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21 septembre 2021
Post Doctoral Fellow - PSAC - Term

Employeur: Dep. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine & Prairie Diagnostic
Endroit: University of Saskatchewan & University of Alberta
Date de Fermeture: 22 novembre 2021

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Description des fonctions

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Primary Purpose: The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Prairie Diagnostic Services are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team for a Genome Canada-funded project on novel diagnostic applications of genomic technologies. Led by Dr. Cheryl Waldner (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Simon Otto (University of Alberta), this group is focusing on metagenomic nanopore sequencing as a rapid and portable platform supporting antimicrobial stewardship in Bovine Respiratory Disease management. Working collaboratively with Prairie Diagnostic Services microbiologists, the primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to refine and validate metagenomic nanopore sequencing protocols for bench-top applications and to apply these techniques to nanopore sequencing a wide range of field samples, and to work with bioinformaticians and other project researchers to interpret the results. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package include employer-sponsored pension plan, health and dental insurance.

Strategic partnership between academic researchers, laboratory diagnosticians, bioinformaticians and practicing veterinarians in this group creates a transformational opportunity for large-scale development, validation, and implementation of a next-level clinical diagnostic system based on emerging revolutionary genomic technologies. Besides developing cutting-edge skills and expertise in nanopore sequencing, this project offers unparalleled career-building opportunities through direct transferability of the acquired experience to the entire spectrum of healthcare applications and expanding professional network with global leaders in the field.

Qualifications: A PhD in microbiology or related discipline completed within the last 3 years. Deep knowledge and extensive experience in next-generation sequencing (Illumina and Oxford Nanopore Technologies platforms) are essential. Desirable laboratory skills for the incumbent include designing and validating protocols for nucleic acid extraction from variety of clinical specimens, host DNA depletion, transposase- and ligation-based sequencing library preparation. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated knowledge of bioinformatic principles, tools, and pipeline applications for sequence data processing, and analysis of genomic and metagenomic data, including genome assembly and annotation. The ability to keep immaculate records and manage large data sets is essential. Publication experience is highly valued. A background in veterinary medicine (DVM or equivalent), livestock production, and /or antimicrobial resistance surveillance will be considered as significant assets.

Instruction D'Application

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Cheryl Waldner at cheryl.waldner@usask.ca.

Interested candidates must submit a CV and cover letter to Lianne McLeod, stating the full title of the position: lianne.mcleod@usask.ca. We reserve the right to contact only candidates shortlisted by the selection committee.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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