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Research Associate, Microbiology

University of British Columbia

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is seeking a highly qualified and motivated full time Research Associate to start on July 1st 2019, under the supervision of Dr. Carolina Tropini. This position is fully grant-funded and will primarily consist of research and writing up data for submission to research journals, as well as training other lab members in methods used. The research projects include mouse models of gastrointestinal disease and mechanistic understanding of bacteria and phages involved in microbiota resilience to physical perturbations.

Salary: $ 80,000.00

REQUIRMENTS:
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Microbiology or other relevant area, at least four years of postdoctoral experience, and a good track record of publication and successful grant/fellowship writing records. Applicants should be experienced in all the following:

In vivo experimental techniques:
• Gnotobiotic mouse husbandry (maintenance, weaning, mouse handling, tissue collection)
• Confocal and fluorescence microscopy
• Animal tissue imaging: immunostaining, FISH, laser capture microdissection
In vitro experimental techniques:
• Bacterial genetics
• Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial assays
• Mammalian cell culture
• Enzymatic assays, ELISA
• High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Computational techniques:
• Microbiome Bioinformatics (QIIME, DADA2, NGS metagenomics and metatranscriptomics pipelines)
• Computational modeling and analysis (MATLAB or Python preferred)
• Website design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Jekyll)
• Professional illustration (Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageJ)

Laboratory management:
• Mentoring and leading graduate students
• Grant writing
• Training the experimental and computational techniques above
• Maintaining lab inventory and purchasing orders

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 an 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.

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.

DURATION:
The position will begin July 1, 2019 for a period of 3 years. Possibility of extension.

To Apply
Deadline for Interested individuals is April 15th, 2019 applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, the names of three referees and copies of representative publications, to: micb.recruitment@ubc.ca.