Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Viral Vectors and Vaccines Bioprocessing

McGill University


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions - Viral Vectors and Vaccines Bioprocessing

Open research positions in lab of Professor Amine Kamen


Start date: immediate/rolling


Project(s) descriptions – The Viral Vectors and Vaccines Bioprocessing Group, Department of Bioengineering, McGill is inviting applications for Post-Doc positions for a number of projects addressing acceleration and intensification of manufacturing processes for vaccines, including influenza pandemic candidate vaccines and HIV-VSV-vectored candidate vaccines. These projects involve academic, industrial and government partners. The research projects are designed:

  1. To exploit advanced genomics tools and system approach for process acceleration and intensification in the field of viral vaccines.
  2. To optimize and scale-up cell culture production processes, downstream processing and formulation of viral vaccines
  3. To develop and implement process and product analytical tools and methodologies to define product quality attributes and design process operation space.

Requirements – To be eligible, the candidate must have:

A (bio)chemical engineering PhD (or an equivalent degree in a related field)


Candidates with related degrees (e.g. in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, etc.) with a strong background process engineering are also welcome.


The candidates should be strongly motivated by research and development and must demonstrate autonomy and excellent interpersonal competencies to operate within a large interdisciplinary team. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate excellent scientific writing skills.


Please refer to McGill’s requirements on postdoctoral appointments,, for conditions and additional information on the status of the position. (In Quebec, a Postdoctoral Fellow is a full-time student status and trainee category, and the Ministère de l'Education, Enseignement Supérieur et Recherche (MESRS) stipulates that all postdocs must be registered on a university student registration system.) Please note that non-Canadian postdoctoral fellows must have valid Citizenship or an Immigration Canada (CIC) work permit to legally work in Canada.


Funding - Financial support for 2 years award for postdoctoral fellows.


How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, CV, a list of references and a copy of their transcripts in one PDF file to Prof. Amine Kamen


McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country.


We thank all applicants, however only selected candidates will be contacted.

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