New job opportunities

  • Morin Lab – Summer 2022 Research position for B.Sc. student   

The Morin Lab is seeking an enthusiastic summer student to contribute to an exciting laboratory project. This is a paid position, on-site (SFU Burnaby) for the Summer 2022 term (May 1st – Aug 30th).

We previously identified a recurrent pattern of silent mutations affecting an RNA binding protein, HNRNPH1, in mantle cell lymphoma (Pararajalingam & Coyle et al. Blood 2020). These mutations are associated with poor patient outcomes and affect RNA splicing and protein abundance in clinical tumor samples. We are now investigating the precise functions of these mutations in cell-based models and testing a new therapeutic strategy. The successful applicant will use molecular and cell-based techniques to characterize these mutations and generate preclinical evidence.

Duties may include:

-          Preparation of standard laboratory reagents

-          Molecular cloning to generate fusion proteins

-          Human cell culture and gene editing with CRISPR

-          Nucleic acid & protein isolation; PCR and Western blotting

-          Analyzing and interpreting data and assisting in presentations

Preferred candidates will be in the senior years of a B.Sc. program with relevant laboratory experience acquired through courses, volunteering, or employment. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and a high degree of independence and autonomy.

The position is available for 4 months with the possibility of extension. Remuneration is $18-20/hr depending on experience (37.5 h/week).

Applications will close April 1st, 2022. Please forward your cover letter and CV to:

Dr. Krysta Coyle, Postdoctoral Fellow
Morin Laboratory, SFU



  • Paetzel Lab - Research position for MSc student

The Paetzel lab currently has an opening for a MSc student. The thesis project will involve the structural and mechanistic analysis of viral proteases. Please visit the lab website (LINK: to learn more e-mail Dr. Paetzel ( with transcripts and CV.



Other opportunities

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