Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Posted: February 8, 2019

A grant-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available beginning June 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 March 31, 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.


Research Associate

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

Posted: February 7, 2019

A part-time (0.4 FTE) Research Associate position is available beginning April 1, 2019, for 6 months 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.
• 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, experimental diabetes, and osteogenic differentiation of primary cell lines.
• A strong background in animal handling is an asset (rat dosing, oral gavage, surgery, tissue and blood collection).
• Ability to prepare, implement, and 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 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.

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 March 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.


Research Associate

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

Posted: February 6, 2019

A contract-funded Research Associate position in the area of mass spectrometry and proteomics is available immediately for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate should be a chemist or biochemist with extensive experience in proteomics.

Required scientific background:
• A PhD degree in biochemistry or chemistry, or a related discipline with Post-Doctoral training highly desired in proteomics and mass spectrometry.
• Ability to independently prepare protein samples and perform isotope labeling and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and data analysis, and troubleshoot.
• Knowledge of various mass spectrometry data analysis software including Mascot, MaxQuant, Scaffold, and the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline software systems are required.
• Capacity to run a nano-LC and mass spectrometer, troubleshoot, and perform simple repairs is a requirement.
• Familiarity with Bruker Impact II, Tims-TOF pro with nano-Elute, and Thermo Velos is highly desirable.
• A fundamental knowledge of the scientific literature and the ability to rapidly assimilate new areas.

Additional requirements:
• The work will entail multiple N-terminomics analyses by TAILS and often PICS, and so familiarity/expertise in these techniques would be a considerable advantage.
• Very good interpersonal and communication skills with experience in setting and achieving goals, both alone and in a team environment.
• Ability to work independently. As well the candidate must work in a collaborative research environment and so handle conflicting demands for instrument time and data analysis from other members of the lab.
• Ability to successfully publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
• Show excellent critical thinking skills and be able to bring new techniques to the system.

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 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.