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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #809317

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Department: Experimental Therapeutics - Cardiovascular 
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Status: Temporary Full-time

A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available immediately in the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Our laboratory is focused on the development of novel pluripotent stem (PSC)-based therapies for ischemic heart disease, and we are particularly interested in understanding the electrical function of PSC-derived cardiomyocyte grafts in injured hearts. We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated fellow to lead studies to characterize and enhance the electrophysiological properties of PSC-derived cardiomyocytes both in vitro and in vivo.

Requirements: PhD degree within 5 years with a very strong background in cellular electrophysiology (patch-clamp, multielectrode recordings and/or optical techniques), molecular biology and cell culture. Candidates with a background in stem cell biology, cardiovascular biology and/or animal models are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume, covering letter and contact information for three references. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Closing Date: Until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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