Career Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Molecular Yeast Biology

A Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Professor Hennie JJ van Vuuren. The laboratory focuses on the functional analyses of non-annotated ORFs in S. cerevisiae.  We have recently discovered a microorganism that produces commercially important chemical compounds from xylose. The successful candidate will engineer this microorganism to over produce one of these compounds. Incentive stock options in Creatus Biosciences Inc. will be granted to scientists generating IP that becomes the subject of a Board-approved patent application. This will be a one year full-time position, subject to renewal.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology, Biological engineering or Biochemistry. Applicants must be able to work independently and have good communication skills in English. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas will be considered.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application process: Applicants can submit their cover letter, a CV and names of three referees to Dr. Hennie JJ van Vuuren hjjvv@mail.ubc.ca, no later than May 15, 2015.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Details
Job Type: Full-Time, Contract
Language: English
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): July 01, 2015
Minimum Education: Doctorate Degree
Job Location:
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada

Master’s Student Position in Grapevine Physiology/Functional Genomics

One M.Sc. student position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simone Castellarin.  The student will be enrolled within the Plant Science program at the University of British Columbia. The research program will focus on the control of fruit ripening and the role of environmental factors on determining fruit quality in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). The laboratory adopts a multidisciplinary approach that considers open field and greenhouse experiments, transcriptome (RNA-seq) and metabolome (GC/MS, LC/MS) analyses.

Graduate student qualifications: Applicants must hold a degree in Plant Science, Biology, Biochemistry or other related area with a strong academic record. Applicants must have previous lab experience and good communication skills in English. A stipend will be provided.

Application process: Interested candidates can submit their cover letter, CV and names of two referees to Dr. Simone D. Castellarin at wine.research@ubc.ca. Only qualified applicants will receive a reply.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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