A PhD position is available in the Life Sciences Institute/ Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas of protein phase separation and microbiology in the laboratories of Drs. Jörg Gsponer and Yossef Av-Gay. S/he will investigate in vivo phase behavior of a virulence factor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The project builds on this recent publication: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/33/16326.long.
A successful candidate would have demonstrable (via publications, preferably) experience with biochemical, cell biology and imaging techniques. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.
Applicants should send, no later than October 1, 2021 their curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement of research interests, and the names of at least two referees to:
Dr. Jörg Gsponer
University of British Columbia,
Michael Smith Laboratories,
2125 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.
Please refer to reference number HS-55033 during correspondence about this position.
To express interest and initiate contact to the principal investigator applicants are encouraged to follow the instructions as provided in the position description. Please note that applicants will have to complete an online application to the University of British Columbia and gain admission as a graduate student to the university. Please visit the researcher profiles of the supervisors () for this position to learn more about their research.