Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Michael Smith Laboratories & School of Biomedical Engineering

Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Based on experience
October 09 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) and the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at The University of British Columbia invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Tenure Track.

Michael Smith Laboratories
The MSL is a dynamic hub for groundbreaking biotechnology research and education excellence with a focus in genomics, molecular biology, engineering, and biotechnology. Home to more than 250 researchers, the MSL has a proven record of accomplishment in fundamental and applied research that has led to transformative impacts for Canada and the world.

The School of Biomedical Engineering
The Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science have partnered to create the SBME, a new flagship entity at UBC, and a top strategic priority for the University and both Faculties. The SBME is a nucleus for education and training, research, and innovation in biomedical engineering, creating new knowledge, new academic and training programs, and fostering translation and innovation. The vision of the School is focused on building health from biology through a robust pipeline of efforts across scales from engineering the molecular structures to implementing novel community based healthcare solutions. The SBME faculty conducts research that advances our fundamental understanding of human biology, and yields technologies and therapies that advance our health and well being.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent research program of international caliber, to participate in teaching in biomedical engineering and/or related topics and to provide service within the MSL and the SBME, and the broader academic and social community. Of particular interest is research at the interface of biomedical and molecular engineering. Example areas of research focus include but are not limited to metabolic engineering, cell therapy and engineering, disease diagnostic and molecular delivery systems. An outstanding research program, a collaborative team-based approach to building, and participation in graduate and undergraduate education will be important elements of successful candidates.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent, a strong background in bioengineering, biophysics, biomedical engineering, chemistry, regenerative medicine, systems or synthetic biology, chemical and biological engineering and/or related fields, demonstrated evidence of ability in research, a track record of success in collaborative and convergent research at the interface of engineering, life sciences and medicine, and evidence of ability in teaching and mentoring skills. Successful candidates may be expected to register, or be eligible to register, with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of teaching interests and accomplishments, a five year research program plan (up to 4 pages) and names and contact information of four referees. Applications must be submitted online on the UBC Careers website. Please do not submit applications by e-mail.

Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 of Canada will be given priority.

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