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Postdoctoral applicants

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in ion channel research. The applicant should have experience with either structural biology (X-ray Crystallography or cryo-EM preferred) or electrophysiology, and have a proven track record through first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. This is a good opportunity for experienced structural biologists to learn functional experiments, and for electrophysiologists to venture into structural work on ion channels. Please send a CV and names and contact details for at least three references to: filip.vanpetegem'at'gmail.com.

Graduate students

Prospective graduate students will have the opportunity to learn several techniques in an interdisciplinary approach including structural biology (cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography), electrophysiology, and various biophysical techniques. For enquiries about a potential graduate student position in the lab, send an email outlining your motivation, along with a CV and transcripts. For more information on the Biochemistry graduate program and how to apply, see:


UBC Graduate Studies


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Graduate Studies

Undergraduate students

Several projects are available for BIOC448 and BIOC449 students. Please contact filip.vanpetegem'at'gmail.com for further details.


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