Interested in joining the Pakpour Laboratory of Biomedical Microbiome Research?

All candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in research and have a deep love for science. Applicants for Ph.D should have a MSc. and at least one publication resulting from his/her theses. Potential postdoctoral fellows should have at least two publications from his/her Ph.D studies and be competitive for external awards. Only exceptional candidates will be considered for the MSc program. Please contact Dr. Sepideh Pakpour directly by email ( if you are interested. Include a curriculum vitae (with undergraduate/graduate grades for MSc. and Ph.D students) and an area of research that interests you.

Why Choose the Okanagan?

The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is located in Kelowna, BC, an ideal geographic location for many types of biological endeavours. Its state-of-the-art laboratories and well-defined microclimates make the Okanagan a world-class research environment. In addition, Kelowna serves as the interior regions four-season playground, providing a harmonious work-life balance.

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

— Marie Currie

The Biomedical Research Laboratory is currently looking for potential students to join the lab. In particular, we are currently looking for students with Bioinformatics and Machine Learning backgrounds. If you are looking for a graduate student or visiting scholar position, please email Dr. Pakpour with a copy of your CV and a brief research proposal that you would like to pursue.