The candidate would work within a dynamic and vibrant lab with a proven track record of outstanding achievements and contributions in translational biomedical research. This position allows the candidate to contribute bold and innovative research that can be translated to new approaches to treatments for patients.
This position’s primary focus in the lab will be to lead and participate in projects concentrated on investigating molecular mechanisms of Huntington disease pathogenesis and developing novel therapeutics. Using the wide network of connections and collaborations of the principal investigator, and extensive biomedical resources at the institution, candidates will be able to build on the existing research of the lab to quickly start up their own research projects.
The position will provide a unique opportunity for mentoring trainees, supervising technicians and interacting with industry. This is an excellent platform to receive outstanding training to gain the important skills for a successful medical research career in academia or industry.
This full-time grant funded position with the University of British Columbia, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, allows the candidate to flourish under the guidance of an experienced mentor who is the most cited author in the field of Huntington Disease.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will play a leadership role in the Hayden lab, and will be reporting directly to Dr. Michael Hayden who is the primary investigator of the laboratory.
Management and supervision of technicians;
May be involved in recruitment and training of technicians;
Performing regular reviews of the relevant literature;
Planning and designing of experiments;
Analyzing, interpreting and compiling data in study reports, presenting results, and participating in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant application packages;
Updating Dr. Hayden and the group on the status of projects during lab meetings, in email correspondence and phone conferences;
Managing projects with key academic and industry partners.
Works independently under direction of PI, Dr. Michael Hayden
Opportunities to work collaboratively with Industry partners and other researchers at UBC
Assists and oversees research assistants and students as required
Assists and provides guidelines to other research members, as required
How to Apply
Exceptional candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and fit with the laboratory’s research, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees willing to provide letters of reference.
Please send all applications electronically to Dawn Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.
Due to the number of resumes we receive, we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone, or provide the status of the competition. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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 will be given priority.