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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Epigenomics (UBC)

Job Code: PDFCE 08-29-18

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is seeking an innovative postdoctoral fellow who is interested in applying his/her expertise towards understanding the role of epigenetic dysfunction in human disease in the Epigenomics Laboratory at the University of British Columbia.

The successful candidate will be embedded within a team of experimental and computational biologists and have access to a state-of-the-science epigenomic mapping pipeline and an extensive collection of reference epigenomic datasets from normal tissues, primary cancer tissues and cells and models. As part of national and international cancer research initiatives, s/he will direct a research program to uncover the pathogenic mechanisms underlying recurrent genetic lesions in specific cancer types with an ultimate goal of identifying and testing therapeutic targets.

To learn more about the research in Epigenomics Laboratory at the University of British Columbia please see: http://hirstlab.msl.ubc.ca/

To learn more about pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia please see :  https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca

Qualifications: Exceptional recent PhD graduates with expertise in functional genomics and a desire to build a world-class independent research program are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:   Please send your CV and cover letter outlining career goals and contact details for 3 referees to swang@bcgsc.ca 

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 BC 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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