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  • January 1, 2016

    One Masters-level student position is available in Dr. Joerg Bohlmann's lab in the Michael Smith laboratories, at UBC.  The position has been created to provide research support for a project looking at the role of resin vesicles in seed germination of conifer trees.  The student will gain experience in terpenoid analysis through GC-MS along with various microscopy techniques. The ideal candidate will have some experience in plant biology and be interested in conifer biochemistry.

    The Bohlmann Laboratory is distinguished for its research on specialized metabolism (terpenoid...

  • March 1, 2015
    February 4, 2015


    We invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL). We seek an experienced UBC scientist with an established international reputation to lead and advance the MSL’s interdisciplinary biotechnology research and outreach activities. The Director must have demonstrated leadership abilities,...

  • March 4, 2015

    Michael Smith Laboratories

    University of British Columbia

    Position: The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with experience in cell biology and an interest in diabetes research. The position is initially a one year fellowship, renewable up to three years.   

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that afflicts >400 billion people, with no cure and devastating complications despite insulin treatment.  It has recently been shown that a few mL of islet cells can much improve the treatment diabetes...

  • October 30, 2015

    A Research Associate position is available in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. This position will provide advanced laboratory research and group support for a project on the molecular genetic analysis of pathogenic fungi that attack animal hosts. The research project will employ functional genomic approaches with the goal of obtaining and mining transcriptome data to identify target genes for subsequent deletion. The RA will also build knock-out constructs and insertion libraries, and screen transformants for mutations resulting from targeted and random...

  • November 6, 2015

    A Research Associate position is available within the Tokuriki Research Group at the Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia to work in enzyme discovery and experimental evolution of enzymes. The successful candidate will use directed evolution techniques to enhance the performance of microbial enzymes, characterize evolutionary trajectories and develop and implement strategies for the analysis of genome-scale screens for enzymes with potential for biotechnological application. In particular, the aim is to screen nitroreductase enzymes for degradation of...