University of Guelph – Post-Doctoral Fellow in Molecular Cardiology

The University of Guelph are recruiting for a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Scientist to join Dr. Glen Pyle’s research team.

The successful candidate will undertake a senior role in research programs funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The research projects available include the development of therapeutic peptides for myocardial infarction, menopausal changes in ischemia-reperfusion injury, ischemic heart failure, and novel estrogen-based therapies. The research includes in vivo and ex vivo animal models of ischemia-reperfusion injury, along with molecular analysis of underlying mechanisms.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and independent researchers with an interest in molecular cardiology, physiology, and therapeutics. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated research record in cardiovascular physiology, heart disease, or related fields in biomedical sciences. Candidates should have a PhD or be about to complete one shortly. The position will take the lead role in the research program and involves opportunities to work in an interdisciplinary team, and as a member of collaborative projects outside of the lab. Opportunities to present work at national and international meetings are supported, as are teaching opportunities at the University of Guelph.

The successful candidate must have:
  • relevant research experience in cardiovascular disease and molecular biology, including Langendorff perfusion, immunoblotting, histology, and fluorescence microscopy. Experience with echocardiography of animal models (rat or mouse) is an asset.
  • a record of independent research (designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting original data, and writing manuscripts).
  • high quality original publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage, including as a lead author

The successful applicant will be encouraged to apply to extramural funding, but funding is in place to support a 3-year appointment. The expected start date is as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, current CV, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Glen Pyle at They will notify applicants before contacting any references. The position will remain open until filled. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

About the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. The unique combination of transformative research and innovative teaching creates a distinctive campus culture that is widely sought after. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose, the university community seeks to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offers our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.