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Post Doctorate Fellow - Immuno-Metabolism - McMaster University

Province: Hamilton, Ontario
Position: Post Doctorate Fellow - Immuno-Metabolism
Deadline: April 30, 2023

Job Description / Duties

The David Braley Research Institute (affiliated with McMaster University) has an immediate opening for a full-time, experienced Postdoctoral Fellow in Immuno-Metabolism in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Jeschke – Professor, Vice President of Research at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Our laboratory focuses on translational research to attenuate trauma-induced stress, hypermetabolism, and inflammation.

Our laboratory has recently shown that the adipose tissue and its ensuing browning plays a major role in hypermetabolism which is associated with substantial adverse clinical outcomes for years. The goals of our research are to develop novel treatments and interventions to attenuate the browning response and to potentially implement novel clinical treatments.

The ideal incumbent is an enthusiastic, highly motivated, organized individual with interpersonal skills who will enjoy collaborating and conducting research in a stimulating environment. As a member of our lab, the successful candidate will be part of a team conducting independent research to study the effects of burn on the adipose and adipose associated mediators. The results from the studies could potentially lead to the development of novel therapies to improve clinical outcomes of severely burned patients.

Qualifications / Required Skills

- PhD (or combined MD/PhD) in Cell Biology or Metabolism, with strong background in lipids and adipose tissue research
- Experience in some or all of the following techniques: flow cytometry with multi-color panel design for immune cell profiling & immune cell sorting, assessments of immune cell function and immunometabolism both in vitro and in vivo, biochemical techniques (e.g. western blot, IP’s, etc.), primary cell culture, animal/rodent models, molecular biology techniques (real-time gene expression, etc.), tissue processing, imaging (e.g. confocal microscopy)
- Study design and hands-on execution & interpretation of mitochondrial respiration measurement and mito stress tests
- Experience in study design and result interpretation involving metabolomics, proteomics, and scRNA-seq considered as strong assets
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and results-driven
- Strong ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team environment
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proven track record of publications in high quality journals required (minimum of 5 publications); some successful minor grant funding desirable

Additional Information

The term of the fellowship is two years.

Selection will be based upon the candidate's research potential and required qualification and skills.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

Salary: $50,000 CAD per year, plus benefits

Contact Information

In the Jeschke lab, we pride ourselves on fostering a positive, open, exciting, and productive research environment. Qualified and like-minded candidates are invited to submit a cover letter (brief description of research experience and interest) and CV to: Dr. Marc Jeschke at jeschke@HHSC.CA (with “Postdoctoral Fellow – Metabolism” in the subject line).

We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

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