Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
5d ago

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.

Organizational Status :

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.

Work Performed :

  • 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.

    Minimum Qualifications :

    PhD degree in the biosciences

    At least 4 years experience in laboratory research

    Experience in cell biology with an emphasis on neurobiology

    Extensive knowledge of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics

    Experience with disease model systems a plus

    Proven ability to multi-task in a deadline oriented environment with minimal supervision

    Effective oral and written communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills

    Excellent organizational skill and ability to learn new skills quickly

    Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

    Accuracy and attention to detail required

    Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.


    Works independently under direction of PI, Dr. Michael Hayden

    Opportunities to work collaboratively with Industry partners and other researchers at UBC and globally


    Assists and oversees research assistants and students as required

    Assists and provides guidelines to other research members, as required


    Study may be jeopardized if not conducted according to ethical requirements as laid out by the University and by regulatory authorities

    Study files must be kept secured to ensure that patient confidentiality is not compromised

    An error within the realm of a research study may result in biased or incomplete data and skewed study results

    Errors made could influence the ability of the research team to meet critical deadlines, as well as compromise the results of research project, and therefore impact the credibility of the Principal Investigator.

    Poor decisions may be damaging to the reputation of the Principal Investigator, the School, and the University and could lead to incorrect or inappropriate policy

    recommendations being made.

    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 dng 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.

    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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