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Job posting: Postdoctoral Fellow (Pharmacology)

Posted by Pharmacology on February 28, 2022 in Job Postings

Position Title:  Postdoctoral Fellow

Department:   Pharmacology, Dalhousie University

Location:  Halifax, NS

Job summary & Key responsibilities:  Dalhousie University invites applications from qualified, highly motivated candidates for a full-time, 16-month term postdoctoral position in Pharmacology. The postdoctoral fellow will be conducting an industry-involved Mitacs-funded research project on the assessment of natural compounds (such as cannabinoids and terpenes) for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, an inflammatory bladder disorder, using experimental models. Investigations will evaluate the in vivo efficacy and tolerability of the compounds in company-developed formulations for bladder pain and inflammation compared to the existing standard of clinical care, and examine the in vitro toxicity of the compounds in bladder uroepithelial cells. The research will be carried out at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, under the supervision of Dr. Juan Zhou and Dr. Christian Lehmann.

Qualifications/Requirements of Position:  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Immunology, cell biology, or related discipline within the last five years. They need to have prior experience in working with animals and fluorescence microscope. Also, a good publication record is an asset.

Annual Salary: $50,000 CAD plus benefit  

Additional Information: Applicants need to submit a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three referees. The application can be sent by email to:

Term of appointment: 16-month term, anticipated possible start date as early as March 1, 2022.

Open date: February 1, 2022

Close date: Open until filled