Postdoctoral Fellow

Dalhousie University


August 10, 2021


Position Details Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Number PTAP780P Department/Unit Microbiology & Immunology Location Halifax Job Summary & Key Responsibilities

The Molecular and Cellular Virology Laboratory (, Principal Investigator Dr. Denys Khaperskyy, Assistant Professor) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a research project on viral mechanisms of host shutoff. The project's focus will fall within the theme of 5-year CIHR Project grant titled “Molecular mechanisms of host shutoff by respiratory viruses and their contribution to viral pathogenesis”. The qualified candidate will hold a PhD degree in microbiology, immunology, or a closely related field and have at least 2 years of research experience in virology, immunology, cell biology, or a similar field of biomedical sciences if PhD degree was obtained prior to 2020. Experience working with mammalian cell culture and mastery of basic molecular biology techniques is required. Prior research involving viruses and/or innate immune responses to viral infection in cell culture models or animal infection models would be an asset.

Qualifications/Requirements of Position

Requirements: • PhD degree in Microbiology, Immunology, or a closely related field • Research experience in Virology, Immunology, Cell Biology, or a similar field of biomedical sciences • Experience conducting research using mammalian cell culture or live tissue samples • Ability to work with infectious viruses and laboratory animals in level 2 biocontainment

Qualifications: Experience with mammalian cell culture and basic molecular and cellular biology techniques (e.g. western blotting, RT-qPCR) is required. Proven track record (e,g, PhD thesis, peer-reviewed publications) of research experience in virology, and/or immunology would be an asset.

Salary Range/Pay Rate $45,000-$55,000 (based on qualifications) Additional Information

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.

Term of appointment 1 year (renewable based on performance evaluation and availability of funds)

Open Date Close Date 08/10/2021 Open Until Filled No Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://

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