Research Associate position in tissue regeneration
Position SummaryThe School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, campus invites applications for a full time Research Associate position for studying cellular networks in tissue regeneration in the Rossi Laboratory (http://www.rossilab.ca/fabio-rossi.html).
The Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science have partnered to create the SBME (https://www.bme.ubc.ca/), a new flagship entity at UBC, and a top strategic priority for the University and both Faculties. The SBME is a nucleus for education and training, research, and innovation in biomedical engineering, creating new knowledge, new academic and training programs, and fostering translation and innovation. UBC SBME trainees will distinguish themselves by a deep education in biology, deconstructed using engineering science and design, and applied to the solution of real-world biomedical challenges. Our SBME faculty conduct research that advances our fundamental understanding of human biology, and yields technologies and therapies that advance our health and wellbeing.
This position will play a leadership role in Rossi Laboratory, and will be reporting directly to Dr. Fabio Rossi, who is the Principal Investigator of the laboratory.
An end goal of our research is to understand how cellular communications make regeneration a robust process. For instance, a focus of the lab is the two-way communication between inflammatory cells and stromal progenitors, and how this communication determines whether a tissue regenerates of forms a fibrotic scar in response to damage. Specific tasks may include:
Supervision receivedThe incumbent will receive supervision directly from Dr. Fabio Rossi, as needed.Supervision givenThe incumbent may be required to supervise trainees involved in the research program.
Start date and stipendThe start date is July 1, 2021. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension subject to securing additional research funds and work performance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to ApplyCandidates should provide a CV, contact information of 2 references, and a cover letter describing past achievements and future research interests. Applications should be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php or https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/Research-Associate_JR2494 (JR2494). Review of applications will begin on June 30th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
We thank all interested applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants short-listed will be contacted for an interview.
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 of Canada will be given priority.