Research Associate - The Laboratory of Chris Overall, Life Sciences Institute at The University of British Columbia

07 Feb 2019 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A contract-funded Research Associate position in the area of mass spectrometry and proteomics at The Laboratory of Chris Overall, Life Sciences Institute, is available immediately 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 troubleshoot.
  • Knowledge of various mass spectrometry data analysis software including Mascot, MaxQuant, Scaffold, and the Trans-Proteomic Pipeline software systems are required.
  • Capacity to run a nano-LC and mass spectrometer, troubleshoot, and perform simple repairs is a requirement.
  • Familiarity with Bruker Impact II, Tims-TOF pro with nano-Elute, and Thermo Velos is highly desirable.
  • 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.

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. 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 to:

Ingrid Ellis
UBC Faculty of Dentistry
2199 Wesbrook Mall, JBM 382A
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3

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.

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