Post-Doctoral Fellow–In vivo Biology

Renaissance BioScience Corp. is a leading, global biological engineering company.  We believe biology can transform our world by creating the things we need in healthier, more productive, and sustainable ways. Using our proprietary biological engineering platform, we create transformative solutions to real-world problems in global industries like food and beverage, agriculture, chemicals, and healthcare.


Looking for scientists, entrepreneurs, and imagineers.

We spend our waking hours custom crafting microorganisms that help protect humanity and the environment. 

Interested in joining us? Let's talk.


Our Employee Values:

  1. Communication = Open, honest, and effective communication is the cornerstone of how we work.
  2. Teamwork = We are accountable individually and as part of a team. Every person—across all departments and levels—are valuable members of our team. 
  3. Entrepreneurship = Our company is founded on an entrepreneurial mindset driving technological innovation in biology. Asking "what's possible", and questioning "what's not."

To help build our leading research and development team, we aim to hire smart people who are self-starters and results-driven. If you are a team player looking for an opportunity to grow your career in a fast-paced, rapidly growing life sciences company, please consider applying for the opportunity below today.

Position Summary

Renaissance is looking for a collaborative and detail orientated Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with our R&D team in collaboration with Dr. Laura Sly (Principal Investigator and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC). This scientific collaboration, funded by MITACS, will investigate the therapeutic potential of Renaissance’s microbially delivered siRNA platform in Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis models in mice. This role will split time between the RBSC labs located on the University of British Columbia’s main campus and the Sly lab at BC Children’s Hospital, in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

Reporting to the Principal Scientist – Discovery Group, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for designing and conducting cell biology and murine animal model R&D experiments to advance the company’s bioactive molecule production and delivery platform technology for use in healthcare.

In addition to the specific research project, this role also provides an opportunity to spearhead in vitro and in vivo method development, including the development of a variety of cell-based assays and lead the application of this innovative technology to a murine animal model. These assays will form a key component of our growing bioactive molecule discovery pipeline. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved with research that will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as in patents.

Our ideal candidate is an independent thinker and problem solver that thrives on teamwork in a fast-paced, innovative environment. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Education & Experience Required:

Position Details

This is a full-time, one-year term contract, with potential for annual renewal. General workdays are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday; occasional evening and/or weekend work required to meet deadlines.

This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate. All positions in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital require a Criminal Record Check (CRC). A pre-employment CRC is required as part of the recruitment process and any offer of employment is contingent pending positive results of the CRC.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter indicating why you feel you are a fit for this role to Please indicate Post-doctoral Fellow in the subject line.

We would like to thank all applicants who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, thank you.

About Renaissance BioScience Corp.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Renaissance is an Environmental Impact company whose bioengineering platform technologies develop innovative, market-ready, functional microorganisms that provide solutions to a broad range of health, environmental and industrial problems. Detailed information about the Renaissance group of companies is available at