Research Opportunities

Research Associate Position in Host/Microbial Interactions in Oral Infectious Diseases

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

Posted: January 21, 2020

A grant-funded Research Associate position in the area of host/microbial interactions in oral infectious diseases is available April 1, 2020 for 3 years with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate should be a dentist/scientist with extensive experience in immunology and bone research.

Required scientific background:
• A PhD, DMD, MD, or equivalent degree.
• Expertise in immunology, osteoimmunology, molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry.
• Experience in bacterial culture, cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques, histomorphometry, immunohistochemistry, and immunofluorescence.
• Familiarity with performing novel epigenetic techniques, RNA sequencing, and single cell sequencing would be a considerable advantage.
• Ability to independently carry out in vivo animal studies and troubleshoot is strongly preferred.
• A fundamental knowledge of the scientific literature and the ability to rapidly assimilate new areas is highly desirable.

Additional requirements:
• Excellent organizational skills and meticulous lab notes.
• Experience supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students.
• 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 as within a collaborative research laboratory.
• Proven track record of publishing scientific research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
• Must show excellent critical thinking skills and readily demonstrate new techniques to colleagues.

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 February 29, 2020 to:

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

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.