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Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases

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Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
19 days ago


The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research.

Located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, VIDO is a leader in human and animal infectious disease

research and vaccine development. For over 45 years we have developed solutions to emerging diseases including

eight commercially available vaccines—six of which were world’s firsts, with four more in regulatory development.

As a National Centre, we are home to one of the largest and most advanced level 3 containment facilities capable of

housing both small and large animals including rodents, poultry, pigs, cattle, and bison. We are currently expanding our

specialized infrastructure to include a vaccine GMP manufacturing facility, a new multi-species level 2 animal facility,

and upgraded capacity to include level 4 containment. Our vision includes the capacity to study any emerging disease

in any animal model embracing a One Health approach to prevent emerging and re-emerging infectious disease of

importance in human and veterinary health. We are currently growing our team of internationally recognized expert

Principal Investigators in key areas of infectious disease research and prevention.

We are seeking outstanding scientists holding a PhD and/or DVM/MD with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and a

proven record of research contribution in one of the following:

1. Molecular or cellular immunology of humans or livestock species.

2. Vaccine development platforms including novel adjuvants and vaccine delivery systems.

3. Vaccine formulation including formulation biochemistry, slow-release, or nanoparticle technology.

4. Virology with focus on important viral pathogens of humans or livestock.

5. Bacteriology with focus on important bacterial pathogens of humans or livestock.


The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for leading an independent, externally funded, and academically

competitive research program that aligns with the goals of the organization and supports the development of

knowledge, tools, or products to protect the world from infectious disease. The successful candidate(s) will also be

expected to supervise trainees (summer students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows) and laboratory

technicians, as well as contribute to effective knowledge transfer, community, and stakeholder engagement, as

members of the academic community.

The successful candidate(s) will be appointed as a full-time permanent Research Scientist (non-tenure-track) at VIDO.

Most VIDO Research Scientists are members of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and have Adjunct

Professor positions in one of the academic departments at the University of Saskatchewan. The starting salary will be

commensurate with education and experience and highly competitive with academic positions in Canada.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three

references online via the following link:

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is

filled. For more information visit:

Note: The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and

creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are

encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents

will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an

accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation

request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our

respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting

Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58646062
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Company Name: Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization
  • Position Title: Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases
  • Category: College/University
  • Job Function: Research
  • Scientific Topic: Infectious Diseases
  • Persona: Researcher
  • Job Duration: Long-term
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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