The Schroeder Allergy and Immunology Research Institute (SAIRI) is an academic research institute at McMaster University housed within the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Institute’s mission is to conduct research to improve the prevention and treatment of allergic diseases. The advertised position is aligned with the “treatment pathway” with a special, but not unique, focus on food allergy. The mission of the ‘treatment pathway” is to decipher the fundamental immunological mechanisms underlying the initiation and perpetuation of allergic diseases with a view to uncover novel therapeutic targets. Activities in this pathway are largely, but not exclusively, of a preclinical nature, and include extensive use of experimental models of food allergy, human in vitro models, and basic immunological research in human samples. The research uses, in additional to conventional immunological tools, state-of-the-art flow cytometry and omics approaches such as single cell RNA sequencing among others.

The Post-Doctorate Fellow will be responsible for:
• Developing and executing projects relevant to food allergy and, more generally, Type 2 immunity under the academic supervision of Drs. Manel Jordana, Joshua Koenig and Susan Waserman (CIA Division Director).
• Exploring existing and new databases that will enable future, innovative research.
• Interacting with a multidisciplinary team including research scientists at McMaster University such as the McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC), McMaster Genomics Facility and
CALM (Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy) as well as national and international academic collaborators.
• Participating in meetings with collaborators, academic and industry stakeholders to communicate study results.
• Knowledge translation activities, including presentation of findings at national and international relevant conferences and meetings and writing and publication of scientific manuscripts.
• Assisting with mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students working on related projects.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD or MD-PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., Immunology and/or Biochemistry), completed within the last 5 years.
• Ability to independently organize workload, set goals, and work effectively towards deadlines.
• Ability to effectively work both independently and collaboratively, including demonstrated leadership qualities and interaction with collaborators.
• Experience in dissemination of research and knowledge translation, with ability to present to a wide range of audiences.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong publication and presentation track record in a related field.
• Skills in computer science and experience with data management and analysis.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments and will be in the $50-60,000 range. In addition, benefits will be provided. The appointment is renewable for an additional year subject to a satisfactory performance.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a 1-2-page statement of interest, representative published or submitted journal publications, up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), and the contact information of 3-5 references. Please send application materials to Manel Jordana (jordanam@mcmaster.ca).
The start date for this position is negotiable. We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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