We are seeking an outstanding and motivated student to assist our research efforts in neurodevelopment and brain cancer.
The overarching goal of our laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanism underpinning brain cancer initiation and progression. Our research specifically focuses on epigenetic pathways that are disrupted in high-grade gliomas, which is a lethal form of brain cancer in children and young adults. We utilize an integrative approach that leverages multiple experimental methods, including patient-derived samples, cerebral organoids, and transgenic animals, along with state-of-the-art sequencing technologies to study the genome, epigenome, and transcriptome of these diseases. The Chen lab is a part of the Terry Fox Laboratory, a world class research unit within BC Cancer, and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Qualified candidates should have a bachelor/or MSc degree in Life Sciences preferably in genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. Working knowledge of wet lab techniques such as tissue culture, PCR, RNA extraction, western Blot, immunostaining is strongly preferred. Experience working with animal models is desirable.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript, and contact details for 3 referees to:
Carol Chen, PhD
Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UBC.
This position will remain open until filled.
This is a temporary position with a possibility of extension.