Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism

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Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism

The School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism. The successful Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) candidate will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team under the supervision of Dr. David Wright. The Wright Lab examines the effects of exercise, nutrition and pharmaceutical approaches on adipose tissue and liver metabolism, the underlying mechanisms therein and how alterations in these tissues impact whole body glucose and lipid homeostasis. Dr. Wright’s research group has lab space at both the Point Grey campus and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (https://bcchr.ca). The successful candidate will be expected to work on a CIHR funded project examining the role of GDF15 in fuel utilization and will be given the opportunity to develop their own, independent research questions.


Candidate: The ideal applicant will have a PhD in physiology, metabolism, biochemistry or a related field. Experience using preclinical animal models and basic biochemical/cellular approaches would be an asset, but is not required. The candidate must be able to work well in a team and be willing to take on a leadership role.


Opportunity: The University of British Columbia is located in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada which is world-renowned for its scenery and quality of living. UBC is world class research institute and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with internationally recognized leaders in the School of Kinesiology (https://kin.educ.ubc.ca) and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (https://bcchr.ca).   Opportunities for international collaboration are also possible.


Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter that details their experience and contact details for 3 references. Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with ‘PDF Application’ in the email subject line. Applicants for the position will be evaluated in the order they are received.  This posting will remain open until the position is filled. The proposed start date for this position is August 2022 and is negotiable. The appointment will initially be for two years and is extendable depending on funding availability. Applicants are encouraged to apply for competitive fellowship awards. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and awards secured.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person


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