Postdoctoral Fellowship


University of Calgary


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Principal Investigator

Sabine Gilch


Please send anapplication containing a statement of previous research experience and publication record, a statement of interested, a CV, and a list of three referees to Sabine Gilch (;, associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Prion Disease Research, and/or Hermann Schaetzl, professor in prion biology and Immunology (hschaetz@ucalgary.ca


Highly motivated postdoctoral fellow has the opportunity to join an ambitious team at the Calgary Prion Research Unit to work on a project titled "Expanding the use of cellulose ethers for the treatment of prion and prion-like diseases." This project aims to investigate the underlying effect of cellulose ethers on prion and amyloid-β propagation. The goal is to develop novel therapeutic strategies for prion and Alzheimer’s disease by using single or combination drug treatment in vitro and in vivo.

The position offers the opportunity to independently develop a research project, to participate in undergraduate and graduate student supervision and training, and to attend national and international conferences.

The position is funded for two years initially through a University of Calgary Eyes High Postdoctoral Recruitment scholarship. Competitive applicants are expected to apply for external fellowships.


Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, or a related field. Experience with cell culture and primary neuronal cultures and in particular in vitro, cell culture, and mouse models of Alzheimer's disease or prion diseases would be an asset.