Opportunities

Postdoc

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow. The successful candidate will conduct research in neuronal patterning using C. elegans as a model system. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: molecular biology, genetics; developmental biology; neuroscience and strong interests in understanding the mechanisms underlying neuronal pattern formation. Experience in basic and advanced genetics, microscopy and molecular biology is strongly preferred. Experience with C. elegans is not required. Excellent scientific writing skills are also essential. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out experiments and data analysis in an independent manner. They are also expected to present results at laboratory meetings, participate in journal club presentations, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, play an active role in developing research proposals, and writing manuscripts for publication. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a necessity and the ability to work in a team environment. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae with the contact information of three referees and a summary of research interests by email to Kota Mizumoto at mizumoto@zoology.ubc.ca

MSFHR  Research Trainee (Postdoc) fellowship
Banting Fellowship
Killam Postdoc fellowship
HFSP fellowship

Graduate Students

(2020 August) We are currently looking for a graduate student who will work on understanding the mechanisms that inhibit synapse formation. Please contact Kota if you are interested in.

A strong background in genetics and/or developmental biology and/or neurobiology is ideal, but we welcome any student with a strong enthusiasm for understanding fundamental biological questions. Please send a CV, an unofficial transcript, a description of your interest in our research field along with three references contact information.

Undergraduate Students

Please contact Kota for a possible opportunity in our lab. There are several ways to gain research experiences in the lab: Worl-learn, Co-op, directed studies (Biol 448), honour thesis, or summer position. Please send a CV, an unofficial transcript, with a description of your interest in our research field. We welcome students with no past lab experience. As we use genetic approaches, we strongly recommend taking genetics courses (BIOL234: Fundamentals of Genetics, BIOL335: Molecular Genetics).

International Undergraduate Students

Our lab will have a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship position in the summer of 2021. Undergraduate students from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Mexico, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and Ukraine are eligible to apply.

The selection of the candidates will be conducted according to the guidelines set by UBC to minimize the unconscious bias.

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