Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Cellular and Molecular Imaging in the Eye University of British Columbia Canada


Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the School of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Cellular and Molecular Imaging in the Eye

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences jointly with the School of Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), invite applications for the position of a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of cellular and molecular imaging in the eye. The anticipated start to be mutually agreed.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the School of Biomedical Engineering are seeking applicants with a proven track record of discovery and innovation in biomedical engineering as related to cellular resolution and molecular contrast imaging in the eye and collaborative research on novel therapies for diseases affecting vision. 

A particular focus on the development of high resolution technologies, analytical strategies, and delivery systems for the retina is desirable. The successful applicant is expected to contribute towards new cell and gene therapeutic strategies as well as develop and maintain an active research program of excellence in ophthalmic translation as evidenced through collaborations with clinician-scientists, bioengineers, basic scientists, through technology embedded clinics, publications in high impact journals, funding from health research agencies, and patient oriented research. Translational research activities will be based at the Eye Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital.

The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree, have training as a Biomedical Engineer, or in a closely related area, as well as be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada. The successful candidate will also show demonstrated ability and excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching activities of the Department and School as well as make academic service contributions. Examples of excellence in Biomedical Engineering include the ability to establish a high impact research program as measured by novel technology creation, high impact publications, and interest in technology entrepreneurship. Research and teaching activities and will integrated into the School of BME at UBC Point Grey campus.

All positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A letter of application, as a single PDF file accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (~2 pages); a statement of research plans (~4-5 pages); a copy of two publications and the names of three references, should be directed to:

Dr. David Maberley
Professor and Head
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UBC
(email: Jeanne Charles at subject line: Assistant Professor position)

Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC's West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. |

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