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Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate – Vu Lab


The overarching goal of our laboratory is to understand the control of stem cells in development and diseases. Our research group is focused on uncovering novel mechanisms of post-transcriptional and translational regulation during normal and malignant hematopoiesis.  The highly competitive research plan encompasses of several largely supported projects involving the use of human and mouse models, primary patient samples of hematologic malignancies and cutting-edge technologies. By using animal models and genomic approaches for identification of novel translational regulators in leukemia (Vu et al. Nat Gen 2017Vu et al. Nat Med 2017), the Vu Lab investigates novel molecular mechanisms underpinning leukemogenesis and control of hematopoietic stem cells.  The Vu Lab has a strong interest and expertise in translational cancer research with several strong collaborations at major international institutions worldwide.


A Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate position is available in the Vu Lab based in the Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer, and the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University working on an exciting project investigating the role of translation control in pathogenesis of leukemia.


The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD degree (for Research Associate position: 3 years of postdoctoral experience). Knowledge and research experience in molecular and cell biology, stem cell/cancer biology; expertise in animal models and, in particular, hematology and leukemia, are assets. A strong background in RNA biology is highly desirable.


The applicant should also demonstrate the ability to work independently, supervise undergraduate students, conceive, initiate, organize and manage projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must as well as the ability to work in a team environment.


To Apply:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of areas of expertise and strengths and the names of three referees to

These positions will remain open until filled.


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