Postdoctoral Fellow – Biofluid Diagnostics & Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Website University of British Columbia

Job Summary
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the lab of Dr. Mari DeMarco in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia ( The successful applicant will design biofluid diagnostics for protein biomarkers using mass spectrometry and will have the opportunity (progress dependent) to investigate deployment of the assay in patient care. The candidate will be based at St Paul’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of British Columbia in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The candidate will work in a collaborative clinical research environment, and will interact regularly with clinicians, biostatisticians and other collaborators.
About the DeMarco Lab
The DeMarco Lab applies their expertise in protein biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and laboratory medicine to build new biofluid tests for immediate use in patient care. The lab works collaboratively with health care providers and patients to build biofluid diagnostics to fill unmet needs in medicine.
Why apply for this position?
You want to apply your analytical chemistry and/or protein biochemistry expertise to solve real-world problems in medicine. You want to create diagnostic tools to help improve patient care.
Qualifications & Skills
·    A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field
·    Documented (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, thesis, etc.) hands-on experience in liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry or protein biochemistry
·    A proven scientific track record with first author publications in reputable journals
·    The candidate must display strong interpersonal skills and be effective communicating and working in a team environment
Duration of appointment and salary
The initial appointment will be for 1 year. The appointment may be extended based on the candidate’s suitability for the position. Competitive salary rates and benefits offered, commensurate with candidate’s experience.
To apply
Submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three references, as a single PDF document, to     

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 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.

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