Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cancer Research

The University of British Columbia (UBC)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A POSTDOCTORAL position is available immediately at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute in the Childhood Cancer and Blood Research group (MAXWELL laboratory) and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. The focus of the lab is to investigate the molecular basis of cell division and differentiation, and apply that knowledge towards the better understanding and treatment of hereditary and childhood tumors.

Outstanding and highly motivated candidates are invited to apply. The successful candidate will study the interplay of genome instability and immune surveillance using a number of model systems, including human and murine cell lines, animal models and primary tissues, both diseased and normal. Candidates with the following experience or research interest are preferred: using animal models, primary cell culture, high content and live cell imaging technologies, using biochemical and molecular approaches to investigate cell division or tumor cell death.

We are looking for an independent individual, who strives for a next position on an academic career path or independent Staff Scientist. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last two years and possess the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Recent work from the Maxwell lab and collaborators are published in eLife 2017, EMBO reports 2019 and JNCI Cancer Spectrum 2019. A complete list of Dr. Maxwell’s publications are available ( and more information regarding his lab can be found at

This position will commence as soon as possible. This is a one-year term appointment, with potential for annual renewal. To apply, please send curriculum vitae, a brief description of your career expectations, and contact information for three references directly to Dr. Maxwell ( 

Closing date: The competition will remain open until the position has been filled.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Cancer Research