Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

1 - Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Cell Mechanics

Open research positions in the lab of Professor Allen Ehrlicher

Start date: immediate/rolling

Disciplines: Physical sciences, biophysics, life sciences, cell biology, materials science

Description: What are the mechanical moduli of mammalian cells, how much force do these cells generate, and how do these physical properties changes in disease? How do cells react to forces in their environment? Can we translate these active viscoelastic properties into synthetic composite materials? Questions such as these are pursued in the Ehrlicher lab, however, a broad degree of creative freedom is possible. 

Requirements: We seek applicants with strong core backgrounds in physics, physical sciences, chemistry, and engineering with experience/interest in fields including quantitative fluorescence microscopy (confocal, FRET, FRAP); biophysics (rheology, optical/magnetic tweezers, biological materials);  materials science/engineering; and cell biology experience (cloning, cell culture, transfections, protein purification). Preference will be given to applicants who completed their Ph.D. degree within the past two years.

Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments,, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.

How to apply: Interested applicants should send an ehrlicher.lab [at] (email) with the following items as a single pdf with the subject “position title – research application”: (1) CV, (2) contact info for two references (3) a sample publication, and (4) a research statement briefly describing scientific questions you would like to pursue during your research in our group, and potential experiments to answer those questions (1-2 pages).

Montreal is a culturally vibrant city and consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world to live in.

We thank all applicants, however only selected candidates will be contacted.

2 - Postdoctoral Fellow Positions - Viral Vectors and Vaccines Bioprocessing

Open research positions in the lab of Professor Amine Kamen

Start date: immediate/rolling

Project(s) descriptions – The Viral Vectors and Vaccines Bioprocessing Group, Department of Bioengineering, McGill is inviting applications for Post-Doc positions for several projects addressing acceleration and intensification of manufacturing processes for recombinant vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccine candidates, and viral vectors for gene delivery. These projects involve academic, industrial, and government partners. The research projects are designed:
1- To exploit advanced genomics tools and a systematic approach for process acceleration and intensification in the field of viral vaccines.
2- To optimize and scale-up cell culture production processes, downstream processing, and formulation of viral vaccines
3- To develop and implement process and product analytical tools and methodologies to design process operation space, including management of data and machine learning to exploit Digital-Twins of Process Unit Operations for process optimization

Qualifications – To be eligible, the candidate must have:
A (bio)chemical engineering Ph.D. (or an equivalent degree in a related field)
Candidates with related degrees (e.g. in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, computer sciences, etc.) with a strong background process engineering are also welcome. The candidates should be strongly motivated by research and development and must demonstrate autonomy and excellent interpersonal competencies to operate within a large interdisciplinary team. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate excellent scientific writing skills. McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. Funding - Financial support for 2 years award for Post-Doctoral fellows. Applying – Interested candidates are invited to send their CV, a cover letter, a list of references and a copy of their transcripts to Prof. Amine Kamen at amine.kamen [at]

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