Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, School of Biomedical Engineering

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

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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 the Faculties. The SBME will be 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 conduct research that advances our fundamental understanding human biology and that yields technologies and therapies that advance our health and wellbeing. In this context, the SBME is partnering with the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for this position. The BRC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on regenerative medicine that acts as a technology hub on the UBC campus, and has been recently transferred as a Centre in the new School.

The successful candidate is 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 School, at the University, and to both the academic and broader community. Of particular interest is research aimed at understanding how complex biological processes involving networks connecting individual cells to tissue and organ function, particularly as relevant to development, homeostasis, regeneration and repair. Example areas of research focus include synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, cellular therapies (including immunotherapy), and computational biology (particularly involving mathematical and statistical approaches, including machine learning, to understand normal and aberrant multicellular processes in vivo and in vitro). An outstanding research program, a collaborative team-based approach, 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, regenerative medicine and computational, systems or synthetic biology, 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 are to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments (up to 2 pages), a five-year research program plan (up to 4 pages) and names and contact information of four referees online on the UBC Careers website, Please do not submit applications by e-mail.

Review of applications will begin on October 15th 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.