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Research Positions Available

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Visit the Faculty Research page for a list of our faculty and their research areas.

Undergraduate Students - Volunteer Positions

Are you interested in volunteering in a Biochemistry research lab? Contact one of the following faculty:

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Undergraduate Students - Western's Work Study Program

  • Students can work part-time on campus in jobs that accommodate their studies (such as working in a Biochemistry research lab)
  • Applicants must demonstrate genuine financial need
  • Offered for fall/winter term and summer term

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Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Program (BUSRP)

This competitive program for undergraduate students allows them to work on research projects with Biochemistry faculty during the summer. 

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Dean's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (DUROP)

This program provides science undergraduate students with hands-on experience working in a research lab during the summer in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Graduate Students

See the webpage Graduate Positions Available.

Postdoctoral Scholars

The faculty listed below are actively looking for postdoctoral scholars. You are also encouraged to contact other research faculty in the Department of Biochemistry for potential postdoctoral positions.

Dr. Nathalie Berube

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Berube's lab at Western University. Contact information is as follows:

4th Floor Victoria Research Labs A4-138
800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON, Canada  N6C 2V5
t. 519.685.8500 (ext 55066)
e. nberube@uwo.ca 

Dr. Shawn Li

Multiple post-doctoral positions are now available in Dr. Shawn Li's laboratory in the Dept. of Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Interested candidates should be highly motivated team players who have a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment equipped with world-class research facilities. You will be involved in a research project aimed at deciphering signaling pathways and protein-interaction networks relevant to cancer metastasis using a variety of methods, including both conventional and proteomics approaches.

Requirements include a PhD degree or equivalent in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bio-organic Chemistry, Cell Biology, or Immunology. Candidates with prior publications, relevant research experience, and excellent verbal/written English communication skills will be considered. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applicants should send a CV and names of three references to Dr. Shawn Li by email or by fax at 519.661.3175.

For more information, visit the lab website of Dr. Shawn Li.

Dr. Hong Ling

A postdoctoral position in structural biology is available at Dr. Hong Ling's Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. The research is focused on translesion DNA replication and regulation of DNA damage response. The current projects are built on our success in cloning, expression and purification of the key proteins in the biological systems. Combined approaches in molecular biology, biophysics and X-ray crystallography are employed in the structure-function studies of the key proteins. The laboratory is fully equipped for molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and X-ray crystallography analyses. The position requires a Ph.D. degree with experience in molecular cloning, protein purification, crystallization and structure determination with prior publications.

Western University is located in London, Ontario. London is a comfortable city (population: 350,000) with a reasonable cost of living.  It is close to major North American cities, such as Toronto and Detroit.

Please send CV and the names of three references to Dr. Hong Ling by email at hling4@uwo.ca. For more information, visit the lab website of Dr. Ling.

Dr. Geoffrey Pickering

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Pickering's lab at Western University. Contact information is as follows:

Robarts Research Institute 4245D
Western University
London, ON, Canada
t. 519-685-8500 ext. 55066
e. gpickering@robarts.ca 

Dr. Peter Rogan/Dr. Joan Knoll

A postdoctoral position is available for 2 years to work on a high-performance computing project "Automated Cytogenetic Dosimetry as a Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure." Candidates should be qualified in C++ software development, preferably with experience in parallel computing. The position is at Western University in combination with the project partner Cytognomix. Contact information is as follows:

Dr. Joan Knoll
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
London, ON N6A 2C1, Canada
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 86407
e. jknoll3@uwo.ca

Dr. Peter Rogan
Department of Biochemistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
London, ON N6A 5C1, Canada
t. 519-661-4255
e. progan@uwo.ca
President of Cytognomix

Dr. Walter Siqueira

A post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Walter Siqueira's laboratory at Western University. Contact information is as follows:

Department of Dentistry
Dental Sciences Building, Rm. 0071
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
London, ON, N6A 5C1, Canada
t. 519.661.2111, ext. 86104
f. 519.850.2459
e. walter.siqueira@schulich.uwo.ca

Dr. Gary Shaw

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Gary Shaw’s laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry at Western University (London, Canada). The successful applicant will be involved in an exciting and world-class research program to examine the mechanisms of ubiquitination involved in neurodegenerative diseases, including three-dimensional structure and protein interactions. Candidates should be highly motivated and strong team players. Experience in methods such as molecular biology, protein purification, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and molecular modelling would be an asset. Further information on research in the lab can be found on our website. The starting salary is highly competitive and will be based on qualifications.

The preferred qualifications include a recent Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry or a related field with a competitive publication record. Applicants are expected to have strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal skills in English. 

Western University is located in London, Ontario, Canada’s 11th largest city. Located in Southwestern Ontario, London offers many of the features and health care advantages of a larger city but is far more affordable than most Canadian and American cities. For further information please see this website.

Applicants should send a CV and contact information for references to Dr. Gary Shaw by e-mail at gshaw1@uwo.ca.  The starting date is flexible but is preferably within the next 6 months.