Canada Research Chair Tier II - Systems Biology: Technology and Applications

University of British Columbia, Centre for High-Throughput Biology
Job Location: 
Vancouver, BC
Job Description: 

The Centre for High-Throughput Biology at the University of British Columbia ( 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) are co-located at the centre of campus, adjacent to the Michael Smith Laboratories ( with academic positions in relevant departments. The successful applicant will likewise hold a position in a relevant department in the Faculty of Science ( 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 July 1, 2013.

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

Applications are being accepted on-line at 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 October 15, 2012.

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 members of 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. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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