A 2 year postdoctoral position is now open in the field of TB drug development at the University of British Columbia, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vancouver Canada and The Tres Cantos Open Laboratory, Madrid, Spain.
Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Job Description: We are looking for a highly motivated and independent researcher with an interest in finding novel drugs targeting intracellular mycobacteria. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research environment focusing on developing new phenotypic assays and will be responsible for conducting a screening campaign. Because M. tuberculosis is a Class 3 pathogen, the successful candidate will spend a significant amount of time working under Biosafety-Level-3 Laboratory containment. The project is funded through a grant recently awarded to Prof. Yossef Av-Gay and will require training in Canada before relocating to Madrid. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Minimum Qualification: Candidates should have a PhD in life sciences preferentially involving practical work using laboratory techniques in molecular microbiology and assay development. Experience working with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an asset.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.
Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Start Date: March 26, 2013
Deadline for applications: March 12, 2013
Submit CV and cover letter to Jeffrey Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are part of a research group, or are a student or post-doctoral fellow that would like to collaborate with researchers in the Division, please refer to the Members and Research pages and contact the researchers directly. We are always looking for talented people that are interested in working with us.
There are also many opportunities available at UBC – http://www.hr.ubc.ca/thinking_ubc/
and VGH – http://www.vch.ca/careers/