Updated: April 20, 2013
Full Time Research Associate Position
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of British Columbia
Posted: April 20, 2013
A full time Research Associate position is available with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia. Responsibilities include formulation of lipid nanoparticles, optimization of lipid nanoparticles for in vitro and in vivo systems, assay development and physical characterization of lipid nanoparticles, as well as assisting/training junior laboratory members. Qualifications include extensive experience in formulating lipid nanoparticles, experience formulating and handling radioactive materials, extensive confocal microscopy and FACS experience, complete animal care certification with practical rodent experience, experience with primary cell lines, tumour & other in vivo models, experience in organizing and co-ordinating pharmacokinetics and biodistribution studies, and experience with fundamental biochemistry and molecular biology techniques.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in a life sciences discipline plus a minimum of 3 yrs of postdoctoral experience with strong emphasis on managing & supporting complex research and applied projects; experience in project management, manuscript and grant preparation, and strong communication skills are essential. A CV and three references should be sent by May 15, 2013.
Ms. Cayetana Schluter
Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Information on the UBC Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology can be found at www.biochem.ubc.ca. Initial appointment will begin on July 1, 2013 and will be for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance review. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal person, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Appointment may be considered at a higher rank for a woman of exceptional qualifications.
Postdoctoral Position in Biochemistry of EMMPRIN and extracellular matrix molecules
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary, Alberta
Posted: April 8, 2013
A position for a postdoctoral fellow is available immediately for a highly qualified individual to work on protease and extracellular matrix biology in inflammatory disorders, particularly in the context of multiple sclerosis. A major focus will be the interactions of EMMPRIN (CD147) and extracellular matrix proteins with other molecules, and the molecular mechanisms involved. The applicant must have a solid background in protein biochemistry and extensive experience with interrogating signal transduction pathways. The applicant must be a recent PhD graduate (less than 2 years) or about to obtain a PhD.
The Yong laboratory supports a broad spectrum of research infrastructure and expertise, has about 15 individuals at most times, and is committed to advancing the career aspirations of trainees in academia. Our projects are largely grouped into the area of neuroimmunology, neuroprotection and CNS recovery. Conditions that we work on include multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and gliomas.
The Yong laboratory is located in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Institute is home to over 100 neuroscientists working on various aspects of basic and applied neurobiology, creating a highly stimulating and vibrant research and training environment.
Please send a cover letter, CV and names of 2 references to Dr. V. Wee Yong before (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty of Science
Department of Chemistry
Posted: March 20, 2013
The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.
The Department welcomes applicants who have demonstrated excellence in research in any area of Biochemistry, particularly in Applied Biochemistry/Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Biochemistry. Applicants must have completed their PhD degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry, and preferably have postdoctoral research experience in Biochemistry or related areas.
The successful candidate will be assigned to teach Biochemistry courses and must be committed to curriculum development within the Honours Biochemistry & Biotechnology program in the Department of Chemistry and supervision of undergraduate and graduate research. The successful candidate should have excellent potential in both teaching and research and will be expected to attract external funding and develop an active research program.
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching experience and interests, a research proposal, and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees to:
Dr. Masoud Jelokhani-Niaraki, Chair,
Department of Chemistry,
Wilfrid Laurier University,
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Applicants can learn more about the Department of Chemistry at Laurier at www.wlu.ca/science/chemistry. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2013.
Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of Human Resources Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Jeanette Haas, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Science.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Paul Jessop . For further information, please refer to the equity policy page.