Careers

Research Associate Position at the Ocular Inflammation and Retinal Disease Laboratory

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia seeks applications for a Research Associate in Ocular Inflammation and Retinal Disease for a 3 year employment contract.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, performing experiments and drafting scientific manuscripts for publication in high ranked journals.  He/She will write ethics protocols and submit for REB approval. Independently reproduce, evaluate research and improve techniques currently used. Also, monitor and implement the concepts of quality management for laboratory. He/She will function autonomously with minimal supervision.

The candidate will be required to interact with graduate students and research technician and coordinate the efforts of lab members in conjunction with the Principle Investigator.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a MD and PhD degree in a related field and minimum five (5) years of related research management and administration experience, or an equivalent combination of education; training and experience.

Demonstrated experience on strategic planning and developing research projects and /or programs. Experienced conducting clinical trials. Computer experience required and proficiency in Microsoft office, GraphPad prism, flow Jo, Photoshop and NIS-Elements. Proficiency in immunological methods including flow cytometry, cell sorting, ELISA, immunoprecipitation, chromatin immune-precipitation (ChIP), and in vivo cytokine capture assays.

The candidate should have demonstrated grant writing skills with a proven record of an ability to attract funding.

The candidate should be highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, and have excellent

communication skills.

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.

Please email your cover letter and CV to Aqsa Shaikh at shaikh.aqsa@vch.ca by the closing date is November 7th, 2018.

 


 

Research Associate Position at the Brain Research Centre at the UBC Hospital
Research Coordinator / Healthy Brain Aging Project

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia seeks applications for a Research Associate at the Brain Research Centre at the UBC Hospital. This position is related to a project that involves the assessment of cognitive aging. The Research Coordinator will work with the principle investigator to design the project, conduct testing and training of a variety of cognitive domains, and use EEG technology to assess Brain responsivity and function.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing cognitive training and testing protocols that can be administered in a group setting, as well as online. Developing protocols for EEG testing and administration during cognitive testing. Performing analysis of cognitive and EEG data. Organizing the subject flow, testing, and scheduling associated with the project. The candidate will be responsible for preparing written reports according to guidelines and performing statistical analysis of the data obtained. The candidate will be providing supervision to students and technicians involved in the project

The candidate will be required to interact with research assistants, graduate students and undergraduate students and coordinate the efforts of lab members in conjunction with the Principle Investigator. Expected start date is July 1, 2018.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in a related field and minimum five (5) years of related research management and administration experience, or an equivalent combination of education; training and experience.

Expertise in statistics and experimental design is essential. Experience in administration of tests to human subjects is essential. Familiarity with signal processing techniques, such as power spectrum analysis, and fourier transforms is essential. Demonstrated publication record is essential. Computer experience required.

The candidate should have effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

The candidate should have the ability to perform tasks with accuracy, attention to detail and to take initiative and work both independently and within a team environment.

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.

Please email your cover letter and CV to Prof. Max Cynader at cynader@brain.ubc.ca by the closing date is May 31st, 2018.

 


 

Research Associate Position at the Brain Research Centre at the UBC Hospital
Software Developer and Machine Learning / Signal Processing Researcher

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia seeks applications for a Research Associate at the Brain Research Centre at the UBC Hospital. The position will focus on developing software to collect and analyze data for a project which seeks to improve brain health using a combination of group training, EEG assessments and biofeedback techniques, and online training strategies.

The successful candidate’s specific duties will include:

  • Developing developing software to assess reaction time, multitasking capabilities, executive function, attention, and other cognitive skills. Developing EEG analysis methods to measure the oddball effect, to compare power in different frequency bands, and at different EEG loci, and to correlate activity at different loci.
  • Analyzing the resulting data using signal processing and machine learning techniques, preparing written reports, and maintaining data integrity and security according to guidelines.
  • Developing a data structure and user interface that enables research participants to monitor their progress in the assigned tasks, and that facilitates analysis of population based improvement in cognitive parameters. Using machine learning techniques to assess cognitive and EEG data.
  • Assisting with protocol development and data collection

The candidate will be expected to assist in the supervision of research assistants, graduate students and undergraduate students and in conjunction with the Principle Investigator. Expected start date is July 1st, 2018.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in an area of computer science or and minimum five (5) years of related research management and administration experience, or an equivalent combination of education; training and experience.

The candidate should have strong software development skills and expertise in signal processing and with machine learning techniques. And experience in bringing software development projects to completion is required

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.

Please email your cover letter and CV to Prof. Max Cynader at cynader@brain.ubc.ca by the closing date is May 31st, 2018.