Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Biomaterials

Department of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Posted: September 30, 2019

A contract-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of biomaterials is available beginning January 1, 2020, for 1 year initially with the possibility of an extension. The ideal candidate will have a degree in dentistry or a related discipline, with at least 2 years of research experience.

The successful candidate must possess:
• A PhD degree in biomaterials, polymer chemistry, or another closely related discipline.
• Proficiency with the following techniques:
o Mechanical characterization tests (flexural strength, diametral strength, compressive strength, tensile strength, ultra microhardness, fracture toughness, fatigue tests, etc.)
o Chemical characterization tests (FTIR, Raman, TGA, EDX, etc.)
o Bond strength tests (shear, microshear, tensile, and microtensile tests)
o Microbiological screening tests for biomaterials (MIC, MBC, CFU, etc.)
o Experience with scanning electron and confocal microscopy
o Statistical analysis and image software
o Additional complementary techniques would be considered beneficial
• Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment.
• Ability to arrange and present data using computer software.
• Proficiency in writing scientific publications in English.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by December 1, 2019 to:

Ingrid Ellis
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
E-mail: iellis@dentistry.ubc.ca

Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Proteomics and Protease Biology

Brömme Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Posted: August 9, 2019

Area: Protease biology and proteomics
Duration: 1 year; based on performance can be extended for up to 3 years
Start date: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled
Stipend: $45,000 Canadian per year plus benefits

Position Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and independent-thinking postdoctoral candidate studying the cellular ligase activities of protease. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Dieter Brömme and will use cellular, biochemical, protein chemistry, and mass-spectrometry-based proteomics approaches. The candidate will be part of a collaborative team. The minimum academic requirement is a PhD in a life science subject received not more than 2 years ago.

Qualifications required:
• Candidate must have extensive experience in various proteomics technologies including being capable of performing LC-tandem mass spectrometry techniques (LC-MS/MS) and the appropriate data analysis.
• Candidate must have extensive expertise in cell culture techniques (cell lines and primary cells).
• Candidate is required to have expertise in various protein separation techniques (FPLC, HPLC, other chromatography techniques, electrophoresis, immunoprecipitation).
• Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have demonstrated the capacity to write research protocols and papers as well as to maintain meticulous research records.
• Candidate must be independent yet collaborative, self-motivated, capable of creative thinking, and driven with a desire to pursue a career as an independent academic scientist.

Instructions:
• Cover letter outlining your research interest and suitability for the position
• CV
• At least 2 first-author paper examples and a track-record of international conference presentations
• Name and contact information for 3 references

Applications should be sent to:
Dieter Brömme, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Protease and Diseases
The University of British Columbia
E-mail: dbromme@dentistry.ubc.ca

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning, and research that is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Drug Development

Brömme Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Posted: August 9, 2019

Area: Musculoskeletal disease or skin aging models and drug development
Duration: 1 year; based on performance can be extended for up to 3 years
Start date: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled
Stipend: $45,000 Canadian per year plus benefits

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and independent-thinking postdoctoral candidate studying novel approaches to developing multifunctional drug therapies for musculoskeletal diseases and/or skin aging. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Dieter Brömme and will use cellular, biochemical, and various imaging approaches (confocal/SEM/TEM/µCT). The candidate will be part of a collaborative team. The minimum academic requirement is a PhD in a life science/medical science subject received not more than 3 years ago.

Qualifications required:
• Candidate must have extensive experience in biochemistry, cell biology, musculoskeletal or skin aging biology, and rodent disease models.
• Candidate must have extensive experience in drug application methods (oral, injectable, topical), animal care and record keeping, blood withdrawal, and animal dissecting skills.
• Candidate is required to have histology and immunohistochemistry skills.
• Hands-on experience in various imaging (µCT, confocal time-lapse, SEM) and cell-sorting techniques is expected.
• Some experience in pharmacokinetic techniques and analysis would be beneficial.
• Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have demonstrated the capacity to write research protocols and papers as well as to maintain meticulous research records.
• Candidate must be independent yet collaborative, self-motivated, capable of creative thinking, and driven with a desire to pursue a career as an independent academic scientist or a career in a drug development company.

Instructions:
• Cover letter outlining your research interest and suitability for the position
• CV
• At least 2 first-author paper examples and a track record of international conference presentations
• Name and contact information for 3 references

Applications should be sent to:
Dieter Brömme, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Protease and Diseases
The University of British Columbia
E-mail: dbromme@dentistry.ubc.ca

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning, and research that is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Posted: August 8, 2019

A grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available beginning October 1, 2019, for 1 year initially with the possibility of an extension. This position requires expertise in higher/health education specifically pertaining to the areas of curriculum, policy measurement, and/or learning. Strong knowledge and skills in statistical analysis are preferred.

The successful candidate must possess:
• A doctorate degree (PhD).
• Ability to prepare, implement, and/or manage educational research projects.
• Ability to arrange and present data analysis results to both health science and education communities.
• Ability to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
• Highly developed quantitative skills.
• Demonstrated scholarship evidence in the field of educational research.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of various research methods commonly used in social science research.
• Good interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals, both alone and in a team environment.

It will be highly desirable if the candidate has a PhD in Education, wishes to use this year to also develop her/his own line of research, and can take the initiative to co-apply for research funding.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by September 15, 2019 to:

Ingrid Ellis
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
E-mail: iellis@dentistry.ubc.ca

Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

For any questions related to the nature of the job, please contact Dr. HsingChi von Bergmann at hsingchi.von.bergmann@ubc.ca.