Postdoctoral Position in Immunology/Oncology


Competition No.  -    A105344851
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Gamper Lab at the Cross Cancer Institute is seeking an outstanding cell biologist, immunologist, or biochemist for a postdoctoral position with an immediate start (with some flexibility). The successful candidate will investigate the immune response during cancer therapy and/or the regulation of cGAS activity.

Dedicated applicants who are innovative, hardworking, and can work independently within a very collaborative environment are invited to apply for this postdoctoral position. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. (awarded within 5 years) and have demonstrated a strong publication record.  Candidates with a research interest in immuno-oncology and a background in genome integrity are particularly encouraged to apply. The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Planning research activities and providing research design for a project
  • Determining the most appropriate methodology in carrying out identified research goals
  • Designing experiments, establishing protocols, and keeping excellent records
  • Conducting advanced analysis of research results
  • Participating in the writing of research papers, the preparation of presentations and publications
  • Presenting research results in laboratory meetings, seminars, scientific conferences and/or related settings
  • Training and supervising new support staff, students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Ensuring conformity to biosafety and radiation safety regulations
  • Fostering communication with off-campus partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or Oncology 
  • Experience in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or Oncology encompassing broad molecular and cellular research
  • Proven accomplishments in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Oncology, or Immunology with an emphasis on genome integrity and the immune response to genotoxic stress
  • Experience in tissue culture of cancer cells and primary human cells and transfection/transduction of various types of cell lines 
  • Ability to work independently as well as contributing to team development is a must.

Responsible, dedicated, and self-motivated candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their CV including the contact for three references to:

Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

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

How to Apply


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.