Research Associate Position in Proteostasis
The laboratory of Dr. Thibault Mayor at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a motivated Research Associate to fill a position starting in the fall of 2018. The anticipated start date is November 15, 2018. The primary focus of this research team is to elucidate how misfolded proteins are targeted for degradation by the ubiquitin proteasome system and how proteostasis is maintained in the cell. The Mayor lab is funded by both the CIHR and NSERC and is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. The lab is located in a well-equipped research facility that provides a stimulating international and multidisciplinary research environment.
The candidate is expected to be a motivated team player, should have completed their PhD and have at least three years of postdoctoral research experience in a field related to protein homeostasis (e.g., the ubiquitin proteasome system or protein folding). The candidate needs to have a strong expertise in cell biology including extensive experience in mammalian tissue culture cell techniques, be well versed in most standard molecular biology methods, have strong skills in biochemistry including protein expression and purification, and proficiency in one high throughput approach such as mass spectrometry or RNA-Seq analysis. Considered applicants will have published several first author research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals from both their PhD and postdoctoral work. Applicants also need to demonstrate experience in writing research grant proposals, for instance evidenced by obtaining a postdoctoral fellowship or other.
Send applications by email to Dr. Thibault Mayor (email@example.com) with a Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Motivation. Please include “Research Associate Position in Proteostasis” in the email subject line; incorrectly addressed applications will not be considered. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is available starting fall 2018. Applications will be reviewed after October 26, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.
“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.”