Research Opportunities


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Posted: November 9, 2018

A grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available beginning February 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.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate 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 31, 2018 to:

Ingrid Ellis
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
2199 Wesbrook Mall, JBM 382A
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
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.


Research Associate

Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Posted: December 6, 2018

A grant-funded Research Associate position in the area of drug-mediated regulation of chronic inflammation is available beginning January 7, 2019, for 1 year with the possibility of an extension.
This position requires expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, and animal work.

Required scientific background:
• A PhD degree in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, pharmacology).
• Proficiency with the following techniques is essential:
o Mammalian cell culture
o Methods to identify drug–protein target and off-target interactions
o Protein expression and localization
 – Western blotting (immunoprecipitation, pull-down assays)
 – Immunohisto- and cytochemistry using multi-fluorochromes and confocal microscopy
 – Multiplex cytokine analysis (Mesoscale)
o Gene expression
 – Quantitative RT-PCR
 – RNA interference
o Experience in all aspects of mouse protocol development and handling.

Additional requirements:
• Experience as a lab manager.
• Strong interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals.
• Ability to educate and train undergraduate and graduate students.
• Ability to arrange, interpret, and graph data using computer software (Prism GraphPad, SPSS).
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of the PI and collaborator teams.
• Strong verbal and written English communication and organizational skills.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by January 5, 2019 to:

Ingrid Ellis
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
2199 Wesbrook Mall, JBM 382A
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
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.