Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Univesity of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
June 21 2018
Edwin D. Moore
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Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

The Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences (, part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Our internationally recognized research faculty have strengths in investigating the molecular and cellular processes underlying complex biological systems and human disease. We seek an outstanding candidate interested in studying the cellular/molecular basis of chronic and complex conditions such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, with a focus on cell biology, cell signaling or metabolism.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent, excellent communication skills, a track record of excellence in research, commitment to innovative teaching methods and curriculum development. They will be expected to establish an independent research program and to compete nationally and internationally for operating grants. The successful candidate will be assigned research space in a modern, highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment within the Life Science Institute ( They will have access to state of the art core facilities within the LSI and other research centers on the UBC campus, and will also be eligible to apply for infrastructure funds for highly specialized equipment.

A generous start-up package will be provided along with protected time within the fi years of the appointment to establish a competitive research program. Teaching excellence is expected as is broad contribution to the educational missions of the department at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the medical undergraduate program. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references and a statement of research interests should be directed to:

Edwin D. Moore, Ph.D. Professor and Head

Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences

2350 Health Sciences Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

The deadline for applications to be received is September 15, 2018. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019, or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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