Assistant Professor, Tenure Track | Canada Research Chair – Tier II
The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the
Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia
(UBC) in conjunction with the Department of Statistics in the Faculty of
Science invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) - Tier II,
in the area of Statistical Genomics. This will be a tenure track
appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a successful
independent research program and engage in developing and applying
statistical methods to understand genome-scale data, catalyzing
synergies between Statistics and Genetics. As a faculty member within
both the Department of Medical Genetics and the Department of
Statistics, the successful candidate will also be expected to
participate in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching
activities as well as make academic service contributions.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related
field awarded within the past 10 years. Applicants must also
demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and
The CMMT, based at the Child and Family Research Institute at BC
Children’s and Women’s Hospital is home to a world-leading
multidisciplinary research team with expertise spanning genetics,
neuroscience, biochemistry and bioinformatics. The Department of
Medical Genetics features outstanding faculty working on basic, clinical
and translational genetics, with a record of international leadership in
stem cell research, epigenetics, neurogenetics, cancer biology, genome
sciences and bioinformatics. With existing strength in genetics and
genomic statistics, the Department of Statistics is recognized for
research in Bayesian, spatial and bio- statistics.
The position is subject to final budgetary approval, and the individual
selected will be subject to review and final approval by the CRC
secretariat. The anticipated start date is April 1, 2014 or upon a date
to be mutually agreed.
Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching
dossier, a statement of research activities and plans and names of three
references should be directed to:
UBC Statistical Genomics Search Committee,
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics,
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Review of applications will begin on
October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research
and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC
embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and
faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally
connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to
learn, discover and contribute.
Faculty members, students, staff and alumni in the UBC Faculty of
Medicine are actively engaged in innovative, leading edge research,
education and community service on university and hospital campuses
across the Province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance
learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of
individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Faculty of Science at UBC advances education and research at the
frontiers of science. Strong interdisciplinary clusters span life,
materials and quantitative sciences.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed
to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications
from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons
with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity,
and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Offers will be made in accordance with the CRC program, which is open to
individuals of any nationality.
Department of Medical Genetics www.medgen.ubc.ca
Department of Statistics www.stat.ubc.ca
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