Postdoctoral position

A position is available for a highly motivated and skilled Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The successful candidate will lead X-ray and potentially cryo-EM experiments to understand receptor complex biology and drug targeting. The position will be held within the Departments of Biological Sciences under the co-supervision of Dr. Matt (Mathilakth) Vijayan and Dr. Omid Haji-Ghassemi.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in structural biology or related fields. Excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills in either X-ray crystallography or other protein biophysical methods are required. This includes familiarity with the expression and purification of proteins.  The position forms part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort between the Vijayan and Haji-Ghassemi laboratories. As such, excellent oral and written English communication skills, the proven ability to work and as part of a team, and strong individual research productivity are essential.

Calgary is one of the sunniest and cleanest cities in North America. and has been named as one of the world’s most livable cities. Hence it is a great place to do research and build a career while living in an affordable city. Calgary is about an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and Banff. 

Qualified Applicants should submit a cover letter including contact information for three professional references, and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications. Application materials should be combined into a single PDF document and submitted via email to

The position is available immediately. The appointment will be at the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow with an annual salary of 50,000, plus benefits for two years, with a possible 1-year extension. Candidates are encouraged to apply for post-doctoral fellowships including  Eyes High program from UCalgary.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.