Postdoctoral Position, Medical Genomics, University of Calgary

Start Date: 2019, ideally before September 1, 2019

Salary: $55,000 CDN/year plus Plan C Extended Benefits

Funding Type: Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship program

Lab: Maja Tarailo-Graovac (

Job Description: The available position is part of the prestigious Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship program, awarded to the Dr. Maja Tarailo-Graovac group at the University of Calgary. For the Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship, we are seeking a highly motivated research fellow (PhD, MD or MD/PhD) with strong interest in deciphering genetic modifiers of a subset of rare diseases that are due to defective centriole function, resulting in microcephaly in particular. The model system employed in our group is Caenorhabditis elegans . The ideal candidate will have strong interest in developing their own research program, ideally bringing in C. elegans expertise and strong interest in molecular understanding of centrioles, while learning high throughput genomics/bioinformatics approaches.
This full-time fully funded position (2 years + possibility of extension) with the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine offers the candidate a unique opportunity to be exposed to the multidisciplinary team with potential of direct translation of the findings to patients with rare genetic diseases related to centriole dysfunction.

Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with research interests, brief statement on their future goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees willing to provide letters of reference to Dr. Maja Tarailo-Graovac at