Postdoctoral Fellow


Competition No.  -    A102045186
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurobiology of lipid droplets - Lehner and Sipione Laboratories

A postdoctoral position is immediately available to study the biogenesis and role of lipid droplets in neurodegenerative diseases as part of a collaborative project between the laboratories of Dr. Simonetta Sipione and Dr. Richard Lehner at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Eligible candidates will be involved in an exciting area of research with clinical relevance.

The project will be developed with a multidisciplinary approach involving the use of cell biology, biochemical, molecular and neurobiology techniques. 

Preferred starting date: Summer/Fall 2021

Basic qualifications:

  • Candidates must be within 0-4 years of completing their PhD degree in a discipline related to biomedical research;
  • demonstrated scientific productivity;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • significant experience with confocal microscopy and imaging techniques is essential.

To Apply:

Please forward your CV, a cover letter that outlines your career objectives and why you are a good fit for the project. Please include contact information for three references.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

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.