A postdoctoral fellow position to work on a CIHR funded project led by Dr. Colin Anderson and Dr. Troy Baldwin is available at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada. Our studies are exploring fundamental mechanisms in the establishment of T cell tolerance regulated by several co-inhibitory receptors (PMID: 29416537; PMID: 29075267; PMID: 28320914; PMID: 28947542; https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.08.01.502412).
In this position the postdoctoral fellow will examine the role of co-inhibitory receptors in establishing immunologic tolerance in central lymphoid organs and in the periphery, using various methods, including inducible gene knockout models. These studies will involve detailed analysis of tolerance vs. autoimmune states, including susceptibility to induction of experimental autoimmune encephalitis, a model of multiple sclerosis. The studies will involve complex cutting-edge techniques, such as high parameter flow cytometry, deep sequencing of T cell receptors and single cell transcriptional analysis.
Candidates will have:
• A Ph.D. or will be very near graduation from a Ph.D. program in an area of biomedical science.
• High quality first author publications and a record of active engagement in the scientific community
• Extensive experience in immunology techniques and/or single cell sequencing bioinformatic analysis will be considered an advantage.
Our well-funded collaborative group provides a stimulating and supportive environment to grow your expertise and skills in immunology research.
Salary: Highly competitive salary
Colin C. Anderson, Ph.D.
The University of Alberta is one of Canada's leading centres of research and education. 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, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientations or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.