Job ID: 127778


University of Toronto

  • Aug. 16, 2019
  • Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON
  • Sep. 1, 2019
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology

The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Gabor Kovacs. The expected start date is October 1, 2019 or as mutually agreed upon.

The successful candidates will join a busy and exciting research group using state-of-the-art laboratory methods working with human brain samples and cell cultures to enhance our understanding the neuropathology of neurodegenerative diseases. Applications from candidates with a strong interest in neuroscience, morphology and biochemistry are welcomed. Experience with the following methods is preferred: immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, preparation of pathological protein filaments, preparation of different subcellular fractions from brain tissue, western blotting, RT-QuIC and RNA-based studies.

Dr. Kovacs laboratory is located on the 6th Floor of the Krembil Discovery Tower. For more information on Dr. Kovacs’ research program, please visit

Salary and research funding support for the successful candidate can be guaranteed for a period of up to five years. The salary will be in the range of $50,000-$55,000 (CAD), commensurate of research accomplishments and experience. Applicants should have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree that has been awarded within the past two years. Alternatively, applicants expecting to complete their PhD, MD, or MD/PhD prior January 1st 2019 are also able to apply but will have to provide proof of completing all degree requirements prior to starting this postdoctoral position. The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisors’ research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and curriculum vitae by Septembert 1st, 2019 via email to:

Dr. Gabor Kovacs
Principal Investigator, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

  • The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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  • Dr Gabor G Kovacs
    Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON

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