PhD Student Position in the Development of Novel Topical Therapies for Atopic Diseases

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    The University of British Columbia (UBC)
    Medical sciences
    Pharmacological sciences
    TechnologyPharmaceutical technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    01/11/2020 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Canada › Vancouver


The Hedtrich lab in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC is looking for a Ph.D. student to work on the development of potent, low molecular weight inhibitors of TSLP aiming for novel topical treatment options for atopic diseases. This project is performed in close collaboration with a chemical biology group in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Applicants ideally have profound experience in cell culture and biomolecular methods. Experience with primary cells is considered an asset.

Further key qualifications are:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of developments and trends in relevant areas and a commitment to continue adding to their knowledge base and skills.
  • Personal attributes of an ideal team member: high level of honesty and integrity, robust work ethic and accountability, demonstrated initiative, adaptability in a rapidly changing landscape, a creative and curious problem-solver, commitment to engendering a harmonious work environment, and strong emotional intelligence.

The successful candidate will work closely with another team member on this project and is expected to publish manuscripts as a first author, and to present the data at conferences and lab meetings. Applicants should have a master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences, experimental medicine, biochemistry, or a related field with relevant experience.

The Hedtrich lab is a young and enthusiastic group looking for people willing to shape an innovative research line at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Our focus is on drug delivery and nanomedicine, and we are strongly involved in the development of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of skin diseases. Research projects within the lab are highly interdisciplinary and often require intensive collaborations with groups from other disciplines. The Hedtrich lab is a member of the focus areas "Nanomedicine & Chemical Biology" and "Molecular Systems Pharmacology" at the Faculty of Pharm Sci through which the successful candidate will have close connections with other labs in our faculty.

For more information about the Hedtrich group and current research, please see:


This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number EU-54281 during correspondence about this position.

To express interest and initiate contact to the principal investigator applicants are encouraged to follow the instructions as provided in the position description or to submit an enquiry form on the position posting. Please note that shortlisted candidates will have to complete an online application to the University of British Columbia and gain admission as a graduate student to the university. Applicants should review the graduate program profile to learn about admission requirements, application deadlines, program duration, tuition, or to read student and alumni stories. Please visit the researcher profile of the supervisor for this position to learn more about their research.

About UBC
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UBC is a public university with a comprehensive program offering - covering all major academic disciplines and degree levels, with both research- and course-based program options. More than 50,000 students attend UBC Vancouver. As a PhD student at UBC Vancouver you'll be part of a diverse community of over 3,600 doctoral scholars at an institution that recognises and rewards the significant contributions of doctoral research. UBC is at the forefront of responding to and building on the extraordinary changes happening in our societies and our world, through reimagining approaches to research graduate education and exploring flexible methodologies for learners to develop needed expertise. UBC's Public Scholars Initiative for example is a pioneering program designed to encourage and support doctoral students to reimagine the PhD, contribute to the public good, and with their doctoral work rise to the challenges that increasingly define our times.

At UBC, you will be supported with a range of professional development workshops and services, and we'll partner with you to ensure you have a graduate game plan for academic and professional success.

You are encouraged to review the awards and scholarship database to determine funding opportunities for your doctoral degree. UBC Vancouver guarantees a minimum of CAD $18,000 of funding to eligible students for your first four years of PhD study with many programs offering higher funding packages. Funding highly varies by program and will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and awards secured. Most international students benefit from the International Tuition Award and PhD students usually qualify for the President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award.

About UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences work at the exciting and ever-expanding edges of the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. This includes conducting precedent-setting research with real and tangible impact in areas such as discovering and developing new drugs, improving the quality of patient care and treatment outcomes, and developing the practice of pharmacy. Ranked #18 worldwide and #2 in Canada (2020 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology) the Faculty's research focuses on four themes: health outcomes, molecular & systems pharmacology, nanomedicine, and pharmacy education.

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The University of British Columbia (UBC)
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