Postdoctoral fellow positions

The El-Halfawy lab invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary research project that aims to uncover novel biofilm-associated virulence factors and discover new solutions targeting bacterial wound infections. The project involves studying microbial virulence under infection-mimetic conditions in interdisciplinary studies using microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, and chemogenomics approaches. The drug discovery efforts will include screening synthetic small molecules and exploring natural products, including Indigenous remedies. More details on the areas of research interests of the lab can be found here: https://www.el-halfawylab.ca/our-research

Candidates with a Ph.D. in microbiology or related areas who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and research skills in their area of specialization, including peer-reviewed publications, are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive ongoing mentorship and various professional development opportunities to help them achieve their full potential and future career goals. They are expected to engage in cutting-edge research leading to peer-reviewed publications and mentoring undergraduate researchers.

The El-Halfawy lab houses state-of-the-art robotic instrumentation allowing large-scale bacterial colony pinning, liquid handling, and high-throughput screening. Lab members have access to additional instrumentation at the University of Regina, such as next-generation sequencing platforms at the Institute for Microbial Systems and Society. The lab is well-funded through various Federal, Provincial, and Institutional operating grants.

To apply:

Please email Dr. El-Halfawy the following:

o a cover letter

o a curriculum vitae

o the names and contact information (including telephone and e-mail) for three referees.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


The El-Halfawy lab values diversity and strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone that is based on respect for each individual's expertise, contribution, and differences. The lab and the University of Regina are committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories, underrepresented groups, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.