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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (www.chem.ubc.ca) is seeking outstanding new investigators for three full time tenure-track faculty positions, at the rank of Assistant Professor at its Vancouver campus.  With over 60 faculty, over 240 graduate students and 60 dedicated staff members, UBC Chemistry is one of the world’s top Departments, boasting outstanding research infrastructure, well-equipped shops and services and an unparalleled location on Canada’s beautiful west coast. 

We are seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated success in their field for three positions:

  1. Biological Chemistry
  2. Inorganic Chemistry
  3. Machine Learning in Chemistry

The positions require a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline and an outstanding research track record.  Relevant postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program.  As a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, the successful applicant will be expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate Chemistry courses, and actively participate in departmental activities. Leading candidates will complement and strengthen the Department and University’s expertise in research and education.

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, 2020.

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. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.  Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should upload a cover letter including a summary of research interests and fit to the position, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body, as well as your past, present, and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline. 

Applicants should also provide contact information for three reference letter writers.

Apply here: https://xenon.chem.ubc.ca/chempostings/index.php/Applicant

Review of completed applications will begin on OCTOBER 15th, 2019

Please contact:  chemsearch@chem.ubc.ca for general inquiries.

Application packages are not accepted via email.

 

                 

 

Research Associate - Automation and Robotics

Research Associate to undertake research on a multidisciplinary approach to automated and autonomous chemical processes as directed by the supervisor. The position is within the Department of Chemistry at the Point Grey Campus of the University of British Columbia. This is a non-tenure track position.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Principal Investigator (Dr. Jason Hein), Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The cross-functional nature of the research carried out in the Hein group necessitates close cooperation and effective teamwork within the lab.   Works closely alongside researchers and staff to coordinate use and upkeep of laboratory instrumentation in a collaborative team environment.

Work Performed:

  • Undertake independent, practical laboratory-based research;
  • Significant contribution to academic management of a multidisciplinary research team;
  • Regular interaction with external collaborators;
  • Preparation of regular reports for internal discussion and external publication;
  • Supervision and mentoring of students and colleagues;
  • Formulation of grant reports and proposals;
  • Contribution to administrative responsibilities;
  • Responsibility for sourcing and purchasing of necessary equipment and supplies;
  • Design and construction of unique experimental apparatus;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external suppliers and manufacturers;

Qualifications and experience:

  • A PhD in Synthetic Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry with postdoctoral experience (5+ years overall);
  • Demonstrated experience in the practical manipulation of various chemical reactions in benchtop;
  • Experience in the acquisition and analysis of modern spectroscopic, spectrometric, and crystallographic
  • Experience fabricating hardware for custom laboratory equipment
  • Experience in Python, C++, labview and CAD software (solidwork or similar)
  • Experience in the practical manipulation and upkeep of both mechanical and electronic laboratory apparatus
  • Proven ability to undertake independent and directed research and prepare high-quality reports and publications;
  • Effective communication of science verbally, visually and in written form to scientific audiences;
  • Experience in mentoring researchers in relevant chemistry and general scientific research skills;
  • Experience in the preparation of successful grant proposals;

The anticipated start date for this position October 1st, 2019.

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

Term:  One year with the possibility of an extension.

Salary:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:  Please email your CV to jhein@chem.ubc.ca with “Automation and Robotics Research Associate 2019” in the subject line. Please include contact information for two references.

Deadline:  Applications must be received no later than midnight on September 30, 2019.

 

 

 

Research Associate - Atmospheric Aerosols

The successful applicant will be directly involved in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure purchased through the CFI grant “The Canadian Aerosol Research Network (CARN)”.  Infrastructure to be operated and maintained include the following:

  • High resolution time of flight aerosol mass spectrometer
  • Particle sizing equipment
  • Gas analyzers

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficient in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometers
  • Proficient in operating and maintaining particle sizing equipment and gas analyzers is highly desirable
  • Proficient in writing data acquisition software is highly desirable
  • Relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience is highly desirable

 

The anticipated start data is January 2020 or sooner.  Review of the applications will start from October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for at least six months.

Please send CV and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Professor Allan Bertram, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z1. E-mail: bertram@chem.ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.