Research Associate

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 7 January

The University of British Columbia

  • Description

    Faculty of Dentistry
    Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences

    A contract-funded Research Associate position in the area of mass spectrometry and proteomics is available beginning February 1, 2019, for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate should be a chemist or biochemist with extensive experience in proteomics.

    Required scientific background:
    • A PhD degree in biochemistry or chemistry, or a related discipline with Post-Doctoral training highly desired in proteomics and mass spectrometry.
    • Ability to independently prepare protein samples and perform isotope labeling and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and data analysis, and trouble shoot.
    • Knowledge of various mass spectrometry data analysis software including Mascot, MaxQuant, Scaffold, the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline software systems are required.
    • Capacity to run a nano-LC and mass spectrometer, trouble shoot and perform simple repairs is a requirement.
    • Familiarity with a Bruker Impact II, Tims-TOF pro with nano-Elute and a Thermo Velos is highly desirtable.
    • A fundamental knowledge of the scientific literature and the ability to rapidly assimilate new areas.

    Additional requirements:
    • The work will entail multiple N-terminomics analyses by TAILS and often PICS, and so familiarity/expertise in these techniques would be a considerable advantage.
    • Very good interpersonal and communication skills with experience in setting and achieving goals, both alone and in a team environment.
    • Ability to work independently. As well the candidate must work in a collaborative research environment and so handle conflicting demands for instrument time and data analysis from other members of the lab.
    • Ability to successfully publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Show excellent critical thinking skills and be able to bring new techniques to the system.

    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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

    Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by January 31, 2019.

    Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.
  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: Ph.D.
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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