Pediatric Surgery/Congenital Anomalies – Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lung Development/Prenatal Therapy) – University of Manitoba

Publié il y a 11 mois
Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2023-08-30
Advertised until: 2023-10-29

The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position in the MIRACLA lung development/prenatal therapy research group.

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the University of Manitoba and will join the research group of Dr. Richard Keijzer, Thorlakson Chair in Surgical Research. This research group focuses in the field of pediatric surgery and congenital anomalies, with a particular focus on congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and abnormal lung development. Dr. Keijzer’s cutting-edge research delves into the mechanisms of normal and abnormal lung development due to CDH, with the ultimate goal of developing a prenatal therapeutic intervention to improve the outcomes for babies born with this condition.

This position will be full-time, fixed term employment at the University of Manitoba, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba with a negotiable starting date for a period of 1 year. The anticipated start date of this position is November 1, 2023, or as mutually agreed upon. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The primary activities involved in this research include research design, study implementation, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing and publication. As a member of the research team, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain insight as a close collaborator with community and academic partners.


  • Recent PhD degree (within the past 2 years) in basic science, translational medicine or related field;
  • Experience in molecular biology, lung development, non-coding RNAs, prenatal therapy, or nanoparticle research is an asset;
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to comply with project deadlines;
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate people;
  • Experience with producing scholarship (journal articles, conference presentations, etc.);
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Interested applicants should email a Cover Letter and CV to:

Kelly Ross, CHRIM HR Manager,
University of Manitoba
Position # 34245

Applications will be reviewed by September 30, 2023.

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