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Post Doctoral position at University of Saskatchewan

Department: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology

Status: Term

Employment Group: Post-Doctoral Fellows - PSAC

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Salary Information: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Posted Date: 3/11/2022

Closing Date: Until Filled

Number of Openings: 1

Work Location: On Campus


Postdoctoral position is available in the Wilson lab in Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research researcher who is interested in how virus-host interactions affect virulence and transmissibility. Our lab's main research interests are positive-stranded RNA virus host-virus interactions, such as SARS-CoV-2, and the rapid identification and characterization of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOC). The successful applicant will be in charge of developing and analysing SARS-CoV-2 molecular clones, as well as using virological techniques to examine mutant viruses and find changes that affect VOC pathogenesis and transmissibility. This will entail both individual and group work, as well as participation in joint projects. This study is a cooperation between Drs. Wilson and Flazarnao's labs, and it is supported by CoVaRR-Net. CoVaRR-Net membership opens up chances for interaction and collaboration with other labs.


A recent Ph.D. in Virology is required, as well as publications in reputable scientific journals. Exceptional molecular virology, molecular biology, and/or cell biology expertise are required. Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Applicants must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, and will be expected to assist undergraduate and graduate students in the lab with their research. Experience with Biosafety Level 3 pathogens is preferred but not required.

Application Procedure:

Dr. Joyce Wilson (joyce.wilson@usask.ca) must receive a cover letter, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references through email. The application review process will commence on April 1, 2022. The position will remain vacant until a suitable candidate is found, . The expected start date is July 1, 2022, but this date is subject to change.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Postdoctoral Fellows are entitled to benefits and vacations as outlined in the existing collective bargaining agreements. 

The University of Saskatchewan is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a research, learning, and work environment that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive. We uphold the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code and welcome applications from people who have been marginalized because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, religion, marital or family status, age, or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

The University believes diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are committed to hiring people who will improve our working and learning environments. All qualified individuals are urged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference due to Canadian immigration regulations. We are committed to making reasonable accommodations for people who have a handicap or must travel for medical reasons. Please contact us if you require special accommodations in order to participate in the recruitment process, and we will work together to meet your needs. The main campus of the University of Saskatchewan is located on Treaty 6 Territory and the Métis Homeland. We pay our respects to the ancestors of this land's First Nations and Métis peoples, and we reaffirm our bond with one another. We are elevating Indigenization to a prominent position at the University of Saskatchewan by working together. For more detail visit the Official site  and apply direct through the link below.

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