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Postdoctoral fellow

Posted by: Dalhousie University

Posted date: Dec-19-2018

Location: Halifax, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 
Dalhousie University


Our team is studying Parkinson’s disease with a focus on the roles of sphingolipids in the misfolding of alpha-synuclein. This project is funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. We are hiring a post-doctoral fellow to join the team and play a pivotal role. Supervision will be jointly provided by Drs. Aarnoud van der Spoel and Kathryn Vanya Ewart.

Key responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow will include the implementation and execution of well-designed and controlled experiments, data analysis and communication of data and progress. The project will be undertaken in a collaborative team environment, where laboratory safety, productivity, communication and professionalism are essential. Opportunities to attend departmental seminars, to give seminars and to participate in other career-relevant initiatives will be provided. Furthermore, there may be opportunities to gain mentoring and teaching experience through the guidance and supervision of undergraduate trainees who would be expected to contribute effectively to the project.     


  • Extensive experience in cell biology and/or lipid biology and/or protein chemistry
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture and HPLC
  • Solid background in biochemical assay implementation
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Excellent organizational skills


 Ph.D. in the molecular life sciences

 We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Title Postdoctoral fellow
Post Details
Email vewart(at)dal.ca
Employer's Website www.dal.ca
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Halifax, Canada
Key Words lipid protein misfolding
Start Date 7 Feb 2018