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The Division of Reproductive, Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Reproductive Biology. Specifically, we are seeking a scientist with interest in ovarian (gamete), embryonic (reproductive genetics), uterine (endometrium) and/or placental biology to complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in reproductive biology

The UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology has training programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make innovative advancements in knowledge and translate it to practice to improve health. The Department consists of more than 300 physicians and scientists as well as over 50 administrative, research, and technical staff. Specialty training programs are offered in gynaecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as advanced training programs in endometriosis, pelvic pain and advanced laparoscopic surgery, family planning, vulvovaginal health and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division at UBC is distinguished by its alliance with a very dynamic graduate program where both M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of study are offered. It provides students with a broad knowledge of mammalian reproductive and developmental biology, as well as with in depth expertise in at least one area of research, including reproductive and molecular endocrinology, immunology of reproduction, fertilization and early embryonic development, perinatal metabolism and fetal neonatal physiology. Both programs involve course work and completion of a thesis based on research carried out by the student. The successful candidate is expected to teach and supervise students in this program.

Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, through their Division Head of REI, the successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent credentials, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated ability in scholarly activity, preferably with a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. The incumbent should have proven experience in conceiving, establishing and executing research projects, preferably in reproductive health or related fields. Our scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program; opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other departments in the UBC. It is expected that the person in this role would actively engage with appropriate colleagues in the newly formed Academy of Translational Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine. The appointee will have demonstrated evidence of ability in teaching and will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners. The incumbent will also show demonstrated ability in scholarly activity and will be expected to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit your application online at: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs. A letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be included in the online application.  Any questions should be directed to: 

Hannah Sauvé

HR Assistant, UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Email: hsauve@providencehealth.bc.ca

Subject Line: Assistant Professor, REI Position

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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