Research Technician in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

02 Feb 2023
02 Mar 2023
Life Science
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The laboratory of Thibault Mayor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a Lab Research Technician with expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology. The major focus of this research team is to elucidate how misfolded proteins are targeted for degradation by the ubiquitin proteasome system and how proteostasis is maintained in the cell. The lab is funded by both the CIHR and NSERC and is a well-equipped research facility providing stimulating grounds for scientific progress in an international, multidisciplinary research environment.

The main task of the Lab Technician will be to prepare samples for mass spectrometry analysis, help analyze the data, and assist other lab members with molecular biology experiments. In addition, the applicant is expected to oversee some of the research laboratory organization, including supervision of undergraduate students.

The applicant should hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (preferably in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry or Microbiology) or have graduated from a technical college or institute. Minimum of 3 years related experience in biotech, research laboratory or analytical laboratory, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

For more details about the position and to apply visit: The yearly salary range is between $48,000 and $56,000 based on experience. The deadline for the application is March 8, 2023. The position is available until it is filled, and applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number NC-57003 during correspondence about this position.

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.

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