The UBC and St. Paul's Hospital Centre for Heart Lung Innovation and STEMCELL Technologies Inc. are working together on a grant-sponsored award opportunity and looking for a highly motivated researcher to fulfill a fixed term 2- year post-doctoral fellowship. Through this collaborative initiative, you will develop improved model systems for assessing the in vitro efficacy of modulator therapies in cystic fibrosis (CF).
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and optimize improved cell culture models, as well as fully create detailed protocols and methodologies
- Responsible for the assigned project including project planning, experimental design, experimental execution, data analysis and interpretation, reporting, and presenting
- Identify areas of improvement, as well as troubleshoot and resolve complex scientific and technical investigations
- Present data at team and department data meetings, provide conclusions, and future plans
- Perform literature reviews to discuss the relevance to the product design in order to apply experimental strategies and troubleshooting
Knowledge and Qualifications
- Ph.D in cell biology, biochemistry, or relevant life sciences field
- Practical expertise with mammalian cell culture is required. Specific experience with primary lung culture is an asset
- Proficient in experimental design, experimental execution, and analyzing data, with experience conducting flow cytometry, immunostaining, and qPCR highly desirable
- Excellent communication skills both in one-on-one and group settings, and an organized and proactive mindset are a must
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