Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates


Positions available

Postdoctoral Position - Laboratory of Dr. Brian Rodrigues DETAILS »
Postdoctoral Position - Laboratory of Dr. Kishor Wasan, Division of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics DETAILS »
Research Associate Position - Laboratory of Drs. Guri Giaever and Corey Nislow DETAILS »

Postdoctoral Position - Laboratory of Dr. Brian Rodrigues

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Rodrigues, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The individual will be responsible for the design and execution of research projects involved in investigating the switch in cardiac energy supply (from glucose to fatty acid) following diabetes. Applicants must therefore have extensive knowledge and experience in various lab techniques to investigate cardiac metabolism, using animal modeling, cell culture (endothelial cells and cardiomyocyte isolation), molecular biology, and biochemistry. Applicants should have a PhD in pharmacology, biochemistry, or a related field with relevant experience.

You will be expected to take the lead role in your projects, to publish manuscripts as a first author, and to present your projects and data at lab meetings, as well as international meetings.

A high level of participation in a collaborative team setting is required, with a high level of self-motivation, excellent time management skills, ability to demonstrate creativity and sound judgment. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills is preferred as the candidate is expected to work closely with graduate students. The candidate should demonstrate strong writing skills to ensure writing of quality scientific publications and grant applications. 

You are also strongly encouraged to seek independent funding for your projects, and only competitive applicants who have the possibility to secure external sources of funding (CIHR, CDA, etc.) will be considered. Preference will be given to those with a strong publication record.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please send a curriculum vitae, a description of your research experience, a statement of your research interests, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Brian Rodrigues
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
2405 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Email: rodrigue@mail.ubc.ca

 

Postdoctoral Position - Laboratory of Dr. Kishor Wasan, Division of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kishor Wasan, Professor & Chair, Division of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics. The individual will be responsible for investigating the effect of novel formulations of a number of antifungal compounds on antifungal activity in a variety of cell cultures and models. Applicants should have a PhD in pharmaceutics, biochemistry, microbiology or a related field with relevant experience and should have an interest in developing novel methods. Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, protein biochemistry, and cell culture is preferred.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please send a curriculum vitae, a description of your research experience, a statement of your research interests, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Kishor M. Wasan, Professor
Division of Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
2146 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604-822-6772
Fax: 604-822-3035
Email: kwasan@mail.ubc.ca

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Postdoctoral Position - Laboratory of Drs. Guri Giaever and Corey Nislow

Salary: Commensurate with level of experience

Status: Full-time

A research associate position is available in computational biology and bioinformatics in the laboratory of Drs. Guri Giaever and Corey Nislow in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Our lab in actively involved in a number of system biology approaches (e.g., next generation sequencing, microarray, functional screening, imaging) to answer applied and fundamental questions in biology and medicine. 

Responsibilities will include:

• Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to design experiments

• Analyzing the output of high-throughput runs for quality and biological meaning

• Contributing to the publication of results

• Developing and publishing new analytical methods, where needed

• Contributing to software libraries, which are written in R, C/C++, Python and SQL

Experiments include (but are not limited to):

• ChIP-seq

• RNA-seq

• Digital gene expression

• Whole exome re-sequencing

• Whole genome re-sequencing

Minimal qualifications:

• 2+ years of training in computational biology and bioinformatics 

• Experience with a statistical programming language (e.g., Matlab, R)

• Excellent teamwork/collaboration and interpersonal skills

• Proficiency in written and spoken English

• Good communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

• Experience analyzing next generation sequencing data

• Experience with a general programming language (e.g., Java, C/C++), a scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python) and SQL

• Experience with cluster computing

• Formal education in biology, statistics and computer science

• Experience with multi-person software development

Please send a curriculum vitae, a description of your research experience, a statement of your research interests, and the names of three referees.

Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website:

http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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