A Research Associate position is available in Dr. Yu Tian Wang’s research group in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Neurology. The successful candidate will have a PhD and at least 4 years of postdoctoral research experience in neuroscience.
The successful candidate should be self-motivated and possess the ability to conduct research projects independently, as well as to work in a team environment and coordinate collaborations. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and mentoring skills; and will be responsible for supervising/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Research experience in neuronal electrophysiology (in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo), expertise in synaptic plasticity is desirable
Experience in drug discovery and development
Experience in animal pharmacology and the generation of animal models
Experience with funding/grant applications
Strong publication record in the field of neuroscience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
Designing and conducting scientific projects in the following areas:
Hippocampal synaptic plasticity
Drug discovery and development on neurological phenomenon, including depression, anxiety, pain, and learning and memory
Assisting Dr. Wang in applications for funding/grants for the group
Assisting Dr. Wang in writing of scientific manuscripts, reviews and communications
Mentoring junior members of the research group
The successful candidate will report to Dr. Yu Tian Wang. The position is for a one year term with possibility of extension. The desired start date is June 16, 2018.
Salary will be at minimum $55,258 (CAD) per annum, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send a detailed CV and the names/contact information of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 will be given priority.
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About Yu Tian Wang
Yu Tian Wang, MD, Ph.D, FRSC
Professor, Department of Medicine
DM Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia