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Job ID: 142903

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of British Columbia

Date Posted Jun. 9, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Department Faculty of Dentistry
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Oct. 1, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Biological/Materials Sciences
    Dentistry - General

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of biomaterials is available beginning October 1, 2020, for 1 year initially with the possibility of an extension. The ideal candidate will have a degree in dentistry, biomedicine, pharmaceutical sciences, or another related discipline, with at least 2 years of research experience.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A PhD degree in microbiology, biomaterials, polymer chemistry, or another closely related discipline.
  • Proficiency with the following techniques:
    o Advanced microbiology training, including microbiological screening tests for biomaterials (MIC, MBC, CFU); single, dual, and multispecies oral biofilms; molecular genetics, and antimicrobials
    o Experience with scanning electron and confocal microscopy
    o Mechanical characterization tests (flexural strength, diametral strength, compressive strength, tensile strength, ultra microhardness, fracture toughness, fatigue tests, etc.)
    o Chemical characterization tests (FTIR, Raman, TGA, EDX, etc.)
    o Bond strength tests (shear, microshear, tensile, microtensile)
    o Statistical analysis and imaging software
    o Additional complementary techniques would be considered beneficial
  • Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to arrange and present data using computer software.
  • Proficiency in writing scientific publications in English.

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 of Canada will be given priority. Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by August 31, 2020 to:

Dr. Angela Tether
UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Note: due to the large number of applications, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Angela Tether
    Faculty of Dentistry
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC


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