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 http://cbr.ubc.ca

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, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Posted: August 17, 2018

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available beginning October 1, 2018, for 1 year initially with the possibility of an extension. This position requires expertise in cell biology, drug release, and animal work.

The successful candidate must possess:
  • A Doctorate Degree (PhD) in dentistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences, biological sciences, or other relevant discipline awarded within the last 5 years.
  • Experience with cell biology and molecular biology techniques (e.g. mammalian cell culture, qPCR and primer design, drug release, immunocytochemistry, Western blotting).
  • Preference will be given to those applicants with a strong background in bone biology and osteogenic differentiation of primary cell lines.
  • A strong background in animal handling and micro-computed tomography is an asset.
  • Ability to prepare, implement and/or manage scientific research projects.
  • Ability to arrange and present data using computer software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Capacity to perform both quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication and organizational skills.
  • Very good interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals.

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 September 30, 2018 to:

Ingrid Ellis
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
2199 Wesbrook Mall
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.