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Join Our Groundbreaking Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Canada, The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, and 260,000 alumni worldwide We have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people—from our students and stakeholders to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries, and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Role: Postdoctoral Fellow – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Department: MED Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Competition No: A112652059

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus, Edmonton. This role is in-person.

This position has an initial appointment of 1 year with a possibility of renewal and offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.

Working for the Department/Faculty:

The mission of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is to provide an enriched environment for research, education, and training in the field of infection and immunity that links molecular mechanisms to disease, treatment, and prevention.

Position Summary:

  • A full-time postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Elhenawy lab at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  • We are interested in exploring the pathogenesis of Escherichia coli strains associated with inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • This includes studying the metabolism of these bacteria in the host environment.
  • Moreover, we are investigating how these strains use type IV secretion systems to form biofilms in the gut.
  • We apply cutting-edge tools such as transposon insertion-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, and microscopy to characterize the role of these bacteria in driving inflammation.
  • The projects to be undertaken are supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Foundation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in biochemistry or microbiology within 2 years of graduation
  • Experience in molecular biology with a particular focus on bacterial genetics
  • A strong publication record in high-impact journals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in protein purification, and structural biology
  • Familiarity with R and Python, and common bioinformatics pipelines pertinent to bacterial genomics


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