The Department of Surgery at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for an academic surgeon to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. A clinical appointment at a Vancouver based hospital in the relevant surgical specialty is anticipated.
The UBC Department of Surgery has training programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make innovative advancements in knowledge and practice to improve health. The Department consists of more than 600 physicians and scientists as well as over 60 administrative, research and technical staff. Specialty training programs are offered in Cardiac Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. The incumbent will join a collaborative clinical and research community in the domains of diabetes, transplantation, and biomedical engineering, and will have access to research relationships at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Surgery, the successful candidate will develop a research program in translational transplantation and regenerative medicine and will be expected to successfully obtain external grant funding. Areas of particular interest could include stem cell biology, islet cell biology, immune tolerance, and cell engineering. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:
Human Resources Manager, UBC Department of Surgery
Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
The successful candidate will hold an MD or MD/ Ph.D. and should have or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a surgical discipline. The successful candidate will have training and experience in a field of translational transplantation research, regenerative medicine, or cell therapy, have demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in research and teaching, and have a commitment to academic service.
Internal Number: JR1167
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