Postdoc position available in the Taubert lab at UBC

Postdoc position to study transcriptional regulation of stress responses and metabolism in C. elegans and cancer cells

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Taubert lab at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Our lab uses genetic, genomic, molecular, and imaging methods in C. elegans, mice, and mammalian cell culture to delineate the transcriptional regulatory networks that control stress responses and metabolism, and how their deregulation occurs in and can be targeted in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorder, as well as in aging. Our research focuses on the Mediator, a conserved protein complex essential for genome transcription, especially the MDT-15 subunit. Future projects include the functional genomic mapping of this regulatory network, defining tissue-specific metabolic and stress response programs with next-generation transcriptome profiling, and assessing the evolutionary conservation of Mediator-dependent stress response regulation in mammalian cell lines. For more information see

Competitive candidates must hold a PhD and have a strong research background in genetics, genomics, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or developmental biology, including first-author publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals. Experience with C. elegans, next-generation sequencing, and/or genome editing technologies are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-driven, independent thinker with strong organizational skills, communication skills, and work ethic. Preference will be given to candidates that recently (<12 months) obtained their PhD.

Candidates should email a CV, contact information of 3 references, and a cover letter describing past achievements and future research interests to Dr. Stefan Taubert:

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 will be given priority.