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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY and VANTAGE COLLEGE

2018 FALL SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two (2) sessional lecturer positions for the 2018 Fall Session (September – December). The salary range for these positions depends on qualifications and experience. Individuals with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry and successful teaching experience are preferred. Familiarity with computer interfaces and online teaching systems (UBC Canvas) is an asset. For further information regarding Sessional Lecturer positions at UBC please refer to: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descriptions/job-descriptions/#4.

CHEM 121 – Structure and Bonding in Chemistry: Fundamentals of bonding theories and structural chemistry, with applications relevant to modern society.

CHEM 121 will be delivered through (a) the Department of Chemistry and/or (b) the UBC Vantage College program facilitating academic progress for International students. As such, successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a statement of teaching philosophy. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset. Applicants should also arrange to have two reference letters sent directly to:

2018Sessionals@chem.ubc.ca

Please use the subject line: “ATTN: Chair, Sessional Lecturer Search Committee”

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is June 22nd, 2018.

 

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIN - CATALYSIS AND REACTION MECHANISM

A 1-year research associate position (with possibility for renewal) is available immediately in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia.

The Hein research group is a multidisciplinary research team merging synthetic organic chemistry with laboratory automation and artificial intelligence. Our research focuses on the investigation of new catalytic reactions – aimed toward the understanding and controlling the complexity within these processes. These studies allow us to design new chemistry and chemical processes to enable scalable manufacture of new and valuable molecules. We meet these challenges with either new chemical solutions, such as novel catalysts and reaction conditions, or prototype compound isolations, involving crystallization and separation technology.

The current position is focused on applying our novel in-situ reaction analysis technology to study and understand complex catalytic reaction mechanisms. This research project will provide candidates with the opportunity to design and study novel catalytic reactions. In addition, opportunities will exist to fabricate, prototype and test new automated robotic equipment to enable high-throughput reaction analysis.

Candidates should have a PhD in organic chemistry or related field (recent graduate or postdoc with < than 2 years postdoctoral experience) with a background in synthesis and reaction methodology. They should be self-motivated with a keen interest in the interdisciplinary nature of organic process chemistry. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, as well as proficiency in standard laboratory software are highly valued.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Duties:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Synthesize novel small molecule organic compounds
  • Study catalytic reactions using advanced kinetic analysis.
  • Characterize organic products using common single molecule and solid-state techniques (NMR, IR, UV, HPLC, MS, X-ray)
  • Synthesize, isolate and characterize catalytic intermediates to delineate complex reaction pathways.

 

Valuable Additional Skills: 

  • Experience developing small molecule crystallization protocols
  • Familiarity with methods to study solid phase solubility and crystal growth
  • Experience with laboratory automation technology
  • Managing collaborations
  • Laboratory management and organization

 

Applicants should send:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, with list of publications
  • A summary of current work (maximum one-page)
  • Applicants should also arrange to have 2 reference letters sent directly to:

 

 

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION - ROBOTICS AND APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING

A 1-year research associate position (with possibility for renewal) is available immediately in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia.

The Hein research group is a multidisciplinary research team merging synthetic organic chemistry with laboratory automation and artificial intelligence. Our research focuses on the investigation of new catalytic reactions – aimed toward the understanding and controlling the complexity within these processes. These studies allow us to design new chemistry and chemical processes to enable scalable manufacture of new and valuable molecules. We meet these challenges with either new chemical solutions, such as novel catalysts and reaction conditions, or prototype compound isolations, involving crystallization and separation technology.

The current position is focused on developing and extending our toolkit of robotic analytical hardware. These tools will be linked to machine learning to develop self-driving, closed loops automated laboratory synthesis platforms.

Candidates should have a PhD in organic chemistry or related field (recent graduate or postdoc with < than 2 years postdoctoral experience) with a background in synthesis and reaction methodology. They should be self-motivated with a keen interest in the interdisciplinary nature of organic process chemistry. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, as well as proficiency in standard laboratory software are highly valued.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Duties:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Computer science exposure with experience in Python
  • Experience with laboratory automation technology
  • Managing collaborations
  • Laboratory management and organization

 

Valuable Additional Skills: 

  • Synthesize novel small molecule organic compounds
  • Study crystallization behavior of small molecule organic materials.
  • Characterize organic products using common single molecule and solid-state techniques (NMR, IR, UV, HPLC, MS, X-ray)
  • Design and execute separation strategies for synthetic chiral molecules.

 

Applicants should send:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae, with list of publications
  • A summary of current work (maximum one-page)
  • Applicants should also arrange to have 2 reference letters sent directly to: