Freitag, 2. Juli 2010

Faculty Positions, Univ. British Columbia

The Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) and the Centre for High-throughput Biology (CHiBi) at the University of British Columbia are jointly
launching a major recruiting initiative and invite applications for six new faculty positions. These full-time tenure-track positions will be
filled primarily at the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at a higher rank may be considered. The six new faculty will be
located in exceptional research space at the centre of campus within a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that
includes biological and physical scientists and engineers, as well as proteomics and bioinformatics experts.

BIOLOGY (competition # 7789)
All facets of metabolic engineering and
synthetic biology, from technology
development and computational
approaches to innovative applications, will
be considered. Applicants with an interest
in bioenergy and biorefining are
particularly encouraged to apply.

(competition # 7790)
Approaches using molecular genetics,
chemical, computational or molecular
biology or bioengineering to probe animals,
plants and unicellular organisms, and
models of disease therein, will be

(competition # 7795)
The development of innovative
technologies, devices, computational
approaches or chemical and biophysical
techniques is welcomed, with particular
emphasis on genome-wide and high-
throughput approaches.

Successful applicants for these positions must have a Ph.D., will have demonstrated outstanding research strength and creativity, have
several years of productive experience, will be expected to contribute to high quality undergraduate/graduate teaching and to effectively
supervise graduate students, and be prepared to integrate their expertise with innovative researchers at the University. Academic
appointments could be within or between departments in the Faculties of Applied Science, Forestry, Medicine and/or Science, evidence
of teaching effectiveness would be an asset.

The Michael Smith Laboratories and the Centre for High-throughput Biology comprise a diverse group of 22 research and teaching faculty
and over 150 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates. Research strengths include medical and animal
molecular genetics/biology, plant and forest molecular genetics/biology, bioprocess engineering, chemical biology, proteomics, micro-
fluidics bioinformatics and statistical genomics. Importantly the group is also providing leadership for the Bio-energy and Refining
Innovation (BERI) network as part of a university-wide initiative in sustainability. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit and to learn more about the unique technological and research
opportunities available to new faculty members. Substantial start-up funds and exceptional mentoring will be provided.

UBC with over 12,000 faculty and staff plus 8,000 graduate students, has deep research strength across the Applied Sciences, the Life
Sciences, the Physical Sciences and Computation, and has formal associations with research hospitals, the British Columbia Cancer
Agency, Genome British Columbia, the Genome Sciences Centre, the Centre for Drug Research and Development and the Institute for
Systems Biology in Seattle. Researchers thus enjoy numerous opportunities for stimulating and productive collaborations. Opportunities
exist to attract substantial research funding from government (e.g. Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation), foundations (e.g. Michael Smith Foundation, Genome
Canada) and industry.

Applications are being accepted on-line at and should include a letter of
application indicating the appropriate competition number, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research and
teaching interests, 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 September 14, 2010.

Lawrence McIntosh
office (001) 604 822-3341
lab -3029
NMR -9447
cell 604 562-9447
Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry
Room 4.551 Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z3