Student Research Opportunities

The research opportunities listed below are available to students of all disciplines. UNBC encourages all eligible students, including Indigenous people, visible minorities, diversely-abled people, women, and people from the LGBTQ2S+ communities to apply.

Please contact researchers directly for more information on a specific research opportunity or to submit an application.

To post a research opportunity please contact Nicole Balliet at nicole.balliet@unbc.ca or Sharleen Balogh at sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca and provide the information requested below.


Available Positions

Health Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Lethbridge

Location/Campus: University of Lethbridge
Discipline: Health Sciences
Level of Study:  Postdoctoral Fellow
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: paid postdoc position (60K to 65K per annum, depending on experience)
Start Date of Position: April 1, 2024, or as soon as possible
Job/Project Description: Position Description
Specific Skills Required: See attached job description
Application Deadline:  March 31, 2024
Name of Researcher:  Dr. Brenda Leung, University of Lethbridge
Contact Information: Brenda.leung@uleth.ca


Graduate Student Liaisons in Life Sciences

Location/Campus: UNBC
Discipline: Life Science or related field
Level of Study: PhD or MSc
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Stipend
Start Date of Position: Feb – May 2024
Job/Project Description: Position Description
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Kendra Furber
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Kendra Furber (kendra.furber@unbc.ca)


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location/Campus: BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (CAHS) (Campbell River, BC)
Discipline: Bioinformatics
Level of Study: Postdoctoral Fellow
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid
Start Date of Position: To be determined
Job/Project Description: Position Description
Specific Skills Required:

  • PhD in Population genetics, Computational biology, molecular statistics, molecular biology, computer sciences and related fields (Mathematics, Statistics, Molecular biology)
  • Experience in applied bioinformatics with a track record in next-generation sequence analysis with a strong statistical background.
  • Experience in method development in genomics such as machine learning analysis (neural networks,clustering methodologies, Bayesian analysis and inference, MCMC)
  • Extensive track records of publications in computational research
  • Proficient in Linux, Perl, Python, R and Java
  • Good communication and soft skills

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Ahmed Siah
Contact Information: ahmed.siah@cahs-bc.ca


Research Associate

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George Campus or Virtual
Discipline: Nursing
Level of Study: Graduate Student (Masters or PhD)
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid
Start Date of Position: June 1st, 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to work between 80-120 hours over the term of the position. 
Job/Project Description: This position will support research and knowledge translation activities related to Nursing, Allied Health, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis public health including identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific, Indigenous and other knowledges to promote and improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making, policy and practice.
Specific Skills Required:
- Identifying, analyzing and synthesizing scientific, Indigenous, and other knowledges for print and web publication, including journal articles, literature reviews, and other educational materials or tools;
- Preparing research proposals, grant applications, and research ethics applications;
- Providing research support (quality assurance and peer review process);
- Preparing research for presentation at academic conferences and other events;
- Other research and knowledge translation duties as assigned.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
Name of Researcher: Dr. Sheila Blackstock
Contact Information: Applications can be sent to Dr. Shelia Blackstock at sheila.blackstock@unbc.ca


Graduate Student Positions in Quantum Condensed Matter Physics

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George Campus
Discipline: Theoretical Physics
Level of Study:  MSc or PhD
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Research Stipend
Start Date of Position:  To be determined
Job/Project Description: Job Description
Specific Skills Required:  Knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid state physics (MSc), and quantum many-body physics (PhD)
Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until positions are filled
Name of Researcher:  Dr. Jean-Sebastien Bernier
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Jean-Sebastien Bernier (jean-sebastien.bernier@unbc.ca) with the subject title "Graduate Application."


Graduate Student Position in Neural Development and Aging

Location/Campus: UNBC Prince George Campus
Discipline: Neural Development and Aging
Level of Study:  PhD or MSc
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Research stipend commensurate with education and experience
Start Date of Position:  To be determined
Job/Project Description: Job Description
Specific Skills Required: A working knowledge of research methods in neuroscience, histology, cell biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Demonstrated expertise in primary cell culture and/or bioinformatics is considered and asset. Effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; critical thinking and creative problem solving; an openness and willingness to learn; and a commitment to a respectful and diverse working environment.
Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher:  Dr. Kendra Furber
Contact Information: Submit applications or questions to Dr. Kendra Furber (kendra.furber@unbc.ca).