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Research Associate in Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics

Closing date: January 3, 2019 at 4pm

The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a part time .50 FTE Research Associate in Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics starting on January 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher for a one-year position in fisheries evolutionary population genomics, with the possibility of extension for up to three years. The successful candidate will be working closely with Dr. Eric Taylor on analyses of genomic differentiation and hybridization between populations of salmonid fishes. The successful candidate will be responsible for data generation, management, analysis, and drafting of oral and written reports and publications submitted to peer review journals. The candidate will also be responsible for liaising with our research partner, British Columbia Hydro. For more information regarding research in the Taylor lab, see http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/person/~etaylor

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in the field of evolutionary population genomics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field, with demonstrated experience in the application of genomic data to issues in conservation. Preference will be given to applicants with a good publication record related to population genomics, hybrid zones, and/or genome evolution. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable expertise in the analysis of population genomic/genetic data, well-developed bioinformatic skills, experience producing genome assemblies, and design of rapid genomic assays. The successful candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with, and to assist in advising graduate students in Dr. Taylor’s research group. They are also expected to assist with laboratory management and upkeep. The successful candidate must possess strong communication, leadership, and administrative skills.

Applicants should send their documents to Dr. Eric Taylor by email to etaylor@zoology.ubc.ca. Completed applications should include:

- a cover letter

- curriculum vitae

- example publication(s) in peer reviewed journals - demonstrating the candidate’s excellence in evolutionary population genomics

- the contact information for three referees

Applications will be received until December 31, 2018 or until position is filled.

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

Term 2 Sessional Lecturers

Closing date: November 27, 2018 at 4pm

Applications are invited in Term 2 of the current Winter Session – January 1 to April 30, 2019 to teach the following courses:

Biology 326 – Experimental Biology of Invertebrates – 3 credits

Course description: Behaviour and ecology of invertebrates as revealed by hands-on experiments in the laboratory and field. Marine emphasis.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant and peer tutor instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from January 2, 2019 to April 4, 2019. The Final Exam period is from April 8 – April 26, 2019.

Candidates should have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Biology or related area and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6915.00.

How to Apply: Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters.

Applications should be emailed to: Professor Sunita Chowrira at sunita.chowrira@botany.ubc.ca, Acting Associate Head of Biology, University of British Columbia.

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.

Application deadline is November 27, 2018.

BIOL 201 Introduction to Biochemistry - 3 credits.

Course description: Biological molecules, protein structure and enzyme action, energy transfer, central metabolic pathways and their regulation. Examples drawn from plants, animals and microorganisms.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from January 2, 2019 to April 4, 2019. The Final Exam period is from April 8 – April 26, 2019.

Qualification and skills: Candidates should have a MSc. Or PhD in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in Biochemistry.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6915.00 with a top up for high enrollment.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vita, a one-page teaching philosophy, and names, addresses and e-mail or telephone contact information of three people who can be contacted to provide reference letters. Applications should be emailed to: Sunita Chowrira, (sunita.chowrira@botany.ubc.ca).

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.

CLOSING DATE: November 27, 2018

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