A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simone D. Castellarin (http://wine.landfood.ubc.ca/research/castellarin-lab/) at the University of British Columbia, Wine Research Centre in Vancouver, BC starting January 1, 2017. This is a two-year appointment. The salary is 50,000CAD per year including benefits. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will make a vital contribution to the project entitled: ?Deficit Irrigation and Crop Size Adjustment Strategies for Improving the Concentration of Aromatic Compounds in White Grapes in British Columbia Climates?. This project is funded by the BC Investment Agriculture Foundation, the BC Wine and Grape Council, and MITACS. The research of this specific position will focus on the environmental (temperature and water availability) and physiological (hormone and carbohydrate levels) control of the biosynthesis of volatile organic compounds in white grapes (Vitis vinifera L.), examining these processes at both the transcript and metabolite level. Scientists at the Wine Research Center (WRC) at UBC conduct research in molecular viticulture using a systems biology approach. Scientist can rely on greenhouse space where grapevines are grown within the UBC Vancouver Campus and have access to commercial vineyards located in Okanagan Valley, BC. The WRC is well-equipped with cutting edge research facilities, including an analytical laboratory equipped with GC/MSs, LC/MSs ( LC/MS/MS and UPLC/Q-TOF), qRT-PCRs, as well as servers for computational analyses. In addition, scientists also have access to facilities for Next Generation Sequencing and to the advanced research computing systems, storage, and software solutions of Compute Canada. Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in an appropriate field of biological research (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, or Plant Sciences), completed within the last 5 years. Other selection criteria will be: 1) a sound knowledge of and demonstrated experience in molecular biology, analytical chemistry, plant science, 2) experience in the analytical chemistry of volatile organic compounds (GC-MS and LC-MS), 3) experience with techniques for gene expression analyses, 4) experience in the bioinformatics analysis of transcriptomes, including differential expression analysis, 5) ability to conduct high quality independent and innovative research with the ability to carry work through to publication, 6) well-developed verbal and written communication skills in English, 7) ability to work effectively both in an independent role and collaboratively with others in an international research environment. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, CV and names of three referees to Dr. Simone D. Castellarin at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2016. Only those asked for an interview will be contacted. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.