Research Opportunities

Research Associate

Centre for Blood Research
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Posted: July 6, 2018

A research associate position in platelet and neutrophil biology is available in the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada) for 1 year with the possibly of extension. The position requires expertise in cell biology, molecular biology and animal work.

Required scientific background:

  • A Ph.D. degree in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, immunology or other closely-related discipline).
  • Proficiency with the following techniques is essential:
    • Mammalian cell culture;
    • Immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy;
    • Flow cytometry. Preference will be given to applicants experienced in high-throughput cell screening or multi-colour panels.
    • Methods for studying protein/protein interactions (e.g. immunoprecipitation, pull-down assays and Western blotting).
  • Experience with mouse work is essential. Preference will be given to applicants experienced in mouse models of periodontal disease (periodontitis).
  • Experience with human and/or mouse platelets and neutrophils is an asset. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in platelet and/or neutrophil signaling.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals.
  • Ability to assist undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ability to arrange and present data using computer software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication and organizational skills.

Further Information

For further information, please contact both principal investigators (email addresses below):

Dr. Hugh Kim
Assistant Professor
UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Dr. Flavia Lakschevitz
Assistant Professor
UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Information on the Centre for Blood Research is available at

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