Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology : The Centre for Drug Research and Development, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology at The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), Canada
Job Description : The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) provides drug development expertise and infrastructure to enable researchers from leading academic and health research institutions to advance promising, early-stage drug candidates. CDRD combines its drug development platform with a commercial arm, which licenses technologies from affiliated institutions and establishes working collaborations with other biotech and life sciences companies. The Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence program has recognized CDRD as a Centre of Excellence in Commercialization in Research (CECR).
Summary : As a Post Doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, you will be a member of a research team providing critical expertise for progression of drugs from discovery through commercialization.
a. Working within and across the CDRD divisions, participate on drug research and development projects requiring expertise from target validation, drug screening, organic synthesis, drug formulation and delivery, through in-vivo drug evaluation.
b. Under the direction of Division Heads, you will assist CDRD Investigators from affiliated institutions with completing proof of concept packages for selected drug research projects.
c. Duties may include working with investigators and other team members in developing biological assays, automating processes, performing statistical analysis, performing SNP analysis and analysis of gene and protein arrays.
d. Other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience :
a. Recent completion or completion within the next 3 months, of a PhD in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related discipline.
b. Direct experience developing either cell-based biological assays or biochemical assays with knowledge of gene expression analysis and fluorescent microscopy.
c. Direct experience in recombinant protein expression and purification, as well as transfection of cell lines preferred.
d. Preferred candidates will be flexible, with a determination to further their skills in multiple areas.
e. Willingness to contribute to and work in a team environment is required.
f.A good publication record, with experience related to drug research
g. Excellent oral and written communication skills
How to Apply : Please send your cover letter and resume in one document, in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “PDF Biochemistry/Molecular Biology”. Please ensure your submission is in one PDF document indicating your surname in the filename. For example: smithjohn-cover-resume.pdf
Deadline : 27.01.12