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Research Associate

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline: August 31, 2019  11:59:00 pm

Research Associate position in Pharmacogenomics with a Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Applications are invited for a position of Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Colin Ross and the research team of the Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS).

We are seeking a scientist 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. The successful candidate would be expected to have a solid grasp of the fields of genetics and/or genomics and experience in pharmacology and/or bioinformatics analysis tools and data analysis would be an asset. The successful candidate must exhibit excellent communication skills; a demonstrated potential for excellence in research productivity; a Ph.D., or 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.

CPNDS is an energetic, nation-wide, 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.

Applications, including a cover letter stating the research interests, detailed curriculum vitae and the contact information of three potential references must be submitted online through UBC Careers at

Keywords: research associate, postdoctoral, genomics, genetics, adverse drug reaction, cancer, oncology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacology, drug safety.

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.

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