Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Pancreatic Cancer

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Type of job: postdoctoral
Discipline: Life Science
Required qualification: PhD
Job duration: Temporary (3 years)
Job hours: Full Time

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Pancreatic Cancer

The Notta laboratory is located at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Canada) and is associated with the Medical Biophysics program at the University of Toronto. Our research program is focussed on pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive tumour types in oncology. Broadly, our laboratory is interested in several aspects of the disease such as its cellular origins, mechanisms of drug resistance, and tumour evolution. Our laboratory is also part of the Pancreatic Cancer Translational Initiative (PanCuRx) at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The PanCuRx Program is a translational research initiative that aims to significantly improve the lives of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma by generating new knowledge about genetic and biologic subsets of disease, mechanisms of tumorigenesis, and unique treatment options.Our laboratory is split between wet and dry components. On the wet-lab side, our work focuses on patient derived organoids, CRISPR, xenografting, molecular profiling, genomics and drug screening. On the dry lab side, we perform molecular subtyping of RNA-seq data (both bulk and single cell), whole genome sequencing (both bulk and single cell), statistical analysis of large datasets, data integration, tumour evolution analysis, genomic workflows for patients on clinical trial.

Additional information about the Notta Lab can be found at:


Twitter: @LabNotta


Projects in our lab vary widely but typically involve investigating mechanisms of pancreatic cancer development. We encourage trainees to bring their own ideas and expertise to address new problems. Trainees with a wet lab or computational background are welcomed to apply. Candidates are expected to hold a PhD, MD or both. Candidates who are close to finishing their PhDs but have not published are also encouraged to apply. All candidates should have a manuscript in preparation or have published at the time of the application. No experience in pancreatic cancer is necessary.


  • Recently graduated from PhD or MD program
  • Publication(s) and manuscript(s) in preparation or completed.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility to thrive in a novel and rapidly evolving research environment.
  • Ability to write scientific communications and present their work
  • Excellent initiative and leadership qualities

If you are interested, please send a CV and cover letter to Faiyaz Notta ( and Karen Ng (

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