Job ID: 127631

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of British Columbia

  • Aug. 13, 2019
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • The University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Biochemistry

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Drug Development
Brömme Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Area: Musculoskeletal disease or skin aging models and drug development
Duration: 1 year; based on performance can be extended for up to 3 years
Start date: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled
Stipend: $45,000 Canadian per year plus benefits

Position Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and independent-thinking postdoctoral candidate studying novel approaches to developing multifunctional drug therapies for musculoskeletal diseases and/or skin aging. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Dieter Brömme and will use cellular, biochemical, and various imaging approaches (confocal/SEM/TEM/µCT). The candidate will be part of a collaborative team. The minimum academic requirement is a PhD in a life science/medical science subject received not more than 3 years ago.

Qualifications required:

  • Candidate must have extensive experience in biochemistry, cell biology, musculoskeletal or skin aging biology, and rodent disease models.
  • Candidate must have extensive experience in drug application methods (oral, injectable, topical), animal care and record keeping, blood withdrawal, and animal dissecting skills.
  • Candidate is required to have histology and immunohistochemistry skills.
  • Hands-on experience in various imaging (µCT, confocal time-lapse, SEM) and cell-sorting techniques is expected.
  • Some experience in pharmacokinetic techniques and analysis would be beneficial.
  • Candidate must have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have demonstrated the capacity to write research protocols and papers as well as to maintain meticulous research records.
  • Candidate must be independent yet collaborative, self-motivated, capable of creative thinking, and driven with a desire to pursue a career as an independent academic scientist or a career in a drug development company.


  • Cover letter outlining your research interest and suitability for the position
  • CV
  • At least 2 first-author paper examples and a track record of international conference presentations
  • Name and contact information for 3 references

Applications should be sent to:
Dieter Brömme, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Protease and Diseases
The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning, and research that is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. 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.

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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