If you are interested in joining the lab submit a CV, a short (one-two-page) description of research interests and experience, and contact information for at least two references to careers (at) hancocklab (dot) com  We look forward to hearing from you!

We wish to express our thanks to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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Current Positions Available

Research Associate

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is seeking a highly qualified and motivated full-time Research Associate to start on April 15, 2017. The successful candidate will join the Hancock research group and will perform bacterial and molecular biology research.  Specific projects will involve bacterial mobility, antibiotic resistance, reverse vaccinology, cloning, as well as novel peptide therapeutics that target inflammation.  This position requires wet lab experimental work, interpretation of results and writing up results for publication in scientific journals. The successful candidate will also act as a supervisor to graduate students, postdocs, undergraduate students and technicians.  For additional information about the Hancock lab and the department, please visit and

Qualifications and experience: PhD in a relevant discipline and a minimum of five years of postdoctoral research experience. Track record of publishing in top-level, peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrated expertise in bacterial genetics, molecular biology and cell biology. Demonstrated experience in analyzing data and designing experiments. Demonstrated ability to work productively in a collaborative research team.

Additional experience required/preferred:

  • Strong knowledge of molecular biology techniques/procedures (cloning, protein expression, protein purification, column chromatography, Western blots, DNA and protein gels)
  • Experience with confocal microscopy
  • Experience with biofilm flow cells
  • Experience with bacterial pathogens including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Experience supervising/mentoring graduate/undergraduate students


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Compensation and Benefits. The minimum starting salary for UBC Research Associates is $54,441 (Cad) per year plus eligible benefits, with the possibility of annual increases and contract extensions. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please submit a CV, a short (one-two-page) description of research interests and contact information for three references by April 10, 2017.  Please submit applications to Susan Farmer by e-mail at