Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Engineering of Mammalian Cells
The Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology (CASB) at Concordia University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to work within a recently funded National Research Council of Canada (NRC) program on Disruptive Technologies for Cell and Gene Therapy. The project “Development of automated high throughput platform for genome engineering of mammalian cells” will be conducted at the CASB Genome Foundry. The Genome Foundry is a technology platform that provides an integrated infrastructure enabling the rapid design, construction, and testing of genetically engineered cells or organisms for bio-technology applications and research. The establishment of the CASB Genome Foundry will occur in parallel with the development of novel genome editing tools and technologies (NRC’s role) to enable arrayed multiplex, combinatorial and iterative genome editing capabilities to enable the introduction of novel cell functions and therapeutic attributes into mammalian cells using CRISPR. The CASB Genome Foundry will be among the first academic Genome Foundries specializing in high throughput automated genome engineering of clinically relevant cell types, namely iPSCs, immune cells, cancer cells and HEK293 cells to accelerate iterative innovation and discovery cycles in engineered cell and gene therapies.
Applicants must have a PhD in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bio/Chemical Engineering, Genetics, Functional Genomics or related fields; strong technical expertise in molecular biology and stem cell technology, a demonstration of publications directly related to these areas of research and an excellent knowledge of the literature related to genome engineering in mammalian cells.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be co-supervised by CASB Principal Investigators Vincent Martin and Elena Kuzmin, who recently joined CASB. The position is available immediately and will be for up to 3 years.
Applicants should send (by e-mail) their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, three publications, and the names of three referees to the address below. Only those candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
Research and Administrative Coordinator
Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology
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