POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN LIPID DROPLETS IN NEURODEGENERATION
Sipione Laboratory and Lehner Laboratory
A post-doctoral position is immediately available to study the biogenesis and role of lipid droplets in neurodegenerative
diseases, as part of a collaborative project between the laboratories of Dr. Simonetta Sipione and Dr. Richard Lehner, at
the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Eligible candidates will be involved in an exciting area of research with clinical relevance.
The project will be developed with a multidisciplinary approach involving the use of biochemical, molecular, cell biology
and neurobiology techniques.
Preferred starting date: November 2019
Candidates must be within 0-48 months of completing their PhD degree in a discipline related to biomedical
demonstrated scientific productivity and a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed publications in international journals
excellent written and oral communication skills in English
strong background in cell biology and biochemistry
experience with confocal microscopy
Forward your CV, a cover letter that outlines your career objectives and why you are a good fit for the project, and
contact information for three references to:
Dr. Simonetta Sipione
Dr. Richard Lehner
Closing date: Position open until filled
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications
from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority
groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all
those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.