Gunning Group

gunning group

Job description
The Gunning group at the University of Toronto Mississauga is recruiting a full time postdoctoral fellow in the area of molecular/cancer biology with particular relevance to in vivo animal tumor models as well as in cellulo / in vitro molecular assays. The candidate will participate in research projects focussing on the evaluation and assessment of novel small molecule therapeutics through in cellulo and in vivo models.

Desired skills and experience
The candidates should have recently completed their PhD degree in chemistry/molecular
biology/biochemistry or a related discipline. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, goal oriented and a self-driven individual who is ready to work independently as well as in a team environment. The ideal candidate has experience in PK/TK/PD studies on animal models to support preclinical development of drug candidates. Experience in the development of novel assays including cellbased, flow cytometry, ELISA, fluorescence is a strong asset.


  • A strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry
  • Strong record of scientific accomplishments
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication


  • Experience with in vivo animal tumor models
  • Experience with carrying out pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics/pharmacodynamics studies with small molecules 
  • Experience in cellular biology & biochemical/biophysical assay development

About the employer

The Gunning group is one of the leaders in the fields of molecular recognition and medicinal chemistry with a strong record of academic publications and patents. The laboratory has an extensive and global network of academic, industrial, and governmental collaborators. Our group offers a highly dynamic and innovative research environment with pharma-quality services and instruments. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a cover letter. For inquiries and to submit your application package, contact Barry Netto (