Current Job Opportunities
The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (www.cmmt.ubc.ca) at the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) seeks applications for a Research Associate in Computational Biology for psychiatric disorders.
The successful candidate will lead research projects in developing statistical and machine learning methods for analyzing high dimensional multi-omic data. The candidate is expected to manage and coordinate efforts of lab members in conjunction with the principle investigator across three research areas. First, the candidate will lead a project in analyzing the statistical interactions between genomic layers in relation to complex traits. Second, the candidate will coordinate efforts in building multi-omic networks for understanding the links between genomic variables. Third, the candidate will perform large-scale QTL analysis in creating a database for querying the associations between genetic variants and various cellular phenotypes.
The research aims to identify genomic variables associated with psychiatric disorders and decipher the biological pathways implicated in these disorders.
The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be appointed for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The start date will be August 1, 2016.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, or a related field with a minimum of 4 years of postdoctoral experience.
- The candidate must have expertise in statistics (e.g. mixed models, high dimensional inference, multiple testing) and machine learning (e.g. graphical models, community detection, multimodal integration, high dimensional prediction).
- The candidate must have practical experience developing analysis techniques for high dimensional data and be able to teach trainees in applying these techniques.
- The candidate will be expected to supervise and mentor postdoctoral fellows and graduate students and provide hands-on assistance.
- The candidate must possess excellent organizational skills, be attentive to details, and demonstrate strong management skills in handling multiple projects.
- The candidate should have a strong track record in scientific publications.
- The candidate should have demonstrated grant writing skills with a proven record of an ability to attract funding.
- The candidate should be highly collaborative, self-motivated, and team-oriented, and should have excellent oral and written communication skills.
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.
Teaching Assistant positions available for winter 2016
Stat 200 Elementary Statistics for Applications
Stat 203 Statistical Methods
Stat 241/251 Introductory Probability & Statistics / Elementary
Stat 300 Intermediate Statistics for Applications
Stat 302 Introductory Probability
Stat 305 Introduction to Statistical Inference
Stat 306 Finding Relationships in Data
Stat 344 Sample Surveys
Stat 404 Design and Analysis of Experiments
Stat 406 Models for Statistical Learning
Stat 443 Time Series and Forecasting
Stat 450 Case Studies in Statistics
Stat 460 Statistical Inference I
Stat 461 Statistical Inference II
Stat 545 Exploratory Data Analysis
Additionally, there may be a position available to TA for the new Master's of Data Science Program.
Applicants for these positions should be full-time graduate students at the time of employment, who have at least a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Statistics. Desired skill set may vary depending on the course.
Successful candidates will be assigned duties by the course instructors, which could include marking Statistics papers, homework and exams, conducting tutorials and laboratories, holding office hours, invigilating exams, assisting instructors with course content development, updating the course webpage, answering emails, and various other duties. Markers will assist with marking when needed, and will only be required to mark from a provided answer key. There will be approximately 20 FTE positions available for the 2016-2017 winter session.
Students will be paid amounts as negotiated in the collective agreement. Currently, GTA 1’s (students holding a master's degree) will be paid $31.04 per hour and GTA 2’s (students holding a bachelor's degree) will be paid $29.87 per hour. Markers will be paid $14.15 per hour, and undergraduate TAs will be paid $14.90 per hour. Wages will increase on July 1, 2016 because of the Economic Stability Dividend and again on September 1, 2016 as part of the negotiated wage increases in the last round of bargaining.
Application forms are available by emailing the Student Services Coordinator in the Department of Statistics (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline is June 1st, 2016. Forms must be returned electronically. Successful applicants will be notified in July.
“UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.”