Research Associate, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
University of British Columbia
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia to work in the field of quantitative physiology.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or other relevant area, at least five years of postdoctoral experience, and a good publication and successful grant writing records. Applicants should be experienced in quantitative cellular physiology and have strong experience conducting [Ca2+] measurements in vascular endothelial cells by wide-field and confocal fluorescence microscopy, including a detailed and quantitative analysis of the data, with the purpose of elucidating spatio-temporal features of Ca2+ signaling in Marfan syndrome. An important asset would be experience in the development of mathematical computational models of ionic transport in cytosolic nanodomains of vascular endothelial cells, in conjunctions with projects aimed at understanding how nanodomain Ca2+ transients influence cell function signalling and are linked with disease downstream. Moreover, successful applicants will also be able to conduct, and characterize vascular endothelial cell ultrastructure by electron microscopy and generate realistic software pseudo-3D geometries as basis for the modeling described above. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a necessity as well as the ability to work in a team-environment.
DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:
The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research in a relatively independent manner, while managing a laboratory infrastructure with research assistants, graduate and undergraduate students. They are also expected to present results at various meetings, play an active role in developing research proposals, writing manuscripts for publication, and other related documents.
DURATION AND SALARY:
The position will begin November 15, 2018 for a period of 1 year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC hires on the basis of merit, is committed to employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Interested individuals should send, no later than November 15, 2018 their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, the names of three referees and copies of representative publications, to: Allison Rintoul, Administrative Manager, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics – email@example.com
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 will be given priority.