At BC Children's Hospital, we foster a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment for our community of more than 300 investigators and their research teams. We cultivate ongoing research innovations by nurturing new and future independent researchers. Almost 400 trainees (masters and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates) from around the world work with our established investigators. 

In a joint effort with our partner academic institutes, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is recruiting new faculty in a variety of research areas:

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), UBC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The UBC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute seek to recruit an outstanding scientist for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. 

Candidates will have expertise in the area of metabolomics with research that will apply broad, discovery-based metabolomics techniques (mass spectrometry and/or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy based) to clinical cohorts, and include complimentary studies to understand molecular mechanisms. The research program is expected to focus on the development and application of metabolomics methods to the study of child health and/or development. Outstanding candidates with past experience outside of child health are encouraged to apply. 

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019, or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), UBC Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

The UBC Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in Pharmacogenomics of Pain Management. The successful applicant will also hold a concurrent appointment as an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

The partnership between these departments will enable translational research, working with patients and clinicians located at BC Children’s Hospital and the Lower Mainland academic anesthesiology hospital sites to move new innovations into clinical practice. This position also offers a unique cross-disciplinary opportunity to bridge research and clinical practice in the areas of acute and chronic pain management using pharmacogenomics-driven, patient-specific pain management strategies.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019, or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

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Associate Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenure), UBC Department of Medical Genetics

The UBC Department of Medical Genetics and the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor, tenure-track or tenure, dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will also hold a concurrent appointment as an Investigator within the Research Institute.

UBC’s Genetic Counselling Program is an established leader in the training of genetic counsellors, and is emerging as a leader on the international stage in the domain of genetic counsellor-driven research. We are seeking an academic Genetic Counsellor with expertise and experience to further the development of the genetic counselling profession as an academic discipline, improve the evidence base for genetic counselling practice in the era of genomic medicine, and to guide the vision and curriculum development required to propel UBC’s Genetic Counselling Program to promote innovative practice models with the aim to improve the health of Canadians as it pertains to genetic counselling.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019, or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), UBC Department of Medical Genetics

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and the UBC Department of Medical Genetics invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will also hold a concurrent appointment as an Investigator within the Research Institute. 

We are seeking an epidemiologist with expertise in the use of linked administrative databases and the ability to understand and integrate (epi)genetic data in conducting research with child health populations. This role has the objective of improving the care of children with chronic illnesses and understanding the root causes of children’s chronic diseases as they relate to the interaction of genes and the environment.

In conjunction with the BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) unit, the successful candidate will develop a large-scale implementation plan for high-dimensional (epi)genomic data, and the analysis of such data in the context of linked databases.

The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2019, or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

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Assistant Professor (Grant Tenure-Track), UBC Department of Statistics

The UBC Department of Statistics invites applications from outstanding investigators for a full time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a concurrent appointment as an Investigator within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and research and should have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program, to engage in developing and applying statistical methods to biomedical data arising from clinical trials, clinical and administrative data bases and data-intense biological technologies such as medical imaging and metabolomics, and to catalyze synergies between investigators within the Department of Statistics and across the Research Institute.

The position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020. Applications are due by October 10, 2018.

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Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track), UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Research Institute and UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking applicants with an expertise in the immunopathology of metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus (diabetes), but candidates leading research programs investigating the role of immunometabolism in autoimmunity and/or cancer will also be considered. The ideal candidate's research would integrate studies of how the intestinal microbiome contributes to immunometabolism in health and disease. The successful candidate will also join a thriving group of investigators at the Research Institute working in the specific areas of human immunology, diabetes and obesity.

The expected start date for this position is January 1, 2019. 

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