Postdoctoral Fellow or PhD-student- Scarring Research
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada
4d ago

Posted : 12 / 28 / 2017 12 : 23 : 04 PM

Postdoctoral Fellow or PhD-student in Scarring Research

Sunnybrook Research Institute (affiliated with the University of Toronto) has an immediate opening for either a PhD student or Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr.

Marc Jeschke, Division of Biological Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute and Ross Tilley Burn Centre (RTBC). The RTBC is the largest burn centre in Canada and treats patients with minor and major burn injuries.

The PI has appointments with the University of Toronto Department of Surgery and Divisions of Plastic and General Surgery, Department of Immunology and Institute of Medical Sciences.

Our laboratory’s goal is to improve patient outcomes and we therefore have a very strong translational aspect. Our research will ultimately result in a change of patient care.

We are currently participating in several nationally and internationally funded projects.


The desired incumbent is an enthusiastic, highly motivated , organized individual with exceptional interpersonal skills who will enjoy collaborating and conducting research in a stimulating environment.

Under the direction of Dr. Jeschke, the successful candidate will conduct research aimed to decipher pathologic scarring and Keloid formation.

The ultimate goal of these studies is the development of novel therapies that will lead to improvements in clinical care and outcomes for patients with bad scarring.

The advantage of this study is the direct clinical implication of the research; once mechanisms are discovered intervention will be tested and a clinical trial will soon follow.

Candidates should be highly motivated with an interest in translational research, scarring, stem cells, wound healing, and inflammation.

Skills and Qualifications :

  • PhD or PhD (c) (or combined MD / PhD) in Biological Sciences. Molecular Biology, or Immunology
  • In addition, experience in some or all of the following techniques preferred : cell culture, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and basic molecular biological techniques
  • Some familiarity with isolating and manipulating mouse or human stem cells
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and results-oriented
  • Strong ability to take initiative, work independently, and lead a team
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, utilize tact, and maintain confidentiality
  • In the Jeschke lab, we pride ourselves as a team that fosters an exciting, and productive research environment. Qualified and like-

    minded candidates are invited to submit a cover letter (brief description of research experience and interest) and resume to :

    Dr. Marc Jeschke with the following email marc.jeschke (with PhD scarring in the subject line).

    We thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

    Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to : visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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