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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/13/2019

Reference Number: 000001192
Posted Date: 5/2/2019
Closing Date: 6/13/2019

Department: Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases - Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow


POSITION TITLE  Post-Doctoral Fellow
DEPARTMENT  Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases - Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK 37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.            


An opportunity is available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Silverberg based at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital.  The Silverberg laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms behind genetic, environmental and microbial factors that contribute to the development and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Disease using patient samples and in vitro models. In this position, a successful applicant conducting studies utilizing large ‘omic datasets from patient samples to examine the role of genetics and microbiota in intestinal inflammation.        


Available to the fellow will be the opportunity to work with established investigators in the study of genetics and host-microbiome interaction with access to a very large biosample repository. Under the guidance of Dr. Silverberg the candidate is expected to draft and present research plans and projects, carry out individual experiments, analyze and present data, prepare manuscripts for publication and present data at national and international meetings. 


We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a track record of creativity in developing experimental strategies and a knowledge base in genomics or computational biology. Knowledge of statistics is required. Experience with analysis of large ‘omic datasets including transcriptomics, miRNAs or microbiome is particularly desirable.



  • Ph.D. degree in Computational Biology / Statistics / other related fields
  • Experience in analysis of large ‘omic datasets
  • Must be a team player, versatile, flexible, and self-motivated with strong communication/organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Evidence of scientific accomplishment via peer-reviewed publications
  • Mastery of spoken and written scientific English is a must.


Applications should include curriculum vitae, a brief description of future research interests, as well as contact information for three references.


Posting open until June 13, 2019. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contact Name: Online


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