Research Associate

Vancouver, British Columbia
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Aug 21, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Applications are invited for a position of Research Associate to join the Nislow-Giaever laboratory, a world-class Chemogenomics platform at the University of British Columbia. The laboratory has 6-8 trainees; a suite of laboratory automation devices and performs hundreds of high-throughput molecular genetic screens each month for a diverse array of collaborators.

We are seeking a scientist to lead research projects and to implement a robust data analysis pipeline for Chemogenomics screens and RNA-seq analysis, with a specific focus on overseeing all screening activities to ensure effective and efficient management of all the research projects in the Nislow-Giaver lab.

The successful candidate would be expected to develop and implement research protocols for high throughput screening and next generation sequencing and will manage the Bar-SEQ database and robotics. The candidate will also manage the Nislow-Giaver lab, including the procedures associated with yeast strain and human cell culturing, basic molecular biology techniques, the operation and maintenance of laboratory automation robots, and sample preparation for next generation sequencing and operation of Next Generation Sequencers.

The successful candidate must exhibit excellent communication skills; a demonstrated potential for excellence in research productivity; a Ph.D., or M.D., or Pharm.D., or equivalent degree. The successful candidate will seek to share their research findings through publications, presentations, and other knowledge transfer activities. They will collaborate with various units within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC Research Services and also other internal and external researchers. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate some experience in writing or assisting with the writing of grant applications.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications, including a cover letter stating the research interests, detailed curriculum vitae and the contact information of three potential references must be submitted online.

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.