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2017 Undergraduate Summer Research

At this time we have secured our summer undergrad research team and are unable to accommodate additional students.

2017 Graduate Program Matriculation

At this time we have completed our Fall 2017 graduate enrollment and are no longer considering additional applications.

Active Postdoc / Research Associate Search

The Gilbert Laboratory at the University of Toronto focuses on elucidating the biophysical mechanisms that govern skeletal muscle stem cell quiescence and self-renewal ( Currently we have an opening for a trainee at the postdoctoral or research associate level to develop a novel technique that will define and quantify the passive and active mechanical stresses (tensile, shear, compressive, etc) that muscle stem cells experience in their native three-dimensional tissue environment. The project is cutting edge and aims to advance knowledge that will impact the stem cell biology and cellular mechanobiology communities. Furthermore, it is an international collaborative effort, providing a unique opportunity to expand your scientific network while working with a team of researchers focused on pushing the field of mechanobiology to the next level. A biophysics background with expertise in quantitative microscopy and experience with cell biology is required. The project will utilize animal tissues. Animal handling experience is a plus, but at the minimum, the applicant must feel comfortable with animal studies. Candidates must have a PhD and be self-motivated, hardworking and creative. The candidate should work well as part of a team, but also have strong leadership skills. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to be a part of our team. Applicants with a history of success and evidence of leadership potential will be considered for the position. Please send cover letter and current curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three referees to Dr. Penney Gilbert at