Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
The Department of Medical Genetics, within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the BC Cancer Research Centre (BC Cancer) invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor,tenure track. The successful applicant will also hold a concurrent appointment as a Scientist at BC Cancer.
The UBC Department of Medical Genetics is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in basic and clinical research for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetic diseases. In partnership with affiliated hospitals and research institutes, the Department provides an engaging environment for our community of scholars and trainees actively working to advance translational research between basic science and medicine.
BC Cancer, a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life for those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of oncology services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. For more information, visit www.bccancer.ca.
We are seeking a translational scientist in immuno-oncology working in the areas of immune-genetics/genomics and cancer immunology, emphasizing discovery and translation of immune biology into novel therapeutic approaches to maximize the clinical potential of modern cellular immunotherapies. The ultimate objective is to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients through collaborations with established, world-leading programs at the departments of Lymphoid Cancer Research, the Genome Sciences Centre and other research departments at BC Cancer and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
Candidates for this position must hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree, awarded within the past 10 years, or equivalent, with postdoctoral research experience. The incumbent will show demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching activities of the Department of Medical Genetics in their field of expertise. In addition, the incumbent will have demonstrated research skills and excellence in the area of cancer immunology and a demonstrated understanding of genetics, genomics, immune biology, and immunotherapies. Experience with a wide array of experimental approaches including cancer genome analysis and immunogenomic characterizations of clinical biopsy material, functional modeling, clinical test development, and drug testing in vivo would be highly desirable. As a faculty member in the Department of Medical Genetics and a Scientist at BC Cancer, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded and internationally-competitive research program, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, collaborate with other faculty members, actively participate in service to the Department, Research Center, University, and the academic/scientific community.