Postdoctoral fellowship in hematopoietic stem cell biology

Please submit your application by June 17, 2021.

Only selected applicants will be contacted.

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Mandate description

Postdoctoral opportunity for a highly motivated and scientifically creative individual in the laboratory of Prof. Guy Sauvageau at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the University of Montreal (www.iric.ca). The Sauvageau laboratory is interested in the elucidation of the regulatory networks governing hematopoietic stem cell specification and self-renewal and the identification of innovative strategies to expand these cells in culture for clinical purposes. The work builds on a substantial body of data, model systems, and reagents established in our lab. For more information regarding our work visit the lab website (https://sauvageaulab.ca/). The project will be developed in collaboration with the company ExCellThera, a fast-growing clinical-stage Montreal-based biotechnology company developing hematopoietic stem cell therapies to treat blood cancers (https://excellthera.com/).

Applicants need a background in stem cell biology. Experience in hematopoiesis is considered a plus. The candidate will be invited to join a dynamic, highly collaborative team, with expertise in diverse areas from hematopoietic stem cell biology to the study of acute myeloid leukemia, combining genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, medicinal chemistry, molecular and cell biology, for clinical and therapeutic development. The lab provides a unique training environment with a direct access to state-of-the-art facilities (https://www.iric.ca/en/research/platforms-and-infrastructures) to accelerate research.

 

Job requirements

  • Ph.D in a Life Science discipline (biology, immunology or a similar or related field
  • Substantial experience in stem cell biology
  • Ability to provide intellectual input to research design/methodology
  • Experience in flow cytometry
  • Experience with pre-clinical models (mouse models) would be an advantage
  • Experience in hematopoietic progenitor cell processing procedures would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written
  • Demonstrated the ability to work in a cross-functional team
  • Experience in RNA-seq data analysis would be an advantage.

 

 Application procedure

Interested candidates should submit a full CV, a one-page statement of interest along with a full list of publications, copies of up to three first-author publications in a single PDF attachment and a list of references to marie.eve.bordeleau@umontreal.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please take note, however, that only short listed candidates for the position will be contacted by email for an interview

 

Employment Equity Program

IRIC and Université de Montréal uphold the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal people.

 

About the Sauvageau lab

Based in Montréal, Canada, the Sauvageau Lab is part of the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal. Our research program involves the elucidation of the regulatory networks governing hematopoietic stem cell specification and self-renewal and the identification of innovative strategies to expand these cells in culture for clinical purposes. As part of the Leucegene project, the Sauvageau lab also aims to improve acute myeloid leukemia stratification and identify novel therapeutic options for this disease using an integrated approach combining genomics, bioinfomatics, medicinal chemistry, molecular and cell biology as well as proteomics.