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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at SFU Chemistry

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

This position is part of the collaborative project “Identification of the target sites of a new acaricide against the honey bee parasite, Varroa destructor”, in the laboratories of Dr. Erika Plettner (Simon Fraser University, Department of Chemistry) and Dr. Leonard Foster (The University of British Columbia, Department of Biochemistry).

The position is for one year, starting September 1, 2022. Candidates require a Ph.D. in either biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, molecular biology or protein biophysics, obtained within the past two years. Abilities to work with small-molecule probes, protein extracts (of soluble and/or membrane-bound proteins) and protein purification/proteolysis systems are essential. The successful candidate will collaborate with their counterpart in the Foster laboratory at UBC, by preparing biotinylated probes and using them to enrich proteins that bind to an active component, mimic of a new acaricide that is being tested in the field. The protein extracts will be analyzed by proteomics. It will be necessary to synthesize additional probing compounds thus knowledge of basic synthetic organic chemistry methods is necessary for this position.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience, starting at $ 50,000 CAD, including several benefits (3 weeks of vacation, statutory holidays, extended health and dental plan, employment insurance, Canadian Pension Plan contributions and use of recreation facilities at SFU).

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter, outlining your interest in the position to Erika Plettner (plettner@sfu.ca).  At the end of the letter please include the names and contact information of three persons who are willing to provide a reference on your behalf.

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We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.