Postdoctoral Position in Placental Malaria Research

  • Contract
  • Canada

University of Alberta

Location – North Campus, Edmonton, Laboratories of Dr. Stephanie Yanow and Dr. Denise Hemmings.

This position has a comprehensive benefits package that can be found at: Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits Overview

A Postdoc position is available immediately to join a project on the pathogenesis of placental malaria. The applicant will lead the design of transcriptomic experiments to assess the impact of placental malaria on gene expression in the fetal-derived human placenta and will contribute to experiments to study the interactions of infected red blood cells binding to host receptors in placental tissues. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in transcriptomics. Experience in reproductive biology and/or glycobiology is preferred. Candidates must be highly motivated to advance their academic career and be excited about research. The candidate must work well in a team and enjoy mentoring undergraduate and junior graduate students.


  • PhD in a relevant biological science
  • Strong track record of publications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

To apply: please forward your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining how your expertise align with the job description, and the contact information for three referees to:

Dr. Stephanie Yanow, Professor in Global Health
School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Email: [email protected]  

Thank you to all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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