Opportunities in the Department

 


Graduate Student Position


Sipione Lab


A graduate student position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simonetta Sipione, in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta. The graduate student will investigate the role of gangliosides in Huntington’s disease, neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation, using animal and cell models, and with a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques. Start date as early as September 2017 or January 2018.


Interested applicants can initially contact Dr Sipione for more information. Applicants should then apply to the Department of Pharmacology (http://www.pmcol.ualberta.ca/grad/how.html) for entry to the graduate program, indicating an interest in working with Dr Sipione.



Graduate Student Position


The Hubbard laboratory is looking for a graduate student to join their dynamic and enthusiastic research team.

Potential project areas include:


(i) Investigating genes that control aging and longevity (and working on drugs to target these)


(ii) Improving and deploying tools for gene editing


Interested applicants can initially contact Dr Hubbard for more information. Applicants should then apply to the Department of Pharmacology (http://www.pmcol.ualberta.ca/grad/how.html) for entry to the graduate program, indicating an interest in working with Dr Hubbard.



PostDoctoral Fellow Position


The research group of Dr Stephane Bourque at the University of Alberta is looking to fill a PostDoctoral Fellow position. Our research group focuses using a combination of integrated physiological assessments, isolated tissue assessments, and molecular approaches to study mechanisms underlying normal and accelerated age-related changes in cardiovascular function.


We currently have two complementary CIHR-funded programs that focus on:


(i) mechanisms by which prenatal stressors such as iron deficiency impact fetal growth and development, which result in accelerated age-related decline in cardiovascular function;


(ii) mechanisms by which ‘normal’ aging impacts acute hemodynamic regulation, which makes elderly patients more susceptible to life-threatening conditions such as sepsis and septic shock.


There is considerable freedom in the laboratory to ensure incoming students/fellows are engaged in a research area that interests them. We collaborate closely with clinician-scientists to ensure our research questions are focused on the needs of patients.

PostDoctoral Fellow applicants should send a CV and unofficial transcripts and brief description of research interests to Dr Stephane Bourque (sbourque@ualberta.ca).


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.


The University of Alberta offers appointments on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.