Resources for researchers

NMIN Strategic Initiatives Funding

Open, ongoing call for applications

NMIN’s Strategic Initiatives (SI) program supports rapid responses to just-in-time research, commercialization or knowledge mobilization opportunities.

Budgets may be requested to a maximum of $50,000. Projects must be achievable within a one-year timeframe and be aligned with NMIN’s mission and vision.

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Video recordings from NMIN webinars and other events

In addition to the presentations below, which have a commercialization skills-enhancing or training focus, additional recordings of research/scientific presentations are also available for the following past NMIN events: Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2020; IDT Symposium 2020 (Developing Genetic Drugs using nucleic acids & LNPs); rhAmpSeq™ CRISPR: Multiplexed Amplicon Sequencing & Analysis; Recent Advancements in CRISPR Reagents

All NMIN videos can also be viewed on NMIN’s YouTube channel.

Intellectual Property (IP) Management tools

These three interactive tools take you step-by-step through the processes of: deciding if you are in a position to pursue a patent for your IP; determining if you have Freedom to Operate (FTO); and filing a patentthree fundamental components of IP management.

NMIN’s three interactive tools take you step-by-step through the processes of: deciding if you are in a position to pursue a patent for your IP; determining if you have Freedom to Operate (FTO); and filing a patentthree fundamental components of IP management.


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Should I get
a patent?

A step-by-step guide

Do I have
freedom to operate?

A step-by-step guide

what’s involved?

A step-by-step guide

These tools were developed in collaboration with Wendy Lamson, Partner & Patent Agent, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall.

Take a video tour of the tools with Wendy.

Related NMIN videos


Postdoctoral position with Cuprous Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Cuprous seeks a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow with expertise in formulation development to prepare, characterize, troubleshoot, and optimize nanoformulations for in vitro and in vivo applications at various scales.

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Postdoctoral position @ Université de Montreal

Dr. Isabelle Brunette’s research group is looking for a postdoctoral fellow who wishes to explore new frontiers in gene therapy and vision science.

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Postdoctoral positions in the Cullis lab @ UBC

The Cullis Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at UBC is currently seeking two highly motivated, full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows with a Ph.D in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology, or a related field. Read the job posting

Postdoctoral position open in Kelley Laboratory @ UofT

Dr. Shana Kelley is looking for an engineer or biologist with interest and expertise in tumor immunology and cell therapy, to join her multidisciplinary team developing a new platform for cell therapy.

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Various openings @ Precision Nanosystems

Precision Nanosystems, a global leader in innovative solutions for the discovery, development, and manufacture of novel nanoparticle medicines, is hiring. Positions range from research assistants to scientists.

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Topical Macromolecule Formulation Scientist I with Avro Life Science

Seeking candidates with 5+ years of experience in the development of topical formulations, ideally possessing a doctoral degree.

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Graduate Positions: Ellen Wasan Lab, University of Saskatchewan

Work on nanoparticle formulation development in Dr. Wasan’s CIHR-funded drug delivery laboratory; one MSc and one PhD position for graduate students in the pharmacy program.

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Enrepreneurial postdoctoral position in Shoichet lab @ UofT

Dr. Molly Shoichet has an open position for an entrepreneurial postdoctoral fellow to help with the commercialization of a recently invented vitreous substitute hydrogel.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Tier 2 CRC Position

UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in either Molecular & Systems Pharmacology, or Nanomedicines & Chemical Biology.

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Research & Development Scientist with Interface Biologics Inc. in Toronto

Interface Biologics Inc. is looking for a motivated individual for a 12-month contract working on a project in collaboration with Evonik Canada, in the business line Health Care.

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Postdoctoral position in gene therapy @ UBC

Dr. Sarah Hedtrich has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow in non-viral gene therapy using CRISPR as part of a CIHR-funded grant. She seeks someone with a strong background in gene editing and (ideally) CRISPR-Cas.

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Nanomedicinal lab positions open @ University of Manitoba

Dr. Hagar Labouta is looking for excellent students/postdocs/research assistants/techicians with cell-culture experience to join her lab and work in interesting Nanomedicinal research areas.