Postdoctoral Position in Lipid Droplets in Neurogeneration
Competition 820

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pharmacology Dept
Posted date April 19, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


A post-doctoral position is immediately available to study the biogenesis and role of lipid droplets in neurodegenerative diseases, as part of a collaborative project between the laboratories of Dr. Simonetta Sipione and Dr. Richard Lehner, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Eligible candidates will be involved in an exciting area of research with clinical relevance.

The project will be developed with a multidisciplinary approach involving the use of biochemical, molecular, cell biology and neurobiology techniques. 

Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits Overview.

Preferred starting date: June 2024

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be within 0-48 months of completing their PhD degree in a discipline related to biomedical research
  • Demonstrated scientific productivity and a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed publications in international journals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong background in cell biology and biochemistry

To Apply:

Please submit your CV, a cover letter that outlines your career objectives and why you are a good fit for the project, and contact information for three references in the online portal below.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

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.

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

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, M├ętis 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.