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Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada - Post-doctoral Fellow Position


A position for a postdoctoral fellow is open in the group of Dr. Barbara Karten in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Research in the group aims to elucidate mechanisms linking intracellular cholesterol trafficking and mitochondrial function, with focus on the consequences of increased mitochondrial cholesterol levels in neurons and neurodegenerative diseases.

The position is grant-paid, with funding available through an operating grant of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for at least two years, and a possible extension to three years. Successful candidates must hold a recent PhD with a strong background in molecular/cell biology, and/or molecular neuroscience, be highly motivated, and have adequate fluency in written and spoken English. Previous experience in lipid metabolism, mitochondrial function and/or fluorescence imaging is an asset.

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research experience and interests, and names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Barbara Karten
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building 9G
5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada, B3H 4R2
Fax: (902) 494 1355


Posted: 11-16-2016