Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacogenomics with a Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions

Institution/Company:
University of British Columbia
Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral
Degree Level Required:
PhD
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacogenomics with a Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions

We are seeking scientists to lead research projects with a specific focus on the genetic determinants of severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Potential projects focus on severe ADRs to a range of different medications. For this opening, we are looking for candidates with experience in genomics and bioinformatic analyses. The successful candidate would be expected to have a solid grasp of the fields of genetics and/or genomics and bioinformatics analysis tools, and experience in pharmacology would be an asset. The successful candidate must exhibit excellent communication skills; a demonstrated potential for excellence in research productivity; a Ph.D. (or possibly M.D., or Pharm.D., or equivalent degree). The successful candidate will seek to share their research findings through publications, presentations, and other knowledge transfer activities. They will collaborate with various parties including internal and external researchers, stakeholders and national and international bodies. In addition the successful candidate should demonstrate some experience in writing or assisting with the writing of grant applications.

The successful candidate would become part of a large-Canada wide team, Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS), an energetic, multidisciplinary consortium of researchers and clinicians from hospitals and universities that was established to improve drug safety. CPNDS has catalyzed national and international collaborations and established an active surveillance network to identify patients that have suffered severe ADRs across Canada. The research program applies innovative, large-scale genotyping and DNA sequencing approaches to identify the genetic and/or clinical factors of severe ADRs and to develop predictive tests for safer medicine. The CPNDS includes outstanding infrastructure support and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The period of funding is 2-3 years, with 3 years being preferred given the complexity of the work involved.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, personal of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter stating their research interests, detailed curriculum vitae (PDF format only) including a list of your publications and the names of three potential references, should be directed to “Postdoc PGx Position” care of colin.ross@ubc.ca

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will seek to share their research findings through publications, presentations, and other knowledge transfer activities. They will collaborate with various parties including internal and external researchers, stakeholders and national and international bodies. In addition the successful candidate should demonstrate some experience in writing or assisting with the writing of grant applications.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must exhibit excellent communication skills; a demonstrated potential for excellence in research productivity; a Ph.D. (or possibly M.D., or Pharm.D., or equivalent degree).

  • How to Apply

    Applications, accompanied by a cover letter stating their research interests, detailed curriculum vitae (PDF format only) including a list of your publications and the names of three potential references, should be directed to “Postdoc PGx Position” care of colin.ross@ubc.ca