If you know anyone who is looking for a position as a research technician in a lab doing epigenetics, please send them this way!
While I can’t link directly to the position (stupid UBC website), I can tell you where to find the information: Click on http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php and scroll down till you find Job ID 14939 and then click on the title “Research Asst/Tech 3”. You’ll find something like this:
This position focuses on interdisciplinary epigenetic research in human populations as it relates to environmental exposures and health outcomes across the lifespan. It offers a unique opportunity for somebody interested in the interface between molecular biology and various disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, and child health. This is a research position in which complex and advanced technical skills are required. Epigenetic variation will be measured using sophisticated high-throughput genomic technologies, such as DNA microarrays, next-generation sequencing, and pyrosequencing. The ideal candidate will have the technical skills necessary to perform the measurements and the ability to learn the statistical and bioinformatics tools that will be applied to test for association between epigenetic variation and different exposure or outcome variables.
Works in an air conditioned, well illuminated scientific laboratory with adequate bench space. Possible hazards include chemicals, radiation and biohazardous materials at the bench and surrounding area. Standard safety procedures are in place to protect the employee and minimize accidental exposure to work place hazards.
You can apply directly on the web page described above. And, I can tell you that this is one of the most friendly labs I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.