Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Health & Epidemiology



POSTING DATE: February 21, 2019

CLOSING DATE: March 11, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow
Community Health & Epidemiology
Health and Environments Research Centre (HERC) Laboratory


The laboratory is currently focused on proteomics-based blood serum biomarker development for mood and cognitive symptoms. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have research experience in Proteomics, Metabolomics, Toxicology, Neuroscience or Analytical Chemistry to work in a collaborative group in biomarker research, developing serum proteomics correlates for depression, mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder using the mass spectrometry. The goal of this project is to improve diagnostic tests for depression, mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Under the supervision of Dr. Jong Sung Kim, the candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team and contribute to all aspects of laboratory operations and collaborate on multi-disciplinary research efforts.


  • Develop analytical methods for serum proteomic markers using a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
  • Coordinate and conduct a cross-sectional and longitudinal human biomarker study.
  • Assist in writing the reports and manuscripts for publication.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in proteomics, metabolomics, toxicology, pharmacology, neuroscience, analytical chemistry or a related field. Experience in LC-MS is desirable. Applicants must fulfil or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a Ph.D. by April 1, 2019 or before the starting date.

Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience,

Start Date: April 1, 2019 is preferred

Duration of appointment: 2 years (renewable)

Deadline for application: March 11, 2019

Interested parties should forward a cover letter, current CV and contact information for 3 references (including the PhD supervisor) to:

Dr. Jong Sung Kim

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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