The Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) of the Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is pleased to announce the posting of the Whaley and Harding Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal/Fetal/Neonatal Research

The Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) of the Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is pleased to announce the posting of the:

Whaley and Harding Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maternal/Fetal/Neonatal Research

Dr. David Whaley, a 1926 graduate of the University of Toronto, was the first specialist pediatrician in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and practiced there from 1931 through 1970. Dr. Paul Harding was the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Western University from 1982 to 1992. This Fellowship honours their enduring commitment to advancing education and research excellence in clinical practice. The primary objective of the donors is to enhance the health of pregnant mothers, their infants and children, by supporting postdoctoral trainees in internationally recognized research in maternal, fetal and neonatal health in CHRI/Lawson and Western.

A two-year fulltime contract postdoctoral fellowship position ($40,000/annum) is available to either MD and/or PhD, who has a previous track record of research in the field of maternal, fetal and newborn health. The research will be carried out in a basic science laboratory or a clinical program under the supervision of a Scientist or Associate Scientist within the CHRI of Lawson, affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

Present areas of research include: blastocyst/embryonic development; placentation and placental diseases including preeclampsia and placental insufficiency; molecular and cellular mechanisms of fetal and placental growth; Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and mechanisms; maternal and pregnancy disorders and impact on fetal growth and development; hypoxia and fetal/neonatal brain development; and genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that control gene expression during organogenesis and genomic imprinting. Further information can be found on the following websites: http://www.lawsonresearch.ca/; https://www.lawsonresearch.ca/chri; http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/obsgyn/; http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/paediatrics/; http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/

Please submit your application letter and a completed application form including a brief description of the research project, CV of supervisor(s), CV of potential trainee if identified, and other supportive documents to:

Christine Koustrup

Administrative Coordinator

Children’s Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute

800 Commissioners Road East London, Ontario, Canada N6C 2V5

Christine.Koustrup@lhsc.on.ca

The deadline date for submission is Friday, November 20, 2020.