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Fellowship Description

Research program title

Humanizing yeast exosomes for therapeutic applications

Reference number

7006

Supervisor

Program description

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in Genetics and/or Cell and Molecular Biology to study the molecular basis of exosome (extracellular vesicle) biogenesis and bioactivity using Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model. We are specifically interested in reengineering exosome biosynthetic pathways and humanizing yeast to study the basis of human pathologies and develop potential therapeutic applications. The successful candidate will join a motivated, interdisciplinary team to help build a new exosome screening platform using Canada’s only Genome Foundry in the Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology at Concordia University.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, goal-driven, ambitious, able to multitask, capable of working in a team, and willing to work outside their core expertise. They will have experience with yeast genetics, large-scale or high-throughput molecular cloning techniques, functional genomics, electron microscopy, and/or exosome isolation.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in Cell Biology, Genomics, Bioengineering or related fields with experience in exosome and/or synthetic biology.

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