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NEW TALENT

Currently The Donnelly Centre houses 36 principal investigators and a scientific community of 600 postdoctoral fellows and research technicians. The Donnelly centre also provides hands on training for undergraduates and graduates in a research tower that is an ode to the potential of the post genomic era.

Recruiting the world’s best researchers is critical to the Centre’s success.

 
 

POST DOCS

Applications for postdoctoral positions are handled on a case-by-case basis. Recent or future graduates with skills, experience, and publications are particularly encouraged to apply to individual labs. Staff: Applications from accomplished researchers with relevant expertise are always welcomed. For available positions see current research projects and accompanying lab links or search by program on the home page.

A Charles H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded annually to a highly qualified graduate (2
years or less postgraduate) in the field of molecular, genetic and genomic research.  Applicants must address their applications to members of the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research (BBDMR) at the University of Toronto.  Individual research programs include studies on gene regulation, signal transduction, development, proteomics and functional genomics.

Applications should be addressed to one or two BBDMR department members (Andrews, Bader,
Blencowe, Boone, Brudno, Caudy, Emili, Fraser, Frey, Greenblatt, Hughes, Kim, Krause, MacLennan, Moffat, Morris, Nislow, Roth, Ryu, Sidhu, Wheeler, Zhang), whose interests match their own.  Upon agreement of sponsorship, the applicant must send a curriculum vitae, one page statement of research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference to their sponsoring Faculty mentor. The successful applicant will be supported for up to two years with a generous stipend.

 

HOW WE ATTRACT THE BEST + BRIGHTEST

Our Building:
20,550 square metres of intelligent architecture to provide a great work environment:

• Welcoming lounge spaces and communal kitchens encourage informal collaboration
• A bamboo garden in the foyer to ignite the human spirit
• Large open hallways to encourage interaction between scientists
• Our 10 storey glass structure is designed to offer you natural light
• The building boosts environmentally green technology
• We offer modern state of the art laboratories
• Internationally award winning architecture
• Designed to create an interdisciplinary and collaborative work environment
• Located in the University of Toronto in the core of Toronto’s Discovery District

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Undergraduate research opportunities are handled on a case-by-case basis. For available opportunities, see current research projects and accompanying lab links or search by program on the home page.

 

OUR PEOPLE


“We’re just constantly searching for people who are thinking the right way,” says Director Dr. Andrews, referring again to the Centre’s open-ended, interdisciplinary approach. “Having this type of space is a good way to attract them and keep them here.”

The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (Donnelly Centre) is intended to encourage outstanding minds to go to and stay in Canada.

Faculty members have come from universities in the US and Europe because of the building’s open, fluid environment, which encourages new ways of approaching biological problems by stimulating unconventional interactions among disciplines.

The University of Toronto:

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

Link: www.utoronto.ca

Research Achievements

• Developed first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx, single-lung transplant, nerve transplant and artificial pancreas
• Isolated gene that allows plants to grow in salt water
• Developed the chemical laser
• Developed the anti-blackout suit, later adapted to create the astronaut space suit
• Created the infant cereal Pablum
• Discovered insullin

Of note:

• Ten Nobel Laureates were based at U of T at significant points in their careers.
• Over the last two decades, our professors have received almost a quarter of all national awards although they represent just under seven per cent of Canada's university professors
• More than half of full-time undergraduates are women
• U of T has over 6,000 international students, just under ten per cent of our student population

The City of Toronto:

The Donnelly Centre is located in Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant
academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.

• Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and Canada’s largest. It is home to over 100 cultures and almost 5 million people.
• Other kinds of expression in the city include a major film and jazz festival, the third largest live theatre centre in the English-speaking world and without exaggeration, a couple of thousand ethnic restaurants
• It is also home to four major sport teams, which include hockey’s Maple Leafs, basketball’s Raptor’s, baseball’s Blue Jays and football’s Argonauts.


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