Postdoctoral Fellow - Organic/Biopolymer synthesis and Bioconjugation


Competition No.  -    A108447836
Closing Date  -    Jul 26, 2022

The successful candidate will work on oligonucleotide synthesis, bioconjugation and applied biomaterials research. The position provides opportunities to work on interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with a research team working on an organic synthesis, pharmaceutical and biomedical research.

Salary: $45,000/annum

The successful candidate for this position needs to be an enthusiastic and passionate researcher with the following qualifications:

  • PhD in Organic/Bioorganic Synthesis, Biotechnology, or other related disciplines from a recognized educational institute with a commendable track record of publications and/or patents.
  • Experience in oligonucleotide synthesis, site specific organic synthesis, bioconjugation, and biomedical applications.
  • Knowledge of synthesis – bioconjugation and how to fine tune bioconjugate properties for biomedical applications
  • Proven expertise in the following areas:
    • Oligonucleotide synthesis/organic synthesis, modification, purification and characterization
    • Experience in altering bioconjugate structures and/or multistep synthesis to tune properties of bioconjugates

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience in high quality scientific writing.
  • Strong academic record and organization skills.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and strong interpersonal skills to work in a diverse team environment effectively and efficiently.
  • Able to work independent and adaptability to work under the supervision of the PIs with flexibility and willingness to learn new techniques as self-starter.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multitask when required and outstanding time management skills.
  • Ability to work safely, effectively, and independently in a lab environment

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.