The McKinnon lab at the University of Manitoba Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Arsenio lab in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to co-supervise to carry out research projects in HIV mucosal immunology.
The focus of the McKinnon lab is to understand how mucosal factors, particularly in the gut and vagina, contribute to the risk of HIV acquisition and the early events of HIV infection. Specific projects focus on the causes and impact of inflammation, characterization of HIV target cells, and how these relate to epidemiological factors in high-risk men and women. The lab is carrying out collaborative projects in Canada and internationally in several African and Asian contexts.
The Arsenio lab aims to understand the molecular processes of T cell differentiation during viral infection and chronic inflammatory diseases. Research projects in the lab involve the application of single-cell genomics, transcriptomics and spatial transcriptomic approaches to better understand T cell-mediated immunity.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading at least one major project in the McKinnon/Arsenio labs, and assisting with aspects of ongoing projects led by laboratory members. Candidates will have opportunities for student mentorship, teaching and will participate in preparation of research results for publication and funding proposals. (For more information on our work, a list of recent publications can be found here.)
Qualifications. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the biological sciences with a strong track record of productive research. Experience in immunology and/or systems biology research is highly desirable. Experience in tissue imaging, single cell biology, multicolour flow cytometry, cell sorting, gene expression (e.g. RNA-seq) and/or multiplex cytokine assays will be considered an asset. Experience in biostatistics including epidemiological studies in humans is preferred.
Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the
University of Manitoba
Employer: University of Manitoba
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Term: Immediate start (2-year term)
The application deadline for this call is Sept 15, 2021. However, applications will be accepted any time, and review will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Applicants should submit (via email to Drs. McKinnon and Arsenio):
• a cover letter describing their interest in the position and relevant experience,
• their CV, and
• the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references.
Those in the later stages of their PhD are welcome to apply, with a timeline to graduation in your cover letter.
Salary: Terms of Appointment. The postdoctoral position will be held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, with a possibility of field work where our projects are based. The minimum starting salary is $40,000 plus benefits. Funding for travel to conferences and field work related to this position is also available. The appointment will be for two years starting immediately, with a possibility of extension.
Lyle McKinnon, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janilyn Arsenio, PhD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Immunology, University of Manitoba