The laboratory of Dr. Joerg Bohlmann at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a Research Associate to fill a position starting in the fall of 2019. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2019. The Bohlmann lab is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories and the Department of Botany and Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. The lab is located in a well-equipped research facility that provides a stimulating international and multidisciplinary research environment.
The position is focused on research to elucidate how the bioproduct montbretin A and related metabolites, are produced in nature and to translate this knowledge for bioengineering of plants and microorganisms. Another second focus of the position is on terpene bioengineering.
The successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD and at least four years of postdoctoral experience in both flavonoid and terpene biochemistry. Specifically, the candidate must have demonstrated experience with (1) favonoid and terpenoid metabolite analyses by LCMS and GCMS; (2) gene discovery by genome-and transcriptome analysis and biochemical characterization of terpene synthase, cytochromes P450, UDP-dependent glycosyltransferase, and acyltransferase; (3) metabolic pathway engineering of terpenes and flavoids in E.coli, yeast and tobacco.Demonstrated experience must be documented with first-author publications in impact-factor (>5) journals. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in the preparation of research proposals for funding agencies and patent applications.
Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Joerg Bohlmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Motivation. Please include "Research Associate Position in BioProducts" in the email subject line; incorrectly addressed applications will not be considered. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is available starting fall 2019. Applications will be reviewed after October 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.
"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 National, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person."
"All qualified candidates are encourage to apply; however Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority."
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