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Postdoctoral Fellow - Spinal Cord Injury

Please refer to reference number PDFO-55227 when applying for this position.


The Ramer lab of the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries ( at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the role of Activating Transcription Factor 3 in immune-mediated neuroprotection following spinal cord injury. The position would best suit a researcher with experience in mouse husbandry and spinal cord surgery, behavioural and histological (confocal microscopy) analyses, but experience in flow cytometry/FACS, and sequencing (scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq) analysis would also be beneficial. Other learning opportunities (e.g. whole-animal in vivo electrophysiology, tissue culture) are also available. The project is grant-funded (by the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation), but the successful applicant will be expected to apply for external and internal post-doctoral fellowship awards. The post-doctoral fellow will work alongside a senior PhD student, supervise one or more undergraduate research assistants, and be accountable to the PI, who will provide day-to-day research mentoring and other support.

Desk and laboratory space are located in ICORD (, an interdisciplinary research centre with 45 principal investigators collaborating on its vision to make spinal cord injury (SCI) preventable, livable, and curable. ICORD has its home in a 10,000 m2 state-of-the art research facility on the Vancouver General Hospital campus, the Blusson Pavilion, shared with its partners the Rick Hansen Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health's Brenda and David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic.

How to apply?

Please send applications to and refer to reference number PDFO-55227.

Desired start date: 01 Sep 2021
Duration: Fixed term / Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time