Post Doctoral Fellow

MED Medical Microbio & Immunol

Competition No.  -    A100149609
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position has a term length of 2 years with a possibility of extension and offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.

Location - North Campus Edmonton.

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, Métis, 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—from 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.

Department/Faculty Summary

We are a research-intensive department focusing on advanced studies in Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, and the interface between these fields.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (Dr. Gotte), the PDF works in a laboratory that studies viral proteins using biochemical and genetic techniques to understand their mechanisms and facilitate knowledge-based drug design. The successful applicant would be expected to perform experiments in addition to some administrative duties. While the Principal Investigator would be the direct supervisor, the PDF will eventually become largely independent with regards to their day-today activities.


  • Performs molecular biology and biochemical techniques.
  • PCR (quantitative, non-quantitative, and RT).
  • SDS-PAGE and western blotting.
  • Expression and purification of recombinant proteins.
  • Development and use of enzyme assays.
  • Testing of antiviral drug candidates in cell culture.
  • Works with baculovirus, bacterial and mammalian expression systems.
  • Presents research findings at lab meetings.
  • Contributes to the filling of lab databases.
  • Other duties as determined by the principle investigator, including writing of grant applications and scientific papers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, genetics, virology or a related discipline is required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills. It is important that the incumbent be a team player.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred: Experience in drug discovery and development activities at chemical, biochemical or virological levels.
  • Considered an asset: Experience in computational tools and/or structural biology.

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, Métis 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.