Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of British Columbia


Job Class
School Non Bargaining

Job Title
Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow

Stringhini Laboratory College of Inhabitants and Public Well being School of Drugs (Silvia Stringhini)

Posting Finish Date
March 5, 2024

Notice: Purposes can be accepted till 11:59 PM on the day previous to the Posting Finish Date above.

Job Finish Date
Apr 30, 2025

Hours per week can be 32 (80% FTE).

Annual pay vary based mostly on 80% FTE: $48,000 to 60,000.

(Hours per week and an annual pay vary of 80% FTE are negotiable based mostly on expertise.)

Dr. Stringhini’s s lab is searching for a extremely certified half time knowledge scientist to contribute to the event of our analysis program on lifecourse socio-economic determinants of well being and ageing within the function of Postdoctoral Analysis fellow. The perfect candidate could have sturdy quantitative abilities, familiarity with laptop programming, and documented organizational skills. A superb publication information is fascinating, in addition to a willingness to find out about giant scale multi-cohort knowledge and a need to unravel issues related to human well being are important. The profitable candidate can be employed for an preliminary time period of 1 12 months, with the potential of renewal.

The Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow will report on to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Silvia Stringhini. The mission of Stringhini’s Lab is to grasp the affect of socioeconomic circumstances throughout the lifecourse on trajectories of well being and ageing from beginning to middle-to-old age. We leverage large-scale population-level biobank knowledge and cohorts, with a serious give attention to longitudinal knowledge and biomarkers/omics knowledge, and we work on the interface of epidemiology, social sciences, statistics, bioinformatics, and genetics.

Housed throughout the School of Drugs, the College of Inhabitants and Public Well being (SPPH) is an revolutionary unit that encompasses most of the health-related groupings at UBC as a collaborative enterprise. The College is structured round 4 divisions: Occupational and Environmental Well being; Well being Companies and Coverage; Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Well being Observe; and Well being in Populations. The ensuing mixture of professions and disciplines is seen as a method of connecting people and learners to provoke the connection between well being analysis, public well being and well being companies and to reinforce studying.

The first actions of the Postdoctoral Analysis Fellow embody:

  • Contribute to challenge planning and to the event of challenge objectives, scope, and technique;
  • Apply superior statistical approaches to large-scale knowledge, together with (epi)genomic knowledge, longitudinal knowledge and structured and unstructured knowledge in inhabitants well being registries and digital well being information;
  • Analyze, interpret, and doc ends in a digital lab pocket book equivalent to Evernote, and contribute to the technology of publication-quality tables and figures for shows and manuscripts;
  • Coordinate and talk challenge objectives with Stringhini Lab members and exterior stakeholders;
  • Examine potential funding sources;
  • Help the preparation of manuscripts, grants, knowledge entry requests, and so forth. by composing, modifying, and proofing paperwork;
  • Take part in common lab conferences with Stringhini Lab members and the Principal Investigator;
  • Contribute to duties associated to lab enterprise (paper and/or grant submissions, administrative types, coordination of trainees hiring and so forth).

Unreliable knowledge, resulting in an incorrect technology of analysis outcomes, might end in misguided findings and defective publications which might have critical implications for present and future funding.

This place can be accountable for entry, assortment, use and disclosure of private data in accordance with the BC Freedom of Data and Safety of Privateness Act (RSBC 1996) and different UBC privateness and safety insurance policies. This place requires workers to work underneath strict confidentiality necessities; inside procedures and insurance policies to guard private data have to be adopted and adherence to those necessities can be often reviewed by the employer.

Supervision Obtained:

The candidate reviews on to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Silvia Stringhini.

Supervision Given:

The candidate will present related coaching to junior employees and trainees.

Training/Work Expertise:

PhD in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology most popular. Individuals with a PhD in one other quantitative self-discipline (e.g., arithmetic, laptop science) will even be thought-about.

Minimal of two years of expertise in analysis. Expertise with longitudinal knowledge evaluation and counterfactual mediation modelling can be an asset. Facile with programming in R and Python. Demonstrated expertise working in interdisciplinary groups and contributing to the educational and development of junior personnel.


Experience in statistical evaluation of high-dimensional knowledge.

Capacity to handle a number of duties and priorities, and to work successfully underneath strain to satisfy deadlines.

Capacity to speak successfully verbally and in writing. Capacity to investigate issues, establish key data and points, and successfully resolve.

Glorious writing abilities.

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