Research Associate - Carlsten Lab, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
Carlsten Lab - University of British Columbia (UBC)
March 7, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
A position is available for a highly motivated PhD (or MD with equivalent, relevant research experience) to join a dynamic research lab, headed by Dr. Chris Carlsten (PI), in the Department of Medicine.
The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigator in: -conducting experimental work central to the mission of the lab; -the design, implementation, and data analysis and interpretation of lab-based research projects; -the development, writing, submission and management of grants, reports, and scientific manuscripts; -project management and mentoring services that support visiting scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. This appointment is for a one-year term with the possibility of extension. https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=29160
Responsibilities include: -The primary responsibility will be to ensure, by the incumbent's work and his/her support of other lab members, the high-quality conduct of new and ongoing studies in the Carlsten lab.
Other important and related responsibilities include: -Provides input into writing research proposals and writes significant portions of grant applications. -Engages with collaborators to develop research questions and protocols. -Develops and recommends project budgets, monitors expenditure of funds relative to budget, ensures appropriate, transparent justifications for expenditures. -Participates in the development and implementation of new projects, by developing new material and protocols, researching and sourcing equipment, and recommending staff and resource requirements. -Identifies opportunities for developing new initiatives, grants and projects that enhance funding of research in the lab. -Prepares Research Ethics Board applications and amendments as required, and ensure compliance with Research Ethics Board guidelines. -Identifies new translational pathways, such as partnerships, licensing, etc. for new technologies and encourages entrepreneurial activities as appropriate. -Conducts literature reviews relating to research areas. Contributes intellectual and scientific input to manuscripts for publication, provides scientific editing and proofreading.
Supervision received: The incumbent will receive supervision directly from Dr. Chris Carlsten, Director of the Air Pollution Exposure Laboratory and Head of UBC Respiratory Medicine.
Consequence of error / judgment: Errors will impact subsequent work on this project.
Qualifications and Experience: -Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences relevant to the lab's mission or MD with equivalent research experience in this area (see https://pollutionlab.com). -Minimum two years of post-doctoral training in sciences relevant to the lab's mission. -A track record of productivity (strong publications in strong journals) in relevant sciences. -Experience and comfort with presenting at international scientific conferences. -Demonstrated capacity to work with interdisciplinary teams scientists and trainees.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: 29160
About Carlsten Lab - University of British Columbia (UBC)
ABOUT US: The Carlsten Lab and Chan-Yeung Centre for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease (COERD) are dedicated to researching lung diseases related to workplace and environmental exposures, in addition to operating a clinic for patients with these illnesses. Our Air Pollution Exposure Lab (APEL) is a state of the art facility that helps us learn more about the effects of air pollution on health. We also operate the Occupational Lung Disease Clinic at The Lung Centre at Vancouver General Hospital for patients with concerns regarding occupational or environmental exposures contributing to respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, cancer and pleural disease.
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