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Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Laboratory Research Assistant, Daugaard Lab (closes December 15)

The Vancouver Prostate Centre has an exceptional opportunity available for a temporary, 1-year, full-time Laboratory Research Assistant to join Dr. Mads Daugaard’s molecular biology research team.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC)
VPC has a large, multi-disciplinary research program that undertakes basic, clinic, and translational research. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research. It is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

Daugaard Lab
The Daugaard laboratory focuses on innovative research in molecular cancer biology developing biotechnology for diagnostic and therapeutic use in different cancer indications. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary research team with access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in collaboration with national and international research groups and pharmaceutical companies.

Ewing sarcoma (EWS) is the second most common bone cancer in children and adolescents with a high metastatic potential. EWS development is driven by specific chromosomal translocations resulting in generation of chimeric EWS-ETS transcription factors. In this project, the Laboratory Research Assistant will develop different screening approaches to select compounds to target EWS-FLI1 activity with high specificity. He/ She will perform invitro and in vivo experiments and will work in collaboration with chemists, biologists, bioinformaticians and clinicians.

More information on Dr. Daugaard and his team can be found here:

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology and cell biology techniques, Western blotting, PCR, cell culture, and flow cytometry.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Friendly, organized, and detail-oriented team player.

Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Laboratory Research Assistant, Daugaard Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter that includes a motivation statement and a qualification statement
  • Current CV

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2018. Please be prepared to provide the names and contact information of 3 references if successfully selected.

No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.


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