The School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The School of Biomedical Engineering is a partnership between the Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science, acting as a nucleus for education and training, research, and innovation in biomedical engineering, creating new knowledge, new academic and training programs, and fostering translation and innovation. Its vision is to transform health care outcomes through unconstrained exploration of the best possible integrative solutions across engineering, medicine, and biology. Through collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary approach and building on UBC academic and research excellence, the School of Biomedical Engineering aspires to be a global leader in biomedical engineering research, education and translation. For more information about the School of Biomedical Engineering, please visit https://www.sbme.ubc.ca/.
Reporting to the Director of the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering, the successful candidate will lead an independent research program with potential to achieve international recognition in their field, participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching in biomedical engineering and related topics, and provide service within the University and to both the academic and broader community. Research areas of particular interest include: bioengineering in the area of molecular/cellular immunology; how the immune system influences the body systems during development, ageing and disease; understanding and controlling crosstalk between immune and other organ systems; novel technologies for skewing immune response in vivo as an approach towards ameliorating disease; bioengineering immune cell fate control or function; engineering cellular or molecular systems that recapitulate various immune-related physiologic functions. A focus on the development of novel bioengineering approaches and technologies to modulate the neural – immune axis is of particular interest, and applications to diseases such as Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other diseases with a neural-immune axis would be particularly exciting.
Applicants will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, and have a strong educational training in immuno-engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and/or related fields. Proposal of an original, innovative research program of high quality, a collaborative team-based approach to building a successful research program, and having potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers are important characteristics of desirable candidates. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching and demonstrated ability in scholarly activity. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with empathy, understanding and, respect of diverse and divergent perspectives and behaviours.
Consideration will be given to candidates who hold a P.Eng. licence or who are eligible to obtain a P.Eng. license and consequently register for one with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Individuals with quantitative science backgrounds such as Math, Computer Science, or Physics are also encouraged to apply if they are eligible for a Limited Licence with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (see https://www.egbc.ca/Registration/Individual-Registrants/How-to-Apply/Professional-Registration/Professional-Licensee for details on the Limited Licence).
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of: curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and accomplishments (up to 2 pages), a five-year research program plan that includes, but not limited to, cell-based therapies (up to 4 pages), and a brief statement of the applicant’s current or planned contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic, professional, or community contexts (1-2 pages). Your application should also include the names and contact information for three referees.
Please submit your application online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs. (JR14117).
For questions, please contact the BC MS Cell Therapies Translational Research Network:
Subject Line: Asst Professor in Immuno-Bioengineering
Review of Applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.
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