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Tenure-Track Assistant / Associate Professor (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair Position)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Deadline: September 15, 2016  11:59:00 pm

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position. The incumbent will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University British Columbia (UBC) is undergoing a major expansion to meet our ambitious goal of being one of the leading academic centres internationally in the pharmaceutical sciences within the next decade.  As part of this ongoing strategic development program, research activity in the Faculty is now clearly focused under four major themes, reflecting areas of existing strength, opportunities for new partnerships and the potential for delivering long-term impact. These are: drug delivery and nanomedicine, genomics and individualized medicine, health outcomes, and pharmacology (molecules to systems), with an emphasis on the application of state-of-the-art concepts and methodologies to address clinically important issues in pharmacotherapy. As part of a vibrant UBC academic health sciences community, the incumbent will have ample opportunities for collaborations with basic and clinical researchers in the Faculty, elsewhere on campus, and at the various research centres and teaching hospitals located throughout the province. The University of British Columbia is one of the top public universities in North America.


Applicants for this position should possess a Ph.D., Pharm.D./Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent research expertise in one of the following priority areas: nanomedicine, genomics and human health (particularly as it relates to pharmacogenomics, toxicogenomics, or chronic diseases), or health outcomes/population health. Relevant postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated research skills, an outstanding publication record, excellent teaching and communication skills, and a strong commitment to professional, graduate, and post-doctoral education are essential. Applications from individuals with a proven track record in conducting translational/clinical research are welcome. Preference will be given to an individual with success as a principal investigator in attracting national and/or international research funding (e.g., CIHR, NIH, UK Research Councils). 


Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars; i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and had career breaks may have their eligibility for a Tier Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website ( for full program information, including further details on eligibility and selection criteria.


The major focus of this position will be the development of a world-class research program supported by extensive extramural funding. Other responsibilities will include educating students in the B.Sc.(Pharm.), Pharm.D., M.Sc./Ph.D., and postdoctoral programs as well as new programs under development. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion, and is now located in a new state-of-the-art $150-million, 246,000-square-foot facility on UBC’s Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty’s key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (, and is within easy reach of other major health science faculties, core research facilities, and major clinical centres.


Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications is September 15, 2016. Preferred start date is April 1, 2017 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals for the next five years, up to five publications, and the names and contact information of five referees to:


Chair, CRC Search Committee

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of British Columbia

2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Faculty Website:


Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website:


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. 

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