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Postdoctoral position in ICORD’s autonomic lab

ICORD, in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver Campus, is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join an established group of scientists and clinicians in the laboratory of Dr. Andrei Krassioukov for a two-year term (with possibility of extension), starting immediately.

Dr. Krassioukov’s basic and clinical research has been focused on autonomic dysfunctions following SCI for more than 20 years. He has developed a multi-disciplinary laboratory that is internationally recognized for expertise in autonomic research. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, and health care professionals to perform clinical research related to chronic pain following spinal cord injury. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record in biomedical research with clinical experience. The fellow will also be expected to write scientific publications, apply for research funding, and present their work at institutional journal clubs and international conferences.

Candidates should have an MD and PhD in gastroenterology, cardiology, neuroscience or a related discipline, and a strong interest in neuroscience, gastroenterology, cardiovascular, vascular biology, or chronic pain. Experience working with individuals with spinal cord injury and clinical trials is a major asset. The proposed work will involve study in the area of chronic pain, gastrointestinal conditions, and opioids. Interested candidates must be self-motivated and have at least one first-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal.

To apply, please send your CV, statement of research interests, any spinal cord-related publications and the names and contact information for three referees to krassioukov@icord.org.

ICORD is a world-leading health research centre focused on spinal cord injury. From the lab-based cellular level of understanding injury to rehabilitation and recovery, our researchers are dedicated to developing new treatments, strategies and cures from the time of trauma to post injury recovery. Located at Vancouver General Hospital in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, ICORD is supported by UBC Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Visit www.icord.org. Additional information about Dr. Krassioukov‘s laboratory can be found at:

http://icord.org/researchers/dr-andrei-krassioukov/

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.