The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital. The OHRI has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most important hospital-based research institutes in Canada.
Position available: a postdoctoral research fellow position
Description of the position: Our research focuses on delineating molecular mechanisms that regulate proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells, with the ultimate goal of the development of stem cell based therapy to promote neural repair in the context of various neurological disorders. The ongoing project in the lab is targeting the signaling-induced epigenetic pathway to promote stem cell differentiation and its therapeutic potential for brain repair in the context of neurodegenerative diseases including stroke, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. A variety of molecular, cellular, and behavioral techniques are used in the laboratory, including transgenic mouse models, neurosphere culture, human iPSC derived neural precursor cell culture and stereotaxic surgery, etc.
- Experience in Molecular Biology (cloning, mutagenesis, PCR), Cell Biology (cell line or primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry) and in vivo animal model study.
- Excellence in research with a strong publication record
- highly-motivated individual with excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience with Human iPSC-derived cell culture is an asset
Deadline: Until the position is filled.
Individuals who are interested in the position should submit curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, statement of research interest and names of three references to:
Dr. Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Scientist , Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of Ottawa
Post date: Oct 4, 2016