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Full posting on Nature Jobs site: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job/phd-or-masters-student-biofluid-diagnostics-for-neurodegenerative-diseases-the-university-of-british-columbia-ubc-747373


A graduate student position is available in the DeMarco Lab in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. The research will involve the research and development of new biomarkers and new biomarker tests for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative syndromes, including more specifically synucleinopathies (e.g., Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease) and frontotemporal dementia.


Anticipated start dates:

Jan 2022 - position filled.

May 2022 or Sept 2022 - accepting applications


To apply

Interested applicants should send the following directly to Dr. DeMarco (mdmrco[at]mail.ubc.ca): 1) a cover letter, (2) a CV or resume and, (3) unofficial undergraduate transcripts as a single PDF document.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications that do not include the 3 pieces of information noted above will not be reviewed.


COVID-19 considerations: For students applying from outside of Canada, the university may be able to provide funds to help offset the costs of quarantine. The UBC Quarantine Bursary is a one-time needs-based bursary to support UBC students who do not meet current federal exemptions for mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Canada. If you are required to quarantine upon entry into Canada to begin or continue your studies, you may be eligible for financial assistance. The bursary intended to help alleviate financial hardship and may not cover the entire cost of your stay.



Full posting on Nature Jobs site: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job/747374


A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the lab of Dr. Mari DeMarco in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia (www.DeMarcoLab.ca). The successful applicant will design biofluid diagnostics for protein biomarkers using mass spectrometry and will have the opportunity (progress dependent) to investigate deployment of the assay in patient care. The primary focus of the lab concerns blood and cerebrospinal fluid markers of neurodegeneration (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal degeneration, Parkinson's disease dementia, etc); however, the post-doctoral fellow may also have the opportunity to participate in other biomarker projects as the lab routinely engages in helping solve urgent diagnostic challenges across a variety medical disciplines.


Qualifications & Skills

· A PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field

· Documented (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, thesis, etc.) hands-on experience in liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry or protein biochemistry

· A proven scientific track record with first author publications in reputable journals

· The candidate must display strong interpersonal skills and be effective communicating and working in a team environment


Start date (anticipated): March 2022


To apply

Submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three references, as a single PDF document, to Dr. DeMarco (mdmrco [at] mail.ubc.ca) prior to December 17, 2021.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.




A research assistant position in quantitative data analysis will be available in the DeMarco Lab. We'll link to the posting here when available.