Postdoctoral Fellow in Gerontology and Diabetes Research Laboratory University of British Columbia Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow
Gerontology and Diabetes Research Laboratory
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of British Columbia

The Gerontology and Diabetes Research Laboratory (GDRL) invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of post-doctoral research fellow. The GDRL is a laboratory that specializes in patient-oriented, translational research involving both human subjects and database-based research. Our laboratory has ongoing investigations into older adults with diabetes, exercise interventions in older adults, falls prevention, syncope in older adults and postprandial hypotension funded by a combination of peer-reviewed funding agencies (Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation) and private foundation support.


We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow with expertise performing translational clinical data collection in human subjects, epidemiology, database management, manuscript writing, creating grant applications and the development and execution of research protocols. The candidate will gain expertise working alongside clinician scientists from the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of British Columbia.


The Candidate will be based in Gerontology and Diabetes Research Laboratory in the VGH Research Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related field and will have had relevant research experience; training/course work in exercise science and epidemiology would be an asset. The successful candidate will have experience in clinical research and have authored or co-authored publications and preferably will have presented at scientific and medical conferences. Significant computational and statistical skills are desirable. The candidate will be required to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have a current Canadian work visa.


A self-motivated individual who is goal-orientated and attentive to details and deadlines; demanding of excellence; willing to learn from mistakes; others describe the candidate as honest, intelligent, trustworthy, respectful and as someone who gets along well with others; a person of high integrity; an excellent listener and communicator; a team builder; comfortable with uncertainty; and looking to build something of value.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a two year appointment and depending on funding and successful progress of the research it may be renewed for additional years.

Please send cover letter and CV as well as the names of three references to Becky Nagra at
Though we thank all applicants for your interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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