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September 18, 2020. Postdoctoral Research Position at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate. We welcome all candidates to apply by November 9, 2020 but applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

For more information please visit our website.

August 15th, 2020. Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Youth Health Stream – BC Centre on Substance Use

TERM: This appointment will be for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be expected to apply for externally funded post-doctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, MITACS, and other grant agencies for which they are eligible to apply for funds. Should the Post-Doctoral Fellow be in receipt of externally funded salary support from any of these post-doctoral fellowships, salary will be renegotiated.

JOB START DATE: September 2020

COMPENSATION: $60,000 per annum, as well as health and dental benefits

LOCATION: BC Centre on Substance Use, 400-1045 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2A9
(Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the present expectation is that the
Fellow will be primarily working from home)

JOB: The Fellow will be expected to design and implement studies under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Danya Fast), while also contributing to existing studies. Focus will be on qualitative and anthropological research projects with young people who use drugs and those who provide care to this population, including: (1) a longitudinal examination of youth’s addiction treatment engagement and trajectories across time in the context of the overdose and COVID-19 crises; and (2) a longitudinal examination of the impacts of a transforming landscape of substance use services and systems of care and control for adolescents and young adults in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. This post will suit recent PhD graduates with strong research skills who are seeking to advance an academic career in public health and health services research. The Fellow will be responsible for preparing grant and fellowship applications, and analysing and writing up existing qualitative data, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The Fellow will play a role as needed in coordinating program activities, maintaining research records, and contributing to the management and analysis of qualitative data. The successful candidate will receive additional training in advanced qualitative and anthropological research methods.

ORGANIZATION: The BCCSU is a Vancouver-based provincial resource for evidence-based information and treatment guidance in the field of substance use. In addition to building on the BCCSU’s seminal work by cultivating a robust body of evidence in this area, the BCCSU is committed to translating leading edge research into improved substance use care across BC. To this end, the BCCSU develops evidence-based training curricula, program standards, and practice guidelines while networking regional health authorities, researchers, educators, and care providers and other allied care professionals across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the communities they are intended to serve.

§ Preparing fellowship and grant applications;
§ Coding and analysing qualitative and ethnographic data using data analysis software;
§ Contributing to and leading the development of academic outputs, including peer-reviewed journal manuscripts and conference and community presentations;
§ Supporting the preparation of research reports and other KT activities;
§ Participating in other research and/or teaching activities that the PI and Post-Doctoral Fellow identify together and contributing to broader research endeavours of the BCCSU;
§ Assisting the Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator with various
administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of qualitative research studies (e.g., grant reporting);
§ Liaising with, and coordinating and leading professional meetings among, community organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders;
§ Supporting, developing, and evaluating strategies that encourage community,
researcher, and other stakeholder participation in research activities;
§ Developing a network of colleagues, including nationally (in Canada) and internationally;
§ Assisting with teaching and mentoring of students and graduate trainees, where opportunities arise;
§ Keeping current with developments in youth health and in the area of substance use research;
§ Conforming with ethical standards in research; and
§ Performing other duties as required.

§ Minimum of a PhD degree in (Medical) Anthropology, (Medical) Sociology, or Public Health;
§ Clear understanding of the academic research process acquired through practical and/or academic experience;
§ Experience in organizing, coordinating, and managing research projects and/or grant-based research programs;
§ Excellent research skills, with an ability to analyse results;
§ Strong understanding of qualitative, ethnographic and/or community based
participatory research methods, and experience collecting and reporting qualitative and ethnographic data;
§ Experience in preparing peer-reviewed publications, reports, and communication materials;
§ Strong knowledge and/or experience in youth substance use, public health, health services, housing systems or related research fields;
§ Experience working with affected populations in research activities, including people who use drugs and Indigenous people;
§ Excellent organization, implementation, and networking skills;
§ Excellent communication skills;
§ An understanding of and sensitivity to diversity issues;
§ Experience in qualitative data analysis software (NVivo); and
§ Experience in Microsoft Office suite and database management.

Included in your letter of submission:
§ Cover letter outlining experience and interests
§ Curriculum Vitae
§ Academic writing sample
§ Names of three references

Cathy Chabot, Youth Health Research Manager
BC Centre on Substance Use

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will start being reviewed September 1, 2020 until position is filled.

Note: The BCCSU encourages applicants from Indigenous or other culturally diverse backgrounds. Applications received without a cover letter will NOT be considered. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

August 10th, 2020. Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at the University of New Brunswick

Applications of Passive Acoustic Monitoring from Gliders for Dynamic Management of Whale-Vessel Strike Risk

The Davies Lab at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Canada, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship commencing as early as November 1, 2020.  Research in our lab is highly interdisciplinary, bridging oceanography, ecology and applied conservation science.  Our lab is partnering with Transport Canada to study the application of autonomous underwater gliders equipped with real-time passive acoustic monitoring devices to monitor baleen whales, especially North Atlantic right whales, in shipping lanes, as well as study the performance of this system to trigger dynamic management protocols.  We are seeking a Fellow with background, expertise and/or interest in marine bioacoustics, numerical or statistical modeling and autonomous technologies to work with the Davies Lab on this project.   The Fellow will undertake analyses of field data collected in 2019 and 2020 in two pilot field experiments and develop publications from these existing datasets.  Analyses may include examining statistical associations between whale acoustic detections and environmental covariates, and numerical modeling of sound propagation under variable environmental noise conditions. The Fellow will also participate in the design and implementation of additional field deployments in 2021 and potentially beyond, and analyze the resulting data.   The Fellow will have the opportunity to learn real-time acoustic monitoring tools and techniques, glider technologies, and cetacean management strategies.  They will also have the opportunity to work with several partners in government, NGO and academic communities and contribute directly to the conservation and recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

This position is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have completed their PhD within the last 5 years.  The Davies Lab and the University of New Brunswick are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion;  all persons with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to candidates who belong to underrepresented groups.  The University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is located on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. The Department of Biological Sciences at UNBSJ is a collegial and research-intensive group with a particular strength in marine biology. Saint John is a vibrant port city with a historical core, great nightlife and restaurants, and access to wilderness and the ocean on its doorstep. This is a grant-paid 12-month position with a competitive salary and the possibility of extension up to 2 additional years depending on performance and continuation of funding.  Please send a brief (1-page) description of your background and interests as they relate to the position, a CV, and contact information for 3 references to   Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

July 27, 2020. UBC Postdoctoral Research Associate Position. Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Small
FTE: 0.5 – 0.8
Salary (Hourly): $37-$40/hour
Duration: one year, with possibility for renewal (starting Fall 2020, or to be negotiated)
Location: School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC Point Grey campus
Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab

Research in this lab investigates factors that influence the quality of communication in interactions between persons with dementia and those who provide them with care. Both qualitative and experimental research is conducted to understand the impact of each partners’ behavior on communication outcomes, and to thereby inform interventions to improve communication in everyday activities. Current programs of research focus on facilitating communication for persons with dementia through memory training and through use of communication technologies.

Position Description
The postdoctoral research associate will:

1. Work on current projects investigating
a. the use of communication app technology in long-term residential care    settings;
b. the effectiveness of Spaced Retrieval memory training for persons with
Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia;
c. the effects of verbal and nonverbal behavioural strategies in facilitating
communication with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

2. Develop new research projects related to one or more of the above themes

3. Generate funding proposals for new projects (e.g., CIHR, Alzheimer Society of Canada; industry)

4. Work with and mentor other lab personnel in implementing projects, collecting data, analyzing data, writing manuscripts and grant applications, and coordinating activities, schedules, and meetings.


1) Ph.D. in gerontology, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, computer science, or related areas

2) Preferred previous experience conducting research with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia

3) Preferred previous experience using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

Application Process
Submit CV, list of 3 academic references, cover letter, and sample of publications to Dr. Jeff Small at:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Jeff Small, Associate Professor and Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, 2177 Wesbrook Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z3

July 24, 2020. UBC Postdoctoral Fellow in Gene Therapy and Blood Research (Kastrup Lab, Michael Smith Labs).

Seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position at the University of British Columbia, in the areas of gene therapy and platelet biology. The successful applicant will be co-supervised by Christian Kastrup (Michael Smith Labs, ) and Eric Jan (Life Sciences Institute, This research project is in collaboration with the labs of Dr. Pieter Cullis, Dr. Dana Devine, and with Acuitas Therapeutics, the NanoMedicines Innovation Network, and Canadian and US military partners. The ideal candidate has a background in molecular biology, and experience in platelet biology and/or gene therapy. We are seeking a creative individual who works well independently and as a team, with great interpersonal skills and excellent communication, both written and verbal. The candidate will design and analyze experiments, organize their own workload, keep meticulous records of experiments and data, report on research progress and outcomes openly, review methodologies in response to feedback, and help lead a team of researchers. The ideal candidate is experienced reviewing literature to devise new research directions and to generate creative and novel ideas for new projects, collaborations or techniques.

Project: Enhancing Transfusable Platelets with Genetic and Protein Engineering.

The project will develop technologies to enhance and expand the therapeutic potential of platelets using lipid-based gene therapy, including mRNA and gene editing approaches. This project is funded and aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from severe hemorrhage in austere settings by enhancing transfusable platelets. The candidate will have opportunities to leverage the expertise of the Kastrup Lab, Jan Lab, Devine lab and Cullis Lab in genetic engineering, nanomedicine, platelet biochemistry, precision medicine and transfusion medicine . This project aims to modulate the synthesis and release of protein cargoes from transfusable platelets, through state-of-the-art mRNA and protein transfection and delivery systems, in which our team members are unique experts.

Vancouver is world-renowned for its scenery and quality of living, and the University of British Columbia is a centre of excellence for growing your career in nanomedicine and blood research. The Kastrup laboratory is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories as well as the Centre for Blood Research in Life Sciences Institute. Both the Kastrup and Jan laboratories are part of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.

Qualified applicants will have a PhD in a molecular biology, biochemistry or related field. We also welcome applications from individuals who have a defence date set.

This position is available starting October 1st, 2020 with an initial appointment for one year, renewable up to three.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for competitive fellowship awards. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and awards secured.

Email Christian Kastrup with ‘Kastrup and Jan PDF position’ in the subject line and please include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and contact details for 3 references, to Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

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.

July 15, 2020. Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods at the University of Windsor has two positions available:

– Multidisciplinary Research Scientist
– Postdoctoral Fellow

The primary goal is to develop human biology-based in vitro platforms for disease modelling and toxicity testing—areas of interest include human stem cell-based disease modelling, cellular and tissue engineering, synthetic biology, in vitro & computational toxicology, and science policy. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in multidisciplinary projects and interact with national and international stakeholders from academic, industry, and regulatory sectors (including Health Canada).

If interested, please send your curriculum vitae with a cover letter, including the reasons for your interest in the Centre and its vision to:

For more details, please refer to the following:

July 14, 2020. Ocean Wise is seeking to hire a post doctoral fellow for a two year project looking at the health effects of contaminants in killer whales using RNA-sequencing. We are looking for a candidate with strong toxicology and molecular biology background. For more details and to apply, please visit this page.

July 1, 2020. Aspect Biosystems is currently looking to fill multiple positions. For more information, see the clicks below or contact

Job Title: Biomedical Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As a Biomedical Engineer, you will be part of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on development of life-changing, cell-based implantable tissue therapeutics from discovery-stage through scale up to clinical manufacturing. This role will involve taking significant ownership over the strategic design and fabrication of bioprinted tissue devices that maintain durable, therapeutic function following transplantation by using and adapting Aspect’s microfluidic 3D bioprinting technology. In this exciting role, you will be working closely with a team of cell biologists, biomaterials experts, and engineers, along with senior management, to develop bioprinted tissue therapeutics that could transform the way we treat disease.   For more details please visit us at:

Job Title: Biomaterials Scientist – Tissue Therapeutics
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As a Biomaterials Scientist, you will be valued member of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on the development of cell-based implantable tissue therapeutics from discovery stage through scale up to clinical manufacturing. This role will involve taking significant ownership over the design, generation, and testing of biomaterials customized for bioprinting therapeutic cells in tissue devices optimized for transplantation. By working closely with our team of scientists and engineers, along with senior management, you will play a central role in the development of material strategy solutions for bioprinted tissue therapeutics.  For more details please visit us at:

Job Title: Biomaterials Scientist – Product Development
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As Biomaterials Scientist, you will be part of Aspect’s product development team, conceiving and developing new biomaterial products with a focus on quality, printability and biological function. You will take significant ownership over the product development process by collaborating with R&D and product management teams to create and characterize new formulations, then transferring complete products and processes to manufacturing. For more details please visit us at:

Job Title: Senior Microfluidics Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are looking for a Senior Microfluidics Engineer to become a central figure in Aspect’s printhead product development team. In this role, you will act as a principal designer, thought leader, and team mentor. You will develop novel microfluidic printheads with a primary responsibility of ensuring the concept designs meet requirements and are effectively translated into manufacturable and robust commercial products.   For more details please visit us at:

Job Title: Microfluidics Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are looking for a Microfluidics Engineer to be part of Aspect’s printhead product development team and help develop our novel microfluidic printheads from concept to product. In this role, you will work closely with the printhead manufacturing team to develop new methods for design and fabrication of microfluidic printheads.For more details please visit us at:

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June 1, 2020. Abcellera is currently looking for >10 PhD-level scientists, soft-ware developers and project managers:

June 1, 2020. The BC Genome Science Centre is looking for a Scientific Projects Manager and a Postdoc (focus: bioinformatics, lymphoid cancers):