The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Science and Research


POSTING DATE: March 27, 2019
CLOSING DATE: April 12, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Cell Biology
Faculty of Agriculture/Faculty of Medicine

POSITION SUMMARY: Dalhousie University invites applications from qualified highly-motivated candidates for a full-time, one-year term postdoctoral position in Cancer Cell Biology. This position will be located in the Faculty of Agriculture (Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada) and Faculty of Medicine (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). The primary location of the research will be at the Faculty of Agriculture under the supervision of Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe of the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Science. It is also required to perform a part of the research at the Faculty of Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Graham Dellaire of the Department of Pathology.


  • Conducting an industry-involved exciting research project on assessment of natural antioxidants in the reduction of carcinogen-induced DNA damage using multiple experimental cell model systems.
  • Extending the investigations to understand the potential mechanisms that involved regulation of DNA damage repair signaling and cellular redox homeostasis.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, natural product chemistry or related discipline within the last five years. The successful candidate should have demonstrated prior experience in working with human cell cultures, western blots, PCR, and immunohistochemistry-based assays. Also, experience with statistical analysis will be an asset.

Salary Range: $37,000-$42,000 CAD

Start Date: May 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter

Duration of appointment: One year

Deadline for application: April 12, 2019

Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Professor and Killam Chair in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
(phone 902 893 6623)

Only applications submitted to the e-mail address above will be considered. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

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