Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at The University of British Columbia
Application deadline: May 31, 2022
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
For more than fifty years, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology has played an active and important role at UBC and in the greater scientific community. The Department is home to approximately 90 research laboratories from fifteen Departments organized into nine research clusters, fostering a strong foundation for innovation and collaborations.
All members of the Department maintain active, well-funded research programs that encompass many areas of modern biochemistry, and molecular and structural biology. The Department hosts an active Graduate program with more than 90 students and offers over fifteen undergraduate courses and laboratory courses for honours, major and minor Undergraduate programs.
About the Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at The University of British Columbia
The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia will be hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Laboratory of Dr. Leonard Foster starting September 1, 2022.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will collaborate very closely with another Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at Simon Fraser University for the project “Identification of the target sites of a new acaricide against the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor”. The successful candidate will perform proteomic analyses and will also perform bioinformatic analyses and compile short-lists of potential target proteins. Thus, knowledge of proteomics and bioinformatics is necessary for this position.
- Candidates require a Ph.D. in either biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, molecular biology or protein biophysics, obtained within the past five years.
- Abilities to work with small-molecule probes, protein extracts (of soluble and/or membrane-bound proteins) and protein purification/proteolysis systems are essential.
- Knowledge of proteomics/peptide mass spectrometry, molecular modelling of proteins, honey bees or varroa mites are assets but can also be learned while on the project.
Candidates interested must apply via the UBC Careers website.