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Research Associate - Chemical Genetics Research Program

University of British Columbia

Position Description

The position will be for an organic chemist to carry out the synthesis of biologically active natural products and analogs of biologically active natural products as part of a chemical genetics research program aimed at finding and optimizing new natural product drug lead compounds and discovering new drug targets. The successful candidate should have at a minimum a PhD in chemistry from a recognized university, postdoctoral research training, and 5 or more years of independent organic chemistry research experience. The successful candidate should be well versed in synthetic organic chemistry methodology, NMR and mass spectrometric characterization of organic compounds, chromatographic separation of organic compounds, computer aided drug design, graduate student research supervision, manuscript and research report preparation, and laboratory safety, and be able to work independently. The position will be at the Research Associate level and it is for one year and may be renewed subject to available funding. The position is available immediately and the successful candidate must be able to start as soon as the position is offered.

Anticipated Start Date

October 2019

Deadline for Applications

Review of all applications will begin on August 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity

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.
Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

How to Apply

Email your CV, three reference letters or contact information for three references to Raymond Andersen, Department of Chemistry, UBC: email

Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.