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Career Opportunities

February 6, 2018
Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Employer: University of Calgary
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Closing Date: May 3, 2018

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Job Description

Area: Host-Pathogen interactions
Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension to 3 years
Start date: TBD
Salary: Minimum $40,000/year, commensurate on experience.

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowin Vascular dissemination of the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi.

Job Description:
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to examine the mechanism of vascular transmigration of the Lyme disease pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi. This project will involve using complementary cell biology and biochemical strategies to determine how B. burgdorferi crosses the endothelial barrier. This will involve developing an in vitro model for transmigration and elucidating the host and bacterial factors required. The successful applicant will work with Drs. George Chaconas and Rebekah DeVinney.

The successful candidate will have received a Ph.D. in microbiology or a related discipline within the past 5 years, with preference given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in cell culture and microscopy. Experience with primary endothelial cells, bacterial pathogens, and animal models is desirable. The successful applicant will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, and work well in a team setting.


Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter outlining training, research expertise, and research interests as they pertain to this advertisement
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Curriculum vitae

Please submit your completed application as a single .pdf file via email to Ms. Maria Dodsley (maria.dodsley@ucalgary.ca). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only completeapplications will be considered and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.


About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.


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