Postdoctoral fellow to perform clinical research related to autonomic dysfunctions

University of British Columbia

British Columbia
Posted 6 months ago

Dr. Andrei Krassioukov’s laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to perform clinical research related to autonomic dysfunctions (e.g. abnormal cardiovascular control; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunctions) following spinal cord injury, spinal cord stimulation, and chronic pain in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, and health care professionals.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Development and execution of original research projects and contribution to ongoing clinical projects
  • Preparation of research manuscripts (original manuscripts with research data or reviews) and research reports related to your projects
  • Preparation and submission of abstracts and participation in conferences in the area of spinal cord injury (one conference per year will be covered by your supervisor)
  • Participating in the preparation and submission of research grant applications.
  • Work with and mentor other lab personnel in project implementation, data collection and analyses, writing manuscripts and grant applications, and coordinating laboratory activities,
    schedules, and meetings

Dr. Krassioukov is a Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia, the Associate Director of Rehabilitation Research for the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), and a physician in the Spinal Cord Program at Vancouver Coastal Health’s GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. He is the current President of the American Spinal Injury Association (2019-2021). His laboratory is  internationally recognized for its contributions to autonomic research. More information can be found at:

The Krassioukov Lab is based at ICORD – a world leading spinal cord injury research centre located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. From the lab-based cellular level of understanding injury to rehabilitation and recovery, we are dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after spinal cord injury. Located at Vancouver General Hospital in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, ICORD is a part of the University of British Colombia Faculty of Medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.


  • Doctoral degree in in gastroenterology, cardiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or a related discipline, and a strong interest in neuroscience, gastroenterology, cardiovascular biology, vascular biology, or chronic pain.
  • Proven track record in biomedical research with clinical experience.
  • Experience working with individuals with spinal cord injury and clinical trials is an asset. 


Please email the following to with “ICORD Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Relevant publications
  • Contact information for three referees

Applications will be accepted  and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.

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