positively with others in a large, open, and highly collaborative laboratory.



  • Fostering the successful completion of the existing projects that are on-going in the lab by designing, planning, and executing research experiments.
  • Contributing modern molecular and biochemical expertise directly to research programs focused on understanding the mechanism of action of chaperones and proteases.
  • Key techniques that the candidate should have expertise in include (but is not limited to): Experience in X-ray and/or cryoEM protein structure determination is a must; protein-protein interactions, small molecule-protein interaction, and drug screens would be an asset.
  • Reading published papers relevant to the experiments being performed and adapting procedures accordingly.
  • Liaising with collaborators and assisting in the compilation, analysis, and reporting of research findings to researchers within and outside of the program.
  • Assist in preparing manuscripts for submission to peer review publications/journals.
  • Assist with research proposals to be submitted to granting agencies and progress reporting.

At all times, the individual is expected to support the overall research and teaching missions of the lab.



For more information about the projects, the lab website is

Please forward a cover letter and CV to


Dr. Walid A. Houry, PhD
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto
661 University Avenue
MaRS Centre, West Tower, Room 1612
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1


Phone (416) 946-7141 office

FAX (416) 978-8548


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.

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