Faculty Opportunities

TENURE TRACK INSTRUCTOR POSITION

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track Instructor I position to start summer – fall 2017.  The successful candidate will be broadly committed to maintaining and improving the microbiology and immunology undergraduate program.  He or she will be able to teach introductory and advanced lecture courses in immunology and virology (see http://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/course-descriptions and http://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/course-outlines for descriptions). They will also have primary responsibility for teaching an immunology/virology/cell biology laboratory course that provides training in modern experimental techniques, critical thinking, problem solving, experimental design, interpretation of data, and effective communication skills.

Responsibilities include delivering integrative lectures; leading in-class experiential learning activities; designing and guiding laboratory activities; mentoring students and providing feedback; grading of exams, assignments, and lab reports; and training and supervising teaching assistants.  He or she will also maintain resources for their laboratory course, contribute to course development and renewal, and participate in advancing the overall goals of the department’s teaching and training program. 

Candidates must have a PhD in immunology, virology, or a related molecular or cellular life science; the ability to develop and direct laboratory activities in the areas of molecular and cellular immunology and virology; and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Post-doctoral research, as well as teaching experience in a lecture or laboratory course, would be assets.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae that describes previous research and teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please click on the following link TenuretrackInstructorposition-application to complete and submit your application online. In addition, the applicant should arrange for at least three referees to send letters of reference. The reference letters should be sent electronically to Dr. Parvin Bolourani at parvin@mail.ubc.ca.  Review of completed applications with reference letters will begin on February 24, 2017.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  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.

The UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology is a leader in research and teaching in these fields with 32 faculty members, 125 students in our undergraduate specializations, 90 graduate students, and a total enrolment of over 4000 students in the courses that we teach. The goals of our undergraduate teaching program are to employ innovative and effective teaching approaches that foster conceptual learning and creative problem solving, and to support a highly engaged community of students who have multiple opportunities for enhanced educational experiences.

 

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is seeking a highly qualified and dynamic full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to start as soon as possible under the supervision of Dr. Robert (Bob) Hancock. This position is funded through our recently funded CIHR project “The network biology of stem cell derived macrophages; Deciphering the role of cellular reprogramming in sepsis”. This project will use RNA-Seq transcriptomic analysis to perform a multi-centre study to confirm and refine our published cellular reprogramming/endotoxin tolerance signature, define the timing and cell type associated with the signature, and use mutant iPS converted into macrophages to study the genes comprising this signature. The successful candidate will join the Hancock research group and will work with collaborators to recruit patient samples, travel nationally and internationally to establish additional collaborations/recruitment centres, perform experimental bench work, learn and assist in performing informatics analyses, write scientific manuscripts and present results at national and international conferences. For additional information about the Hancock lab and the department, please visit http://www.cmdr.ubc.ca/bobh/ and https://microbiology.ubc.ca/ 

Qualifications and experience: recent PhD (completed within the last 4 years) in a relevant discipline. Track record of publishing in top-level, peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrated expertise in immunology and cell biology. Demonstrated ability to work productively in a collaborative research team. Excellent communication, planning and organization skills are essential. Additional experience required/preferred: 

• Strong knowledge of immunological techniques, tissue culture methods and familiarity with inflammation and innate immunity 

• Demonstrated experience with next generation sequencing data and related analysis tools and workflows considered an asset 

• Strong interpersonal skill enabling creation and maintenance of collaborations 

• Strong knowledge of molecular biology techniques/procedures 

• Experience with sepsis, IPS cells or stem cells an asset 

• Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems, programming/scripting skills in R and Python and bioinformatics tools such as Bioconductor considered an asset 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 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. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Compensation and Benefits. The starting salary for the postdoctoral fellowship is $42,000 (Cad) per year plus eligible benefits, with the possibility of annual increases and contract extensions. For additional information about postdoctoral support at UBC, please visit https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/ and http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descript...

To Apply: Submit a CV, a short (one-two-page) description of research interests and experience, and contact information for at least two references by e-mail to: bob@hancocklab.com and please Cc: susan@hancocklab.com