Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology with a Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology with a Focus on Adverse Drug Reactions

Postdoctoral Fellow

Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of British Columbia

Successful candidates will join the laboratories of Dr. Bruce Carleton and Dr. Colin Ross and the multi-centre research team of the Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS).

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. 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. 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.

All positions in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children's Hospital require a Criminal Record Check (CRC).  A pre-employment CRC is required as part of the recruitment process and any offer of employment is contingent pending positive results of the CRC.

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

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-54614 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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