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Post-Doctorate Fellowship

Posted: August 1, 2019
Vacancy Type: Term Vacancy Notice
Start: September 1, 2019 (negotiable)
End: 3-year contract, conditional on satisfactory performance
Department: Faculty of Science, Dept. of Chemistry and Biology
Grade: MAC - Ungraded ()
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Reporting to: Dr. Roberto Botelho and Dr. Costin Antonescu
Deadline to Apply: Posted until Filled

How to apply

Please submit applications by e-mail to Dr. Roberto Botelho at

Applicants should forward a cover letter, a brief research statement, curriculum vitae, and two confidential academic letters of reference to Dr. Roberto Botelho at

Position goals

We welcome applications for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) to conduct original research on the regulation and function of phosphoinositide signaling lipids under the mentorship of Drs. Roberto Botelho and Costin Antonescu. Tthe PDF will work on projects aimed at better understanding how cells establish the acyl specificity of phosphoinositide lipids and the functional importance of phosphoinositide acyl specificity. This research will be conducted using mammalian cell culture models and employ a variety of genetics, cell biology, and biochemical tools that includes CRISPR-based genome editing, BioID-based proteomics, and super-resolution microscopy to define the regulation and function of phosphoinositide acyl specificity.

Position responsibilities

In addition to conducting the above research, the PDF will be expected to take a leadership role in our labs, seek external funding opportunities to support his/her research, mentor junior members of the lab, and communicate their research findings through presentations at scientific conferences and publication in internationally-recognized journals.

Position requirements

Candidates should have a doctorate degree or expected to successfully defend their Ph.D. in the summer of 2019 in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or in another related field. Preference will be given to candidates that have acquired their Ph.D. in the last five years. Successful candidates will have strong expertise in at least some of the following approaches: fluorescence microscopy and image analysis, mammalian cell culture, genome-editing, systems biology analysis, and molecular interaction assays, among other relevant methods. Additionally, applicants must show strong analytical skills, work well in a teamsetting, and be collegial.

Position benefits

The Botelho and Antonescu labs are located at Ryerson University in the heart of Toronto, Canada, one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world. As part of Ryerson University’s vision, the two supervisory research teams are committed to offer an inclusive, diverse and equitable environment. Thus, we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply to this position. In addition, the PDF will receive an annual salary and benefits commensurate with experience, have a dedicated desk and bench space, and access to infrastructure and financial resources to carry out the proposed research. The lab is located in the newly built, state-of-the-art biomedical research facilities at Ryerson University located in MaRS West Tower and is within one of the highest densities of research activity in North America, offering an unparalleled environment for networking and collaborating. Finally, the PDF will also be encouraged to seek professional development opportunities to benefit the PDF’s personal goals.