Postdoctoral Position in the Brain Power Lab

Division of Neurology

Competition No.  -    A100642699
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in disease pathogenesis with skills in molecular biology, virology, immunology and/or neuroscience. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and translational research program in pathogenesis, biomarker discovery and experimental therapeutics. The laboratory studies neurovirology and neuroimmunology with a focus on pathogenesis, particularly innate immune mechanisms of multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as HIV and other virus-associated neurological disorders, using established in vitro and in vivo models for these diseases. The laboratory’s emphasis is on discovering the molecular mechanisms of these diseases using state-of-the-art technologies.


The candidates must hold a MD, DVM or PhD degree completed within the past five years, have first-author publications, and have a strong background in molecular biology, immunology and/or virology. Prior expertise in proteomics, genomics or neuroscience research will be an advantage. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. The salary is commensurate with experience and training.


The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff and is ranked as a top 5 research-intensive university in Canada and top 100 in the world. Close connections of the Department of Medicine with the University of Alberta’s teaching hospitals facilitate integration of basic science, clinical research and translational applications. Edmonton is a vibrant western Canadian city of ~1 million people including an excellent public school system and a full range of arts, sports, music, restaurants, as well as the nearby Rocky Mountains with Jasper and Banff National Parks.

To Apply:

Forward your CV and contact information for three references to:

Contact Name: Dr. Christopher Power

Address: HMRC 611 University of Alberta
Email address:      

T: 780 492-1938 (Ư if outside Canada)

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply


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.