Faculty position at University of British Columbia

British Columbia



The Centre for High-Throughput Biology


The Centre for High-Throughput Biology at the University of British Columbia (www.chibi.ubc.ca) invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) position in the field of high-throughput biology. The focus of the chair will be to advance the science of high-throughput biology, either through technology development or through creative use of high-throughput approaches to biological questions. The following areas are of particular interest, to complement existing expertise:

Computational Biology

Genome-Wide Analyses

Synthetic and Chemical Biology

Technology Development

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research track record. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a dynamic research program within the Centre for High-Throughput Biology (CHiBi). This group of eight faculty members (Leonard Foster and Thibault Mayor, proteomics; Joerg Gsponer, Irmtraud Meyer and Paul Pavlidis, computational biology; Carl Hansen and Martin Hirst, technology development and genomics; Steve Withers, chemical biology) is co-located at the centre of campus, adjacent to the Michael Smith Laboratories (www.msl.ubc.ca) with academic positions in relevant departments. The successful applicant will likewise hold a position in a relevant department in the Faculty of Science (http://science.ubc.ca) and be expected to supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses and actively participate in centre activities.

The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2015.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canadian Research Chair program. Information about the Canada Research Chair program can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/

Applications are being accepted on-line at http://www.chibi.ubc.ca/employment and should include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, a research proposal (3 page maximum), and the name, address, e-mail address and phone number of at least three referees. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for all applications is February 15, 2014.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.