In this position, the candidate's primary responsibility is to lead research projects that focus on utilizing a combination of cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry techniques to study how epigenetic modifications underlie the differences in transcription regulation as a measure of early life experiences.
and write manuscripts and grants related to these projects.
In addition, the position will lead, instruct and supervise technicians and mentor graduate students.
This is a full-time grant funded position with the University of British Columbia, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics.
The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) is a UBC senate-approved centre and has been a world leader in genetic medicine for more than two decades.
The CMMT has 10 investigators who have expertise in the discovery of genetics and epigenetics of disease, biostatistical and computational approaches to disease analysis in genetic medicine, and modelling of genetic disease in organisms from yeast and worms to mice.
CMMT is a highly collegial environment in which groups share ideas and resources, and be able to develop multi-disciplinary collaborations addressing many genetic diseases, including neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, among others.
This position will play a leadership role in the Kobor lab, and will be reporting directly to Dr. Michael Kobor who is the primary investigator of the laboratory.
The position will directly supervise several graduate students and staff, and interact with collaborators on a regular basis.
Minimum Qualifications :
5 years) in epigenetics, data analysis, and paper and grant writing
CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR / JUDGEMENT
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 cmmt.ubc.ca.
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.
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