Open Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Team Lead, Nanomaterials and Infectious Disease Detection *** NEW August 2018

Description

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow to lead scientific aspects of projects involvingthe development of nanomaterials for infectious disease detection in healthcare. The Kelley Lab at the University of Toronto (http://www.kelleylaboratory.com) is looking for a highly motivated individual in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, or a related discipline to be involved in a highly interdisciplinary research project aimed at developing biotemplated nanomaterials for infectious disease detection on surfaces.

The successful postdoctoral candidates will serve as a project lead for a fast paced, industry sponsored project where achieving pre-determined milestones on-time are essential to project success. 

Requirements

Candidates require a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering or similar. Due to the academic and large-scale nature of the project, a strong background in nanomaterials, quantum dots, aptamers/in vitro selection, and biofunctionalized nanoparticles is necessary. Experience with infectious disease detection, bacterial culture, and biofilms would be an asset. 

The successful individual should have strong communication and organizational skills, be self-motivated with an ability to multi-task and be ability to work in a collaborative group. In addition, the individual requires the ability to co-ordinate a group of researchers to achieve the goals of a fast paced, milestone driven project. Experience working in industry and in multi-institutional collaborations is an asset. 

He/she will have a strong publication recordto demonstrate prior productivity and high-impact research capabilities. He/she will have experience performing detailed analysis of research and writing reports, including experience contributing to manuscripts for publication, and presenting research findings at academic conferences and to stakeholders.  Familiarity working with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams is essential, with the ability to coordinate with other project leaders, Principal Investigators and collaborators.  He/she will be responsible for coordinating a team of technicians and trainees and must have previous supervisory experience in the lab. 

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate – Instrument Prototyping/Microfluidics **New August 2018

Position Summary

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow to lead scientific aspects of projects involving healthcare diagnostic instrument prototyping. The Kelley Lab at the University of Toronto (http://www.kelleylaboratory.com) is looking for a highly motivated individual in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline to be involved in a highly interdisciplinary research project aimed at developing prototype instrumentation for automation of a microfluidic device based technology.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work closely with the scientific team in the Kelley group to develop and validate this prototype platform as a diagnostic device. He/she will work with a highly interdisciplinary team of chemists, engineers, biochemists, biologists, and clinicians to achieve this goal. The responsibilities of the PDF involve conducting relevant research and method development, development and buildout of prototype instrumentation, development of automation software, data analysis and reporting, validation of process with in collaboration with other researchers, liaison with our collaborators, the formulation of new research directions, day to day project planning and scheduling, presentation of research results.

Requirements

  • PhD in Mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or biomedical Engineering, Medical Biophysics or a related discipline;
  • Obtained PhD within the last 3 years.
  • Experience in instrument prototyping.
  • Experience in software development.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Self-motivated with an ability to multi-task;
  • Demonstrated track record in research excellence
  • Ability to work in a collaborative group; ability to co-ordinate a small group of researchers.

Individuals with less than 3 years postdoctoral research experience should apply directly to mark.pereira@utoronto.ca as a PDF

Individuals with greater than 3 years PDF experience should apply as a research associate by following the link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1804347   

Research Associate – Molecular Biology **New August 2018

Description
:  The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto invites applications for the position of Research Associate (Limited Term) to lead scientific aspects of projects involving cell based assays, CRISPR screening and protein engineering in the Kelley Laboratory (http://www.kelleylaboratory.com).

 
Qualifications
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Qualifications: 
 
Requires a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience. He/she must be familiar with and have a strong skill set in biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry, and have experience with tissue culture techniques, siRNA knockdown, CRISPR screens, expression and purification of recombinant proteins, western blot analysis, ELISA assays, phage display/protein engineering and analysis of the data. The candidate will also have an excellent publication record and be able to prepare manuscripts for submissions to peer-reviewed publications/journals. Experience presenting findings is required. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, but also collaboratively with other members of the lab and individuals from partnering institutions. Experience overseeing a research group/providing direction to junior researchers is a strong asset.

Interested Parties should apply to the position on the UofT Careers website by following the attached link:

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1804346  

Graduate Students

Candidates are sought for all projects in the research group. Prospective students should apply though one of the group's affiliated departments - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy), Department of Chemistry (Faculty of Arts and Science), Department of Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine), and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering). Students must meet criteria for admission to one of these programs before inquiring for a position. Students seeking a PhD track are preferred. Candidate students should email Prof. Kelley and cc Dr. Pereira, outlining their research interests and providing PDF copies of their CV and transcripts.