Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Faculty of Science - Physics Department

Competition No.  -    A107843136
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Charlebois research group (https://sites.ualberta.ca/~dcharleb/) to work on an experimental antimicrobial resistance research project. This project will involve investigating the effects of phenotypic heterogeneity on the development of drug resistance and testing novel drug treatment strategies on pathogenic yeasts. This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding.

Duties: 

  • Conduct high-quality research with a group of experimental and theoretical/computational researchers.
  • Characterize heteroresistance in Candida strains obtained from patient samples.
  • Test novel drug treatment strategies predicted from mathematical and genetically engineered yeast model systems.
  • Obtain microscopy image data sets to train machine learning algorithms.
  • Prepare manuscript for publication in high-impact journals.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in the biological sciences or a related field.
  • Demonstrated record of research productivity.
  • Hands-on experience with standard microbiology techniques.
  • Experience culturing yeast and performing in-vitro drug susceptibility testing is an asset but is not required.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate and junior graduate students.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

To Apply: Please forward your CV, a statement of research interests, and three references to:

 

Dr. Daniel Charlebois, Assistant Professor of Biophysics

Department of Physics, University of Alberta

Email: dcharleb@ualberta.ca

 

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

 

 

How to Apply

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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.