Past Job Postings

UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies

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The Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity Studies. We welcome applications from diverse candidates working in any area of biodiversity research, and on any organisms or ecosystems. Candidates are expected to have an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, microbial evolution, physiology, and systematics. We are especially interested in candidates with a track record of effective societal engagement. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, according to the qualifications of the candidate. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding research program, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. UBC is close to marine, freshwater, temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats. On-campus facilities include greenhouses, aquatic facilities, the UBC Farm and Botanical Garden, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018.

The successful applicant will join the Biodiversity Research Centre, which provides exceptional opportunities to interact with an outstanding and collegial research community, develop strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s collections (http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/), and participate in the Museum’s outreach efforts. The Chairholder also will become a member of the academic Department(s) and Faculty most closely associated with their research interests.

Queries and applications should be directed to Sally Otto . Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests (maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for three referees.

Review of applications will begin in the fall and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration, please submit materials by September 18, 2017).

UBC embraces equity and diversity as integral to our academic mission. We encourage and support participation of the widest range of perspectives in our exploration and exchange of knowledge and ideas. An essential component of academic excellence is a truly open and diverse community that actively fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or excluded. We encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, 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.

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.

For more information on the President's Excellence Chairs at UBC please visit: ubc.ca/excellence

SCIENCE EDUCATION SPECIALIST

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JOB SUMMARY A position is available for a Faculty of Science-funded education specialist (SES) embedded in the Department of Zoology. The specialist will coordinate and support scholarship of teaching and learning projects, advise faculty on teaching and learning practices, and work with them on course and curriculum revisions, pedagogical improvement projects, and assessment of teaching and learning effectiveness. A key role will be to mentor faculty instructors and graduate student teaching assistants using best practices relating to teaching. Occasionally an SES will participate in the instruction of specific courses for undergraduates in order to support pedagogical advancement and the improvement of departmental instruction.

Successful applicants will have disciplinary expertise in Biological Sciences, such as a graduate degree or equivalent experience in a related discipline. They will bring expertise in pedagogy and evidence-based educational practices in the context of undergraduate life-science education. They will receive ongoing support, mentoring and training in science education, including through professional development workshops coordinated by the Faculty of Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight).

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS This appointment will be made in the Department of Zoology (Faculty of Science). The position reports jointly to the Associate Head of the undergraduate Biology Program and to the Director of Skylight & to the Administrator, Zoology for administrative purposes. Works closely with faculty members and other members of instructional teams (including teaching assistants and other students who may be hired to help with projects). Interacts with peers in their home department, in other departments and with Skylight personnel. May supervise teaching assistants and/or student research assistants.

WORK PERFORMED Instructional guidance: -assist instructors in developing and implementing new courses and in improving existing courses, and in revising and coordinating revision of curriculum at a course and/or program level -advise and support faculty teaching activities and teaching and learning development projects; assist in developing, deploying and archiving instructional materials -collect, distil, and communicate data to guide faculty/department efforts, including the design of evaluation tools (e.g., concept questions, surveys, focus group questions) -advise/collaborate with faculty on teaching and learning project proposal development (e.g., applications for large and small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects and Skylight development grants) -liaise with members of Skylight and the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology to coordinate educational technology support and receive administrative assistance -prepare and present departmental reports on pedagogical projects and initiatives -coordinate departmental activities towards the achievement of the departmental vision around teaching and learning Faculty and Teaching Assistant development: -coach faculty in evidence-based teaching practices, possibly as part of a paired instruction arrangement -serve as a resource for evidence-based teaching practice -provide formative, informal expert feedback to instructors on their teaching -develop and deliver professional development workshops related to instruction for faculty members and graduate teaching assistants -facilitate the professional development of faculty in teaching and learning through workshops and one-on-one consultations, providing expertise and support in planning, designing and implementation of evidence-based teaching practices and resources, and measuring the effectiveness of these interventions Discipline-based education research: -consult and collaborate with faculty members on scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) activities, such as discipline-based educational research (DBER) -disseminate scholarly work in collaboration with faculty by publishing in peer-reviewed journals or through presentation at national and international conferences -design educational research experiments and collect relevant data for course projects; publish newly developed instruments or novel methods Community building: -facilitate communication and help to build consensus around teaching and learning practices within the department -liaise across departments in the Faculty of Science and with colleagues at other institutions in the same discipline -serve on committees related to departmental teaching and learning activities -organize and participate in department activities related to instructional practice, including teaching retreats, discussion series, science education seminars, reading groups Participate in centrally-organized work and activities, including collaboration on Faculty of Science-wide projects, active participation with the community of peers across departments, attending and contributing at Skylight meetings, Supper Series, and at the Science Education Open House; serve on additional committees as needed As part of the larger teaching improvement mission, may be asked occasionally to instruct in courses under development/study identified as in need of pedagogical advancement. This would be less than one course a year, at most twice in a three year time span, and would be done under an Honorary Lecturer appointment

CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR The incumbent will be providing instructional expertise to improve the effectiveness of teaching by faculty instructors and teaching assistants in the department, and will advise on the development and improvement of organizational practices and department teaching methods and materials; they will participate in the assessment of program offerings and peer review of teaching. Errors will impact the overall success of department teaching programs, and our ability to improve the teaching success of individual faculty members, which could negatively impact their career progress.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED The role reports jointly to the Associate Head of the undergraduate Biology Program and to the Director of Skylight & for administrative purposes - to the Administrator, Zoology. The incumbent will work under general guidelines. Work is reviewed in terms of achievement and effectiveness of the department's educational goals.

SUPERVISION GIVEN This role provides guidance and advice to faculty members and other instructors on pedagogical skills, teaching practices and curriculum. May supervise graduate and undergraduate teaching, academic or research assistants (TAs, UTAs, GRAs, URAs GAAs, UAAs) who may be hired to support DBER and SoTL projects.

QUALIFICATIONS Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. A Graduate degree in mathematics or science is preferred in an area related to department where work will be performed, or equivalent experience, is required so that the incumbent will have sufficient knowledge of the subject to provide relevant pedagogical guidance in the courses taught. Must have knowledge of current pedagogical research and best practices in teaching. Experience working in an instructional capacity with undergraduates is required (as an instructor or teaching assistant). Experience in curriculum development and assessment of teaching effectiveness is considered an asset. Experience with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard) and other educational technologies would also be an asset. Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Required skills: Ability to lead change by creating a vision and taking appropriate action to ensure acceptance and support Ability to instruct and provide training in pedagogical best practices Ability to initiate and conduct research projects Ability to analyze and interpret data, determine implications, and provide recommendations Good assessment and evaluation skills Ability to give effective presentations Excellent writing and verbal communication skills Good management and organizational skills Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner Experience with Microsoft Office

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. Apply at UBC Careers http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php - job ID - 27161.

Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology & Biomechanics

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The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Comparative Animal Physiology & Biomechanics. We seek an outstanding individual with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience and an excellent research record. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2018.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals and particularly encourage candidates who expand our research and teaching approaches. The candidate will also actively interact with the large group of biologists in the Department of Zoology. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Cell and Developmental Biology, Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Ecology and Evolution. The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, names and email addresses for three referees, and up to four publications to Jeffrey Richards at cpb2017@zoology.ubc.ca. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2017.

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.

Sessional Lecturers - Winter term 1, 2017

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Applications are invited in Term 1 of the upcoming Winter Session - September 1 to December 31, 2017 to teach the following courses:

1. BIOL 121: Genetics, Evolution and Ecology - 3 credits – several sections available

Course Description: Principles of storage and transmission of genetic variation; origin and evolution of species and their ecological interactions.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant and peer tutor instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lecture times vary by section.

Candidates should have a MSc. or PhD in Biology or related area and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Experience teaching in first year biology is required.

2. Biology 200 – Lecture Section – Fundamentals of Cell Biology - 3 credits

Course description Structure and function of plant and animal cells; membrane models, cytoplasmic organelles, biological information from gene to protein, the endomembrane system, secretion, intracellular digestion, endocytosis, transport processes, cytoskeleton and cell motility.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant and peer tutor instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures are given MWF 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6,516.08.

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. Application deadline is August 18, 2017.

Applications should be emailed to: Professor Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, 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.

Sessional Lecturer – Winter term 1, 2017

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Applications are invited in Term 1 of the upcoming Winter Session - September 1 to December 31, 2017, to teach the following course:

Biology 112 – Biology of the Cell: The principles of cellular and molecular biology using bacterial and eukaryotic examples – 3 credits.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from September 6, 2017 to December 2, 2017. The Final Exam period is from December 6, 2017 to December 21, 2017.

Qualification and skills: Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Cell Biology. (Term 1)

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6,516.08 with a top up for high enrollment.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, 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: Shona Ellis, (shona@mail.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: August 8, 2017

Postdoctoral position with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative in Biology

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We are seeking a postdoctoral science teaching and learning fellow for a 1-year position with the Life Sciences Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (LS-CWSEI) (http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/) to perform educational research and help to improve the quality of our undergraduate Biology major.

The work will involve assessing the UBC undergraduate Biology program with respect to the teaching of skills associated with reading the scientific literature and scientific writing. Once this assessment has been completed, the postdoctoral science teaching and learning fellow will work with interested faculty to develop resources to promote the use of scientific literature in undergraduate classes.

Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in any area of Biology within the last three years. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, English fluency, and a strong personal commitment to science education are also required. Experience in educational materials or curriculum development and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level will be considered assets. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Education and a M.Sc. in Biology will also be considered

The appointment will be for one year.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of teaching and pedagogical experience and/or training, and the names and contact information (including phone and e-mail) of up to three references to: Patricia Schulte (Departmental director LS-CWSEI) electronically to pschulte@zoology.ubc.ca

Review of applications will begin July 31, 2017, with the appointment anticipated to begin on September 1, 2017.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary and title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

Sessional Lecturer 2017WT1

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Applications are invited for a full-time Laboratory Sessional position in Term 1 of the upcoming Winter Session - September 1 to December 31, 2017, to teach the following course: Biology 363 – Laboratory in Animal Physiology - Experimental studies in Animal Physiology.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates (Lecture and Laboratories), teaching assistant instruction and supervision, grading assignments and exams. Four laboratory sessions per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (all from 1:00 - 5:00). One lecture session a week: Friday (noon - 1pm) Class size ~96 students.

Qualification and skills: PhD in Biology, Zoology or Experimental Medicine with a focus on Physiology; Research and /or Laboratory teaching experience in Animal Physiology Proficiency in the use of computerized data acquisition systems (Pasco’s Datastudio and Capstone; Biopac BSL PRO or Acknowledge) and other basic teaching lab equipment (Spectrophotometers, Stimulators, Oscilloscopes, Force and Displacement transducers, PO2 and pH electrodes, etc?).

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a full time Laboratory Sessional is $4,887 per month.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, 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: Shona Ellis, (shona@mail.ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: May 31

Sessional Lecturer - Term 1 - 2017 Summer Session

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Biology 234 – Fundamentals of Genetics

Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Summer Session 2017, to teach the following course: Biology 234 – Fundamentals of Genetics - Genotype and phenotype, mechanisms of inheritance, genetic analysis.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run MWF (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Tutorials run MWF (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). Courses run from May 15, 2017 to June 22, 2017.

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of biology. Experience with teaching in the area of Fundamentals of Genetics is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6,516.08 with a top up for high enrollment (above 30 students).

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 Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia. Application deadline is April 20, 2017.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN CARL WIEMAN SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position in Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) for Life Sciences. The successful candidate will work with the comparative physiology curriculum working group to improve teaching and learning in organismal biology and physiology, including developing active learning exercises and classroom activities, and testing the effectiveness of these activities.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Biology with expertise in Comparative Physiology and/or Comparative Biochemistry in animals. Experience with active learning strategies and evidence-based teaching practice is also required. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to Dr. Patricia Schulte (pschulte@zoology.ubc.ca), Department of Zoology, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4.

Deadline for receipt of applications is December 31, 2016. Expected start date is January 1, 2017.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Two Faculty Positions in Ecology

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The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invite applications for two faculty positions in Ecology. We seek outstanding individuals with innovative research programs focused on ecology that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths. Both positions are tenure track and are expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, although a higher rank might be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and an exceptional research record, with demonstrated potential for establishing a successful research program and attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. We welcome candidates working in any area of ecology, and on any organisms or ecosystems, but we note the proximity of UBC to marine, freshwater, temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats and the availability of on-campus facilities that include greenhouses, aquatic facilities and the UBC Botanical Garden. We particularly encourage candidates who will align with and broaden our teaching and research approaches. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

The successful applicants, in addition to membership in their home Department(s), will become members of the Biodiversity Research Centre, an outstanding group of scientists studying ecology, evolution, and systematics. The Centre http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/ provides exceptional opportunities to join an interactive research community, develop strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum's collections http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/, and participate in the Museum’s outreach efforts. Information on the Department of Zoology is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca while information on the Department of Botany is available at https://www.botany.ubc.ca/.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, effective supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests (maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for three referees to Drs. Amy Angert and Diane Srivastava at ecologysearch@zoology.ubc.ca. The deadline for applications is October 21, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Research Associate in Evolutionary Population Genomics

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a part-time (66%) Research Associate position in Evolutionary Population Genomics. We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher for an 18-month Research Associate position in avian evolutionary population genomics. The successful candidate will be working closely with Dr. Darren Irwin and will be responsible for data generation, data analysis and drafting of publications to be submitted to peer review journals.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD and at least three years of postdoctoral experience in the field of evolutionary population genomics. Preference will be given to applicants with an excellent publication record in the genomics of adaptation, hybridization and divergence with gene flow. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable expertise in the analyses of genomic/genetic data from a diversity of organisms, including terrestrial vertebrates. The successful candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with, and to assist in advising a graduate student in Dr. Irwin’s research group. They must also possess strong communication, leadership, administrative, and collaboration skills.

Applicants should send their documents to Dr. Darren Irwin by email to irwin@zoology.ubc.ca. Complete applications should include:

• a cover letter

• curriculum vitae

• three publications in peer reviewed publications - demonstrating the candidate’s excellence in evolutionary population genomics

• the contact information for three referees

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 26, 2016. The expected start date is October 1st, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Comparative Animal Physiology in its broadest sense. We seek an outstanding individual working with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in comparative animal physiology and biomechanics. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. However, we may consider applications at a higher rank from individuals with truly exceptional research programs, especially from individuals that broaden faculty diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research record. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals and particularly encourage candidates who expand our teaching and research approaches. The candidate will also actively interact with the large group of biologists in the Zoology Department. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and vigorously promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in cell and developmental biology, comparative animal physiology and biomechanics, ecology and evolution. The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or Interests, names and email addresses for three referees, and up to four publications to Dr. Colin Brauner at comphysearch@zoology.ubc.ca. The deadline for applications is September 16, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer 2016WT2

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Applications are invited for Sessional Lecturers to teach the following (Term 2) course:

BIOL 201 Introduction to Biochemistry - 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 3, 2017 to April 6, 2017 - three 50-minute lectures per week. The Final Exam period is from Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 28, 2017. Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Biochemistry. A Ph.D. in Biology/Biochemistry will be preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6,516 with a top up for high enrollment. 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 Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia. Application deadline is August 24, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer – 2016 Winter - Term 1

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Applications are invited for Sessional Lecturers to teach the following courses:

Biology 112 – Biology of the Cell: The principles of cellular and molecular biology using bacterial and eukaryotic examples. Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from September 6, 2016 to December 2, 2016, three 50-minute lectures per week. The Final Exam period is from December 6, 2016 to December 21, 2016. Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Cell Biology. (Term 1)

Biology 200 – Lecture Section - Cell Biology I: Structure and function of plant and animal cells; membrane models, cytoplasmic organelles, biological information from gene to protein, the endomembrane system, secretion, intracellular digestion, endocytosis, transport processes, cytoskeleton and cell motility. Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from September 6, 2016 to December 2, 2016, three 50-minute lectures per week. The Final Exam period is from December 6, 2016 to December 21, 2016. Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Cell Biology. (Term 1)

Biology 230 – BIOL 230 Fundamentals of Ecology: Dynamics of plant and animal populations, structure of ecological communities and functioning of ecosystems. Interpretation of research results and application to environmental issues. Labs meet once a month. Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from September 6, 2016 to December 2, 2016, three 50-minute lectures per week. The Final Exam period is from December 6, 2016 to December 21, 2016. Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Ecology. (Term 1)

BIOL 404 101 (Lecture) Ecological Methodology: Design, execution, and analysis of ecological surveys and experiments. Practical field methods for estimating population metrics and describing community structure. Computer techniques for the statistical analysis of ecological data. Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. September 6, 2016 to December 2, 2016, two 50-minute lectures per week - Monday and Wednesday (from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm). The Final Exam period is from December 6, 2016 to December 21, 2016. Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Ecology. (Term 1)

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6264.00 with a top up for high enrollment. 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 for all positions should be emailed to: Professor Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia. Application deadline is July 7, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: July 7, 2016

Sessional Lecturer - Term 1 - 2016 Summer Session

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BIOL 111

Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Summer Session 2016, to teach the following course: BIOL 111 – Introduction to Modern Biology - 3 credits. Course Description: Concepts fundamental to biological issues, such as the genetic basis of biological variation, evolution, infectious diseases, causes of cancer, population growth, and human effects on ecosystems. Not open to students who have credit for Biology 12 (including AP, IB).

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from May 9, 2016 to Jun 16, 2016, Monday, Wednesday, Friday (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.). Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Biology.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6264.00 with a top up for high enrollment. 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. Application deadline is May 4, 2016.

Applications should be emailed to: Professor Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Sessional Lecturer - Term 1 - 2016 Summer Session

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BIOL 260

Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Summer Session 2016, to teach the following course: BIOL 260 - Fundamentals of Physiology - 3 credits. Course Description: Principles of cellular and organismal physiology illustrated with examples from unicellular organisms, plants and animals, focusing on transport processes, water balance, nutrient acquisition and communication.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from May 9, 2016 to Jun 16, 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Biology. Experience teaching in the area of Animal Physiology is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6264.00 with a top up for high enrollment.

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. Application deadline is April 25, 2016.

Applications should be emailed to: Professor Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

BIOL 121

Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Summer Session 2016, to teach the following course: BIOL 121: Genetics, Evolution and Ecology - 3 credits.

Course Description: Principles of storage and transmission of genetic variation; origin and evolution of species and their ecological interactions.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant and peer tutor instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from May 9, 2016 to Jun 16, 2016, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Biology. Experience teaching in first year biology is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3-credit course is $6264.00 with a top up for high enrollment.

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. Application deadline is April 25, 2016.

Applications should be emailed to: Professor Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Biodiversity Instructor, Department of Botany

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The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications for a tenure-track faculty teaching position at the rank of Instructor I. UBC Botany (www.botany.ubc.ca) is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level.

A PhD in algal, fungal, or bryophyte biology is required, with preference for experience in collections-based research. The candidate is expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.

The Instructor will teach first year biology, as well as biodiversity teaching, including organismal biology courses (e.g., phycology, mycology, and/or bryology) and participation in collections-based education through the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. As a member of the UBC Professor of Teaching stream, the candidate is expected to demonstrate promise of educational leadership in enhancing biodiversity awareness throughout the Biology curriculum, as well as contributing to the sustainability pathway in Biology. The Instructor is expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. The service component may include curatorial and outreach duties in the UBC Herbarium.

The successful candidate must possess strong communication, leadership, and collaboration skills in order to build bridges between the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Biology program. Experience in scientific outreach or curriculum development related to biodiversity or organismal biology is desirable.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Closing date for all applications has been extended to April 4, 2016.

Applications should include a CV, contact information for references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching philosophy, and a one page statement on the importance of biodiversity teaching. Applications should be directed to Jessica Sui, Botany Faculty HR Manager, (jobs.botany@ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer - Term 1 - 2016 Summer Session

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Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Summer Session 2016, to teach the following course: Biology 300 –Fundamentals of Biostatistics – both lecture and coordinating lab sections (with TA assistance). Statistical procedures for biological research; estimation, hypothesis testing, goodness of fit, analysis of variance and regression; use of computers for statistical analysis.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run from May 9, 2016 to Jun 16, 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays (7:00pm – 10:00pm) with three lab sections on Wednesday (10:00am – 1:00pm), 2:00pm – 5:00pm, and 7:00pm -10:00pm).

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Biology. Experience teaching in the area of Biostatistics is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6264.00

Applications should include 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 Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

MSc Position in Freshwater Fisheries Stock Assessment

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I am seeking a motivated MSc student to conduct field and analytical assessments of a small but popular kokanee fishery outside of Vancouver BC. If you are intrigued by the dynamic interaction between anglers, fish and habitat, enjoy time outdoors and have an interest in learning strong quantitative fisheries skills, this may be the opportunity for you. We have secured funding full to support your student stipend and field work. The project involves working with BC government biologists to interview anglers and monitor fishing effort as well as tag and handle juvenile and adult kokanee. As the successful candidate, you will analyse field data to assess population abundance, productivity, growth, harvest and habitat. These findings will be used to develop a simulation tool to provide advice to agency managers on how to effectively regulate the fishery and manage the population to promote both conservation and sustainable recreational use.

As the successful candidate, you will join the Applied Freshwater Ecology Research Unit within the newly created Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. The Institute provides the opportunity to gain a broad education involving quantitative ecology, resource economics, human dimensions and ecosystem management. You will join an exciting group of students working on a variety of topics and systems spread throughout the world.

You may begin your graduate work in either April/May or September. If interested, please send a cover letter outlining your background and motivation for this work as well as a resume and (unofficial) transcript to Brett.vanPoorten@gov.bc.ca.

I look forward to your application.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Neuronal Patterning

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A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kota Mizumoto http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/person/mizumoto in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The successful candidate will conduct research in neuronal patterning using C. elegans as a model system. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in one of the following fields: molecular biology; genetics; developmental biology; neuroscience and with strong interests in understanding the mechanisms underlying motor coordination. Experience in basic and advanced genetics, microscopy and molecular biology is strongly preferred. Experience with C. elegans is not required. Excellent scientific writing skills are also essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out experiments and data analysis in an independent manner. They are also expected to present results at laboratory meetings, participate in journal club presentations, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, play an active role in developing research proposals, and writing manuscripts for publication. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a necessity as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

The position is grant supported for two years (renewed annually) with the possibility of an extension contingent on budgetary approval and continued grant funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae with the contact information of three referees and a summary of research interests by email to: Kota Mizumoto mizumoto@zoology.ubc.ca

The position will be available at beginning of April but the start date can be flexible. Until a suitable candidate is appointed - this job opening will remain open.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Faculty Position in Evolutionary Biology (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair)

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Evolutionary Biology (Canada Research Chair Tier 2). We seek an outstanding individual working with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in evolutionary biology and the Zoology Department. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, although a higher rank might be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an exceptional research record with demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research program, as well as demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2016.

The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology and of the Biodiversity Research Centre, an outstanding group of scientists studying evolution, ecology, systematics, and genetics. The Centre provides exceptional opportunities to contribute to an interactive research community, develop strength in research and teaching, study and contribute to our physical collections, and to contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum's community and outreach efforts. We welcome candidates working on any group of organisms and particularly encourage candidates who broaden our teaching and research approaches. The candidate will also actively interact with the broadly based group of biologists in the Zoology Department. The Department includes more than 44 principal investigators and vigorously promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in cell and developmental biology, comparative animal physiology, ecology and evolution.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Sally Otto at evobiosearch@zoology.ubc.ca. Letters of support from three referees should be sent to the same address. The deadline for applications is September 21, 2015. The Canada Research Chair is equally open to individuals of all nationalities. The Chair is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. Applicants must meet eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position, including having received their PhD in 2006 or later, except under special circumstances.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Research Associate in Comparative Physiology

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position in Comparative Physiology. The successful candidate will oversee the operation of the Closed Containment Aquaculture Research Laboratory and coordinate research on optimizing growth of coho and Atlantic Salmon in recirculating aquaculture systems.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Comparative or Fish Physiology. Technical expertise with control systems, recirculating aquaculture system operation/maintenance, and physiological & biochemical analysis are strongly preferred. Excellent writing and organizational skills are essential.

The position is grant supported for two years with the possibility of an extension contingent on continued grant funding.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to either: Dr Colin Brauner (brauner@zoology.ubc.ca) or Dr Jeffrey Richards (jrichard@zoology.ubc.ca), Department of Zoology, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4.

Deadline for receipt of applications is July 1st, 2015, although review will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Expected start date is September 1st, 2015.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Part Time Sessional Lecturer - 2015 Term 1 Winter Session

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Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Winter Session 2015, to teach the following course: Biology 418 – Evolutionary Ecology - Ecological adaptation and evolutionary processes in contemporary populations; natural selection, variation, optimization, foraging theory, coevolution, arms races; life history theory, evolution of sex, sexual selection, evolution in managed populations.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, teaching assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 with one-hour tutorials (TA will assist with these): Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 pm, 2:00 - 3:00 pm and Friday 1:00 - 2:00 pm, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of Biology.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6264.00. Applications should include 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 Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2015

Part Time Sessional Lecturer - 2014 Term 2 Winter Session

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Applications are invited for a part-time (33%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 2 of Winter Session 2014, to teach the following course: Biology 234 – Fundamentals of Genetics - Genotype and phenotype, mechanisms of inheritance, genetic analysis.

Job description: Primary duties include instruction of undergraduates, Teaching Assistant instruction, grading assignments and exams. Lectures run Monday (10:00 – 11:00, 12:00 – 1:00), Wednesday (10:00 – 11:00, 12:00 – 1:00) and Friday (10:00 – 11:00, 12:00 – 1:00). Tutorials run Monday (11:00 – 1:00, 1:00 – 3:00).

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of biology. Experience with teaching in the area of Fundamentals of Genetics is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a 3 credit course is $6264.00. Applications should include 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 Shona Ellis at shona@mail.ubc.ca, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

CLOSING DATE: December 24, 2014

Senior Research Associate

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The Department of Zoology/Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Senior Research Associate position, effective Oct 30, 2014. The successful applicant should have expertise in analyzing neurodegeneration and survival in a variety of contrasting transgenic models (especially mouse and drosophila). They should have specific experience in analyzing patterns of retrograde neuronal degeneration, and designing genetic experiments to test protein mis-localization and trafficking in the nervous system. Preference will be given to applicants having experience with using 3- and 4-colour confocal microscopy to analyze brain tissue and neurons in vitro, and analyze the functional capacity of neurons in vitro. Expertise in electron microscopy and mathematical analysis techniques are highly desirable. Previous experience in the preparation of external funding applications and successful funding is an essential requirement. As the applicant will oversee the activities of graduate students and undergraduates and assist in administrative duties for the lab, it is also preferred that they are familiar with the administrative practices of both the Department of Zoology and the Life Sciences Institute. The position is grant supported for a period of one year, renewable for a second year. The successful candidate is required to hold a PhD, with a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a summary of research interests to: Dr. Jane Roskams, Life Sciences Institute, 2350 Health Sciences Blvd, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4 Canada.

Closing date for applications is October 29, 2014.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair)

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology (Canada Research Chair Tier 2). This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2015.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an exceptional research record. We seek an outstanding individual with an innovative and integrative research program. We especially encourage applications from individuals with expertise in genomics examining fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. The research area should complement existing faculty strengths in evolutionary biology and the Zoology Department.

The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology and of the Biodiversity Research Centre an outstanding group of scientists studying evolution, ecology, systematics, and genetics. The Centre provides exceptional opportunities to contribute to an interactive research community, develop strength in genomics research and teaching, study and contribute to our physical collections, and to contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum's community and outreach efforts. The candidate will also actively interact with the broadly based group of biologists in the Zoology Department. The Department includes more than 44 principal investigators and vigorously promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue 21 st-century questions in cell and developmental biology, comparative animal physiology, ecology and evolution. The Department actively participates in several interdisciplinary programs, including the graduate programs in genetics, neuroscience, applied mathematics, and resource management.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Dolph Schluter at jobs@zoology.ubc.ca. Letters of support from three referees should be sent to the same address. The deadline for applications is September 5, 2014.

The Canada Research Chair is equally open to individuals of all nationalities. The Chair is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. Applicants must meet eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position, including having received their PhD in 2005 or later, except under special circumstances.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Part Time Sessional Lecturer - 2013 Term 2 Winter Session

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Applications are invited for a part-time (50%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 2 of Winter Session 2013, to teach the following course:

Biology 204 – Vertebrate Form and Function: Laboratory Sections – A comparative study of vertebrate structure, function, development, and evolution, with dissection of several representative specimens.

Job description: Primary duties include assisting the course coordinator with preparation of lab materials for BIOL 204 (Vertebrate Form and Function), instruction of undergraduates, and grading assignments and exams.

Labs run Monday (2:00 – 5:00), Tuesday (9:30 – 12:30, 2:00 – 5:00), Wednesday (2:00 – 5:00), Thursday (9:30 – 12:30, 2:00 – 5:00), and Friday (9:00 – 12:00).

Candidates should have a MSc. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of animal biology. Experience with active learning is an asset. Evidence of teaching excellence in a comparative animal morphology laboratory class is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a half time Laboratory Sessional Lecturer is $9,394.50.

Applications should include 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: Angela O’Neill, Instructor (oneill@zoology.ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

CLOSING DATE: December 27, 2013

Assistant Professor in Developmental Genetics (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair)

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Developmental Genetics (Canada Research Chair Tier 2). This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2014. We seek an outstanding applicant whose research program uses a genetic model system to examine fundamental questions in developmental biology.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research track record. The successful applicant will have expertise in studying developmental processes at either the cellular or whole animal level. Applicants employing whole genome approaches and bioinformatics are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community. The successful applicant will become a member of the Life Sciences Institute (http://lsi.ubc.ca), a world-class group of scientists studying cellular and molecular biology. The candidate will also actively interact with the broadly based group of animal physiologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists in the Zoology Department.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Robert Shadwick at jobs@zoology.ubc.ca Letters of support from three referees should be sent to the same address. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2013.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality. The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. A candidate needs to insure they meet the eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Part-Time Research Associate

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A part-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nelly Pante in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. This position involves research on the mechanisms of molecular trafficking within the cell, focusing on nuclear import of viral genomes and protein targeting associated with nuclear pore complexes. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in electron microscopy, in particular in immunogold labeling. In addition, experience in relevant laboratory techniques including immunoprecipitation, western blotting, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, real-time PCR, plasmid constructs design and site-directed mutagenesis are required. Applicants are required to hold a PhD and at least five years of postdoctoral research experience in Cell and Molecular Biology. The applicant should have a strong publication record and a proven record of collaborative research. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2013. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should send a letter describing their research interests and experience, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, by June 28th 2013 to:

Dr. Nelly Panté Department of Zoology at the Life Science Institute, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3, Canada Email: pante@zoology.ubc.ca

Summer Sessional Lecturer position Term 1 of the Summer Session 2013

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Applications are invited for a Summer Sessional Lecturer to teach BIOL 153/155 - Human Biology – May 13, 2013 to Jun 20, 2013 - 7 credits

BIOL 153/155 is a course that teaches the principles of biology with particular reference to the human body (anatomy and physiology). Laboratories (BIOL 153) include selected experiments on organ physiology and general anatomy. The successful candidate will be responsible for lecture and laboratory instruction. Responsibilities include presenting lectures (BIOL 153/155), preparation of lab materials for BIOL 153, instruction of TAs, interaction with undergraduates, and grading assignments and exams.

Lectures are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Labs are given on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Requirements: Candidates should have a M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level in the area of human anatomy and physiology. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $13,930 plus a top-up of $2886 for high enrolment.

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 sent electronically to shona@mail.ubc.ca Professor Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: MARCH 11, 2013

Part-Time Research Associate

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A one-year, part-time (60-80%) Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Gordon in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for running an experimental program on the neuronal regulation of feeding behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience using Drosophila as a model to study physiology or behavior. Applicants are expected to have a publication record at the highest international standards. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the project, including generating complex Drosophila genotypes, designing and executing various experiments aimed at dissecting the genetic and neuronal control of feeding behavior, and conducting in vivo physiology experiments to monitor neuronal activity relating to taste and feeding. Additional responsibilities include the presentation of research findings at conferences, continued publication of research, and assistance with the day-to-day training of other research personnel in the laboratory. This position will begin on January 15, 2013 and will be initially for one year, with the possibility of extension contingent on continued grant funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, copies of two representative publications and the names of two referees to: Dr. Michael Gordon, email: gordon@zoology.ubc.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications is January 10, 2013.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, we especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Assistant Professor in Botany/Zoology (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Microbial/Protist Ecology)

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The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Aquatic Microbial Ecology. This is a tenure-track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2013. We seek an outstanding applicant whose research program investigates the functional ecology of phytoplankton, microzooplankton or other protists within the context of their natural, preferably marine, environment. The program should include a strong field component and address fundamental questions in ecology with state-of-the-art approaches, such as genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the departments, university, and academic/scientific community.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality who are within 10 years of earning a PhD. The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca.

The successful applicant will be a member of the UBC Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution (www.cmde.science.ubc.ca) and will also be considered for appointment as a Scholar in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity (www.cifar.ca/integrated-microbial-biodiversity).

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Brian Leander at ecologysearch@botany.ubc.ca. Letters of support from three referees should be sent to ecologyreferences@botany.ubc.ca. In order to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted on or before Friday, December 21, 2012.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Sessional Lecturer Positions- 2012 Term 2 Winter Session

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1) Applications are invited for a part-time (50%) Sessional Lecturer position in Term 2 of Winter Session 2012, to teach:

Biology 364 –Lecture Section - Animal Physiology, Cardiovascular, respiratory, and osmoregulatory physiology. Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Requirements: Candidates should have a M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The current minimum salary is $8,855.50 for 3-credit courses with enrollment of sixty students or more. As this is expected to be high enrollment the salary will be $4427.75.

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: Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology (shona@mail.ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

CLOSING DATE: December 14, 2012

2) Applications are invited for the following Sessional Lecturer position in Term 2 of Winter Session 2012 to teach:

BIOLOGY 450 – Molecular Adaptation of Animals to the Environment Physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies of adaptation of animals to environmental challenges. The evolution of genetic and biochemical systems, and their impact on animal structure and function. Lectures are given Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Requirements: Candidates should have a M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $5970 for a 3-credit course.

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: Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology (shona@mail.ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

CLOSING DATE: December 14, 2012

3) Applications are invited for the following Sessional Lecturer position in Term 2 of Winter Session 2012 to teach:

BIOLOGY 418 – Evolutionary Biology. Ecological adaptation and evolutionary processes in contemporary populations; natural selection, variation, optimization, foraging theory, coevolution, arms races; life history theory, evolution of sex, sexual selection, evolution in managed populations. Lectures are given Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Requirements: Candidates should have a M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $5970 for a 3-credit course.

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: Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology (shona@mail.ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. CLOSING DATE: December 20, 2012

Part-Time Research Associate

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A part-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nelly Pante in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. This position involves research on the mechanisms of molecular trafficking within the cell, focusing on nuclear import of viral genomes and protein targeting associated with nuclear pore complexes. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in electron microscopy, in particular in immunogold labeling. In addition, experience in relevant laboratory techniques including immunoprecipitation, western blotting, flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, real-time PCR, plasmid constructs design and site-directed mutagenesis are required. Applicants are required to hold a PhD and at least five years of postdoctoral research experience in Cell and Molecular Biology. The applicant should have a strong publication record and a proven record of collaborative research. This is a six-month appointment and the anticipated start date is January 1, 2013. Deadline for receiving applications is December 10, 2012. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should send a letter describing their research interests and experience, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Nelly Panté Department of Zoology at the Life Science Institute University of British Columbia 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3, Canada Email: pante@zoology.ubc.ca

Part-time Research Associate Position - Cell polarity in Drosophila development

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A one year, part-time (50%) Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vanessa Auld in the A one year, part-time (50%) Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vanessa Auld in the Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for running an experimental program on the role of junctional protein complexes in maintenance of polarity in Drosophila epithelia. The applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience and a publication record at the highest international standards relating to the development and maintenance of epithelia in Drosophila. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of this project, including generating genotypes and Drosophila strains for the various experiments, the design and construction of genetic crosses with the analysis of polarity and epithelial integrity in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc and embryonic epithelia, and biochemical analysis of protein complexes. Additional responsibilities include the presentation of research findings at conferences, continued publication of research, and assistance with the day-to-day training of other research personnel in the laboratory. This part-time position will begin on December 16, 2012 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of an extension contingent on continued grant funding.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, copies of two representative publications and the names of two referees to: Dr. Vanessa Auld, Department of Zoology, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Life Sciences Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4. Email: auld@zoology.ubc.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1st, 2012.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, we especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Part-time Research Associate Position - Cell polarity in Drosophila development

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A one year, part-time (50%) Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vanessa Auld in the Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for running an experimental program on the role of junctional protein complexes in maintenance of polarity in Drosophila epithelia. The applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience and a publication record at the highest international standards relating to the development and maintenance of epithelia in Drosophila. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of this project, including generating genotypes and Drosophila strains for the various experiments, the design and construction of genetic crosses with the analysis of polarity and epithelial integrity in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc and embryonic epithelia, and biochemical analysis of protein complexes. Additional responsibilities include the presentation of research findings at conferences, continued publication of research, and assistance with the day-to-day training of other research personnel in the laboratory. This part-time position will begin on December 16, 2012 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of an extension contingent on continued grant funding.

Positions for sessional instructors

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October 26, 2012 DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CUPE 4163 (COMPONENT 3) SESSIONAL LECTURERS Expressions of interest are invited for sessional assignments for the following Winter Session 2012/2013 course.

SECOND TERM January 03 – April 05, 2013

Biol 307 Chordate Zoology 1.5 units TWF 9:30 – 10:30

All expressions of interest must be submitted in writing or emailed to the Department of Biology Office, University of Victoria. P.O. Box 3020 Stn CSC Victoria, BC V8W 3N5 Tel: (250) 721-7091 Fax: (250) 721-7120, bioadmin@uvic.ca on or before Monday, November 12, 2012 The anticipated date by which employment decisions will be made is November16th.

All positions are subject to meeting minimum enrollment requirements.

The Department of Biology reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and aboriginal persons, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

Canada Research Chair Tier II in Epigenetic Gene Regulation.

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Epigenetic Gene Regulation. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2013.

We seek an outstanding applicant whose research program examines fundamental questions in epigenetic regulation of gene expression. The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research track record. The successful applicant will have developed expertise in studying the mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation at either the level of transcription or translation. Applicants employing whole genome/proteome approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Bill Milsom at jobs@zoology.ubc.ca Letters of support from three referees should be sent to the same address. Applications should be submitted on or before October 31, 2012.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality. The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. A candidate needs to insure they meet the eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

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The Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, seeks applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology or Biomechanics. The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong research program, effectively teach courses in Animal Biology and Physiology, actively interact with a core group of Animal Physiologists and a broadly based group of Cell Biologists, Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists and actively engage in service to the University and the community.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant field; postdoctoral or equivalent research experience; a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential for quality teaching and mentorship at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send the following by e-mail to Dr. William Milsom, Head, Zoology Department, University of British Columbia (job@zoology.ubc.ca): a curriculum vitae, teaching record, a summary of research and teaching philosophy, reprints of up to four key publications, and the names and contact information for three referees who can provide letters of support.

The closing date for all applications is September 15, 2012 with appointment anticipated to begin by July 1, 2013.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, we especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

PART TIME RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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PART TIME RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION -- MECHANICAL DESIGN OF SPIDER SILKS

A one year, part-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Gosline in the Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, BC, Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for running an experimental program on the mechanical design of spider silks. The applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience and a publication record at the highest international standards relating to the mechanical design of spider silks. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of this project, including collection and maintenance of spiders in the lab, the design and construction of experimental test systems for evaluating the dynamic mechanical properties and the impact properties of silks, the mechanical testing of silks, and polarized light and SEM evaluation of silk structure. Additional responsibilities include the presentation of research findings at conferences, continued publication of research, and assistance with the day-to-day training of other research personnel in the laboratory. This part-time position will begin on October 1, 2012 and will initially be for one year, with the possibility of an extension contingent on continued grant funding.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, copies of two representative publications and the names of two referees to: Dr. John Gosline, Department of Zoology, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4. Email: gosline@zoology.ubc.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications is September 1, 2012.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

2012 Winter Sessional Lecturer Vacancies Term 1 and 2

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Applications are invited for Full and Part–time Sessional Lecturer positions for the 2012 Term 1 and 2 Winter Sessions.

TERM 1

BIOL 341 101 (Lecture) Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory - September 01 , 2012 to December 15, 2012 - 2 credits – full time Laboratory Instruction – 35 hours per week.

BIOL 341 is a lab course that teaches lab techniques in the context of real research projects, and which emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving and troubleshooting, experimental design, interpretation of data and effective communication skills. The successful candidate will work with the course technician and the instructors for course delivery. Responsibilities include writing weekly lab assignments to guide students through term-long projects, training and supervising TAs to teach and grade the labs, supervising the lab periods, and giving introductory lectures.

Lectures are given Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and will be shared with another Instructor, Lectures held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary for a full time Laboratory Instructor is $17,910 per term.

See requirements below.

TERM 2

Biology 121 (Lecture) - Genetics, Evolution and Ecology – January 02, 2013 to Apr 15, 2013 - 3 credits Principles of storage and transmission of genetic variation; origin and evolution of species and their ecological interactions. There are three lectures per week.

See Requirements below.

BIOL 418 201 (Lecture) - Evolutionary Ecology – 3 credits January 02, 2013 to Apr 15, 2013 Ecological adaptation and evolutionary processes in contemporary populations; natural selection, variation, optimization, foraging theory, coevolution, arms races; life history theory, evolution of sex, sexual selection, evolution in managed populations.

Lectures are given Tuesday and Thursdays, 9:30 am -10:30 am

Requirements: Candidates should have a M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $5970 for 3-credit courses with an enrollment up to thirty students and $8,855.50 for 3-credit courses with enrollment of sixty students or more. 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 sent electronically to shona@mail.ubc.ca Professor Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology University of British Columbia 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. CLOSING DATE: AUGUST 2, 2012

Research Associate Position in Comparative Ultrastructure of Marine Heterotrophic Flagellates

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A one year, part-time Research Associate position is available in the Botany Department at The University of British Columbia. This position is being created to provide high-level electron microscopy and group support for projects that examine the evolutionary morphology of marine heterotrophic flagellates.

The successful applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field and at least 4 years of postdoctoral research at the highest international standards relating to comparative protistology, molecular phylogenetics and single cell transmission electron microscopy. The successful applicant must also have a strong publication record in the comparative ultrastructure of marine heterotrophic flagellates. Research will be within the framework of the Tula Foundation Funded Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution. Additional responsibilities include the presentation of research findings at conferences, continued publication of research, and assistance with the day-to-day training of other research personnel.

Applicants should mail, no later than January 6, 2012, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research interests, the names of three referees and copies of two representative publications to:

Brian Leander Department of Botany University of British Columbia 6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

This part-time position will begin on April 1, 2012 and will initially be for one year.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

Canada Research Chair in Marine Eukaryotic Microbial Ecology

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The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Marine Eukaryotic Microbial Ecology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2012. We seek an outstanding applicant whose research program examines the ecological functions of marine microbial eukaryotes (e.g., protists, protozoa, algae) in the context of their natural environment. The program should address fundamental ecological questions and include a strong field component.

Applicants must have a PhD and preferably postdoctoral research experience. The successful applicant will be a member of the UBC Centre for Microbial Diversity and Evolution (www.cmde.science.ubc.ca) and will also be considered for appointment as a Scholar in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity (www.cifar.ca/integrated-microbial-biodiversity).

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the departments, university, and academic/scientific community. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests, and up to four publications to Dr. Brian Leander at ecologysearch@zoology.ubc.ca. Letters of support from three referees should be sent to ecologyreferences@zoology.ubc.ca. Applications should be submitted on or before November 27, 2011.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality. The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. More information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. 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.

Science Education Postdoctoral Researcher - Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative in Life Sciences - 2011

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The Council of Life Sciences, which is coordinating curriculum reform for the Departments of Botany, Microbiology & Immunology, and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invites applications for Postdoctoral researchers for the Life Sciences Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (LS-CWSEI), a five-year program for study of, and innovation in, science education (http://www.vpacademic.ubc.ca/CarlWieman/).

We are currently seeking three individuals to work with faculty to develop courses in physiology, genetics, and evolution as part of restructuring of the Biology curriculum. The work will involve assisting in the development of course and program level learning objectives, assessments, and pedagogy; development of material for class including interactive activities and pretests; administration and evaluation of assessments of student learning and of student attitudes toward science. Publication of research related to the impact of these interventions is also encouraged. For additional information about the Science Teaching and Learning Fellows positions see http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/departments/index.html

Candidates should have: completed their Ph.D. in a biological science within the last three years with emphasis in physiology, genetics, or evolution; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and a strong personal commitment to science education. English fluency is also required. Experience in educational materials or curriculum development, on-line teaching, project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level will be considered assets. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Education and a M.Sc. in Biology will also be considered.

The appointments will be for one year initially, and may be renewable for up to 3 years at the postdoctoral level.

Applicants should submit a resume, statement of teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information (including phone, fax and e-mail) of three references to: Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology, electronically to shona@mail.ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2011, with appointments anticipated to begin on September 1, 2011.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary and title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Sessional Lecturer position to teach one section of Biology 345 in Term 2, 2011 Winter Session

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Applications are invited for a Sessional Lecturer position in Term 2 of Winter Session 2011 to teach the following course:

Biology 345 – Human Ecology (3 credits) Basics of ecology are introduced, focusing on observations of the natural world. Assignments, including a group project, consider connections between research, awareness and practical uses of ecology. The focus of this course is on the natural world and the many ways that humans play a part in it. The course is framed around basic concepts of ecology, such as ecosystems, biodiversity and cycles in nature. Emphasis will be on basic science skills, such as field observations and inquiry-based learning that are also useful in other disciplines! Students will study current events and issues, both local and global. A group project will include community service, whereby student actions and knowledge can make a real difference.

Lectures are given Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biology or Zoology, and relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $5,970 for 3-credit courses with enrolment of 30 or less students.

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: Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology (shona@mail.ubc.ca).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: August 24, 2011

Sessional Lecturers - Winter 2011

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2011 WINTER SESSION VACANCIES

Applications are invited for Full and Part-time Sessional Lecturer positions for 2011 Winter Session TERM 1 & 2

TERM 1

BIOLOGY 140 (Laboratory Investigations in Life Science) - 4 positions Guided experimental investigations of biological questions.

Applications are invited for the following full and part-time Sessional Lecturer positions to teach the laboratory section of First Year Biology.

1) 4 month sessional (full-time) September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011)

2) 4 month sessional (part-time 50%) - January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012)

3) 4 month sessional (part-time 30%) January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012)

4) 9 month sessional (full-time) - September 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012)

Candidates should have a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Biology, Botany or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate should also have a background in laboratory education in fields such as ecology, behavior and organismal biology.

Salary will be $4477.50 per month for full time with part time being adjusted accordingly. Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three people who have been asked to provide reference letters. The application package should be sent as follows:

Applications should be sent to: By e-mail: pollock@zoology.ubc.ca; or hard copy to: Dr. Shona Ellis, Associate Head, Biology, University of British Columbia 6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

BIOLOGY 360 (Cellular Physiology Laboratory) – Molecular Biology module. Applications are invited for a (part-time 50%) Sessional lab instructor position for 2011 Winter Session Term 1.

The lab sections doing the molecular biology module will run Sept. 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 on Wednesdays 2-6 pm and Thursdays 2-6 pm. The successful candidate will work with the course technician and the co-instructor to deliver this material to students. Responsibilities include adapting the existing lab manual to a new cloning project, training and supervising TAs.

Candidates should have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Biology, Botany, Zoology, or some other relevant field, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate should also have a background in molecular biology techniques and basic knowledge of bioinformatics tools. Experience with the Vista course management system is an asset. Salary will be $2985 for the period.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and the names, addresses, and email or telephone contact information of three people who are willing to provide reference letters. Applications should be sent electronically to lchen@zoology.ubc.ca Dr. Liane Chen, Instructor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Closing date for Term 1 positions: JULY 31, 2011

TERM 2

Biology 364; Lecture - Animal Physiology - Term 2 - Jan 01, 2012 to Apr 15, 2012 Cardiovascular, respiratory, and osmoregulatory physiology. Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 11:00 am -12:00 pm See Requirements below.

Biology 425; Lecture - Biomechanics - Term 2 - Jan 01, 2012 to Apr 15, 2012 An analytical approach to the study of skeletal mechanics and animal locomotion. Selected topics in the structure and properties of biological materials, the functional design of skeletons for locomotion, and the fluid mechanics of swimming and flight- Lectures are given Tuesday and Thursdays, 10:00 am -11:00 am

Requirements: Candidates should have an M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $5970 for 3-credit courses with an enrollment up to thirty students and $8,855.50 for 3-credit courses with enrollment of sixty students or more. 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 sent electronically to shona@mail.ubc.ca Dr. Shona Ellis, Associate Head, Biology University of British Columbia 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: JULY 31, 2010

Part-time Research Associate

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A part-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Richards in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The successful candidate will oversee the operation and maintenance of the Global Change Assessment Laboratory and coordinate research on the mechanisms of stress tolerance in fish. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry and several years of postdoctoral training. Knowledge of biochemical adaptations and experience working with marine and freshwater fish are required. Technical expertise with control systems, equipment maintenance, physiological & biochemical analysis are strongly preferred. Excellent writing skills are also essential. The position is grant supported for one year with the possibility of an extension contingent on continued grant funding. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to: Dr Jeffrey Richards, Department of Zoology, 6174 University Blvd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3. Email: jrichard@zoology.ubc.ca Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2011. Expected start date is March 31st 2011. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer - Summer 2011

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2011 SUMMER TERM 1 SESSION VACANCIES - TERM 1

Applications are invited for Sessional Lecturer positions in Term 1 of Summer Session 2011 to teach the following:

• Biology 204 - Lecture Section - Vertebrate Structure and Function May 09, 2011 to June 17, 2011 Introduction to the vertebrate phyla and their evolution; a comparative study of vertebrate structure and function, with dissection of representative forms. Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:00 -11:00 am

• Biology 204 - Laboratory Section - Vertebrate Structure and Function May 09, 2011 to June 17, 2011 Labs on: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, or Mondays/Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

• Biology 361 – Lecture Section - Introduction to Physiology May 09, 2011 to June 03, 2011 Energetics and excitable membranes of nerve and muscle. Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

• Biology 364 –Lecture Section - Animal Physiology Jun 06, 2011 to July 01, 2011 Cardiovascular, respiratory, and osmoregulatory physiology. Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

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

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $5,970 per section.

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three people who have been asked to provide reference letters.

Applications should be sent to: Dr. W.K. Milsom, Head Department of Zoology University of British Columbia #2370 - 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2011

Associate Professor in Plant Ecology - Department of Botany

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The Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Plant Ecologist to be hired at an Associate Professor level. Applications are encouraged from advanced Assistant Professors who are competitive for tenure, as well as from those already appointed at an Associate Professor level. The appointment begins no earlier than July 1, 2011. We seek outstanding applicants who address fundamental research questions in any area of Plant Ecology.

The successful applicant will become a part of the Biodiversity Research Centre (www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/index.html), whose members have recently been brought together in a new building containing research spaces and laboratories, as well as the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. A companion search is underway for a Conservation Ecologist to be hired at an Assistant Professor level.

Responsibilities of the position include conducting an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and performing service duties for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and up to four publications on-line at www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty_postings.html - Job ID 8561. Applicants should also send the names of three referees who can provide letters of support. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2010.

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. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Canada Research Chair in Conservation Ecology

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Departments of Botany and Zoology University of British Columbia

The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Conservation Ecology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2011. We seek outstanding applicants who address fundamental research questions in fields of Conservation Ecology complementary to existing strengths in UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre (www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/index.html). Our primary interest is in candidates whose research program includes terrestrial plant systems. Information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca. Applicants must have a PhD, and preferably postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will become a part of the Biodiversity Research Centre, whose members have recently been brought together in a new building containing research spaces and laboratories, as well as the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. A companion search is underway for a Plant Ecologist to be hired at an Associate Professor level.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive, externally funded, research program, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students and performing service duties for the departments, university, and academic/scientific community.

Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with Canada Immigration requirements associated with the Canada Research Chairs Program. The position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and up to four publications on-line at www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty_postings.html, Job ID 8560. Applicants should also send the names of three referees who can provide letters of support. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2010.

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. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN ECOLOGY

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The Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in ecology. Applicants must have a PhD and will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program. They will be expected to contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching in ecology and animal biology, and to supervise graduate students.

The successful applicant will become a member of the new Biodiversity Research Center, a world-class group of scientists studying ecology, evolution and systematics, and will actively interact with more broadly based members of the Zoology Department. With this position we seek to complement existing strengths in the Department. Desired research areas include but are not limited to population ecology, theoretical ecology, and ecology of terrestrial vertebrates. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and teaching philosophy, reprints of four key publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness online at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty_relations/careers/.

Applicants should have letters of support from three referees sent to: Dr. Dolph Schluter, Ecology Search, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4 (email ecologysearch@zoology.ubc.ca, Fax 604-822-5780). Inquiries may be sent to the same address. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2010.

The University of British Columbia is strongly committed to diversity within its community and we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. We encourage all qualified persons to apply: however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer - BIOL 200

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Applications are invited for Sessional Lecturers for the following position in Term 1 of Winter session 2010 to teach the following course.

Biology 200 – Lecture Section - Cell Biology I: Structural Basis Structure and function of plant and animal cells; membrane models, cytoplasmic organelles, biological information from gene to protein, the endomembrane system, secretion, intracellular digestion, endocytosis, transport processes, cytoskeleton and cell motility.

Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, Time 15:00 - 16:00

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

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $8,855.50 for 3-credit courses with enrolment of sixty students or more.

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 sent to: Dr. Mike Whitlock, Acting Head Department of Zoology University of British Columbia 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: June 17, 2010

2010 WINTER SESSION VACANCIES

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2010 WINTER SESSION VACANCIES

TERM 1 & 2

Biology 140 (Laboratory Investigations in Life Science) – 2 positions Guided experimental investigations of biological questions.

Applications are invited for 2 Full –time Sessional Lecturer positions for Winter Session starting Sept. 2010 to teach the laboratory section of First Year Biology.

1) 8 month sessional (September 1, 2010 – April 30, 2011) 2) 9 month sessional (September 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011)

Candidates should have a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Biology, Botany or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate should also have a background in laboratory education in fields such as ecology, behavior and organismal biology.

Salary will be $4477.50 per month. The period of employment is Sept. 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011 but consideration will be given to candidates who are available for one term only (Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 2010 or Jan. 4 to April 30 2011).

Applications should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three people who have been asked to provide reference letters. The application package should be sent as follows:

By e-mail: Pollock@zoology.ubc.ca By fax: 604-822-4157 Sent to: Dr. Willam Milsom, Head, Department of Zoology University of British Columbia 6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

CLOSING DATE: JULY 15, 2010

TERM 2

Applications are invited for a Sessional Lecturer in the following position in Term 2 of Winter session 2010 to teach the following course.

Biology 463 - Gene Regulation in Development Control of gene expression in development; the genetic and physiological basis of epigenetic determination; inductive interactions. Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm

Candidates should have an M.Sc. or PhD. in Biology or Zoology, and some relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $8,855.50 for 3-credit courses with enrollment of sixty students or more.

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 sent to: Dr. W.K. Milsom, Head Department of Zoology University of British Columbia #2370 - 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: JULY 15, 2010

TENURE TRACK INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN COMPARATIVE ZOOLOGY

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The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) is seeking candidates to fill a tenure-track Instructor position to coordinate and teach the laboratory portions of courses in Vertebrate Structure and Function and Comparative Invertebrate Zoology.

Successful candidates will demonstrate (1) evidence of outstanding teaching, (2) a high level of expertise in the subject areas, and (3) the ability to contribute to ongoing course redevelopment. Teaching experience in comparative zoology (e.g., comparative anatomy, animal diversity, evolutionary morphology, phylogenetics, and marine biology) and a PhD in a relevant area of biology or a combination of qualifications and experience is required.

The duties of the position include coordinating and teaching the laboratory portions of two large-enrolment (approximately 250 students) courses in "Vertebrate Structure and Function" and "Comparative Invertebrate Zoology", contributing to course redevelopment, and to the training and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants. There are also opportunities to work in collaboration with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (www.cwsei.ubc.ca).

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for at least three individuals who would be willing to provide letters of reference. An explicit outline of the courses taught, the year in which each course was taught, course class size, and student evaluations should be included in the application. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds.

Please apply on-line to: http://hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty_postings.html. Questions may be sent to jobs@zoology.ubc.ca The closing date for applications is February 28, 2010, with appointments anticipated to begin by September 1, 2010.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

TENURE TRACK BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

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The Departments of Botany and Zoology seek candidates to fill two tenure-track Instructor positions to teach in the Biology Undergraduate Program in the general areas of cell and molecular biology. Candidates must hold a PhD in relevant areas of the life sciences, have an integrative approach to biology, and be committed to improving biology teaching. Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience is preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding teaching, expertise in the subject area, and the ability to contribute to ongoing curriculum and course development. Duties of the positions vary, and may include the development and coordination of tutorials for a cell biology class (over 1000 students), contributing to lab and lecture teaching in cell and molecular biology at introductory and advanced levels, and developing an innovative lab course in integrative biology. Instructors will participate in course and curriculum development, and in training and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants. There are also opportunities to work in collaboration with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (www.cwsei.ubc.ca). Application packages should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three or more people willing to serve as references. The CV must include a summary of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations). Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants should apply online at http://hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty.html and also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent as pdf files to jobs.botany@ubc.ca. The closing date for applications is February 15th, 2010, with appointments anticipated to begin on or after July 1, 2010. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Research Associate

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Research Associate Research Associate

The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia Vancouver invites applications for a Research Associate position within the C. elegans Gene Knockout Facility with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2010. The successful applicant should have expertise in Bioinformatics and large-scale database analysis. An interest in and familiarity with Comparative Genome Hybridization and Deep Sequencing data is required. The Applicant should also have some knowledge of C. elegans biology and genetics.

The position is grant supported for a period of one year, renewable for a second year. The successful candidate is required to hold a PhD, with a minimum of 5-7 years of research experience with Comparative Genome Hybridization and Deep Sequencing data. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to analyze deep sequencing data for the C.elegans Gene Knockout Facility, plus design and analyze Comparative Genome Hybridization Chips

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a summary of research interests to : Dr. Don Moerman, Department of Zoology, 300- 6174 University Blvd., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada.

Closing date for all applications is December 15, 2009.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CELL OR DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

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TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CELL OR DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

The Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure track position in cell or developmental biology. Preference will be given to applicants studying model systems. Applicants must have a PhD and will be expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program. They will be expected to contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching in cellular or developmental biology or genetics and to effectively supervise graduate students. The successful applicant will become a member of the Life Sciences Institute, a world-class group of scientists studying cellular and molecular biology, and will also actively interact with the broadly based group of animal physiologists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists in the Zoology Department.

Appointment will be at the assistant professor level and is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and teaching philosophy, and reprints of four key publications. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset. Applicants should also send the names of three referees who can provide letters of support. Applications may be emailed to job@zoology.ubc.ca. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2009.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

TWO FACULTY POSITIONS IN ECOLOGY

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The Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, invites applications for two tenure track positions in population, community or ecosystem ecology. For one of these appointments we prefer a population ecologist who combines quantitative (modeling or statistical) and field-based approaches. Applicants must have a PhD and will be expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program that complements our existing strengths in ecology. They will be expected to contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching in ecology and animal biology, and to effectively supervise graduate students. Successful applicants will become members of the new Biodiversity Research Center, a world-class group of scientists studying ecology, evolution and systematics, and will also actively interact with more broadly based members of the Zoology Department.

One appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The other appointment may be made at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Both appointments are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, summary or research interests and teaching philosophy, and reprints of four key publications. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset. Applicants should also send the names of three referees who can provide letters of support. Address all materials to: Dr. Bill Milsom, Head, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4 (email jobs@zoology.ubc.ca, Fax 604-822-5780). We encourage electronic submissions of all application materials. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2009.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply: however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

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The Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, seeks applications for a tenure track position as assistant professor in comparative animal physiology or biomechanics. The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong research program, teach courses in animal biology and physiology, actively interact with a core group of animal physiologists and a broadly based group of cell biologists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists and actively engage in service to the University and the community.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant field; postdoctoral or equivalent research experience; a demonstrated record of research excellence and potential for quality teaching and mentorship at undergraduate and graduate level.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send the following by e-mail to Dr. William Milsom, Head, Zoology Department, University of British Columbia (job@zoology.ubc.ca): a curriculum vitae, teaching record, a summary of research and teaching philosophy, reprints of up to four key publications, and the names and contact information for three referees who can provide letters of support.

The closing date for all applications is July 31, 2009 with appointment anticipated to begin by July 1, 2010.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Appointment may be considered at a higher rank for a member of a designated equity group with exceptional qualifications.

Research Associate

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A full-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Anthony R.E. Sinclair in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The successful candidate will organize a research program in Serengeti, Tanzania, guide and train Tanzanian research technicians, analyze long term data on plant and animal communities, and coordinate the scientific publication of results involving several groups at different universities.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Plant ecology and several years of postdoctoral training with emphasis on African ecosystems in savanna areas, especially East Africa. Knowledge of plant community statistical analyses and Geographic Information Systems is required, and an understanding of plant-animal interactions is strongly preferred. Experience with local village communities is preferred. Excellent scientific writing skills are also essential.

The position is grant supported for one year with the possibility of an extension contingent on budgetary approval and continued grant funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a summary of research interests to: A.R.E. Sinclair, Centre for Biodiversity Research, 6270 University Boulevard, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

Phone: 604-822-4239 Fax: 604-822-0653 Email: sinclair@zoology.ubc.ca

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2009. Expected start date is 1st May 2009.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Tenure track biology instructor positions

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The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) are seeking candidates to fill at least four tenure-track Instructor positions to teach in the Biology Undergraduate Program. At least two positions will be in cellular and molecular biology, with the remaining positions open to biologists in any area. Candidates must hold a PhD in Biology, have a broadly integrative perspective on the biological sciences, and be committed to the improvement of biology undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience is preferred.

Successful candidates will demonstrate 1) evidence of outstanding teaching, and 2) the ability to contribute to ongoing curriculum and course redevelopment.

Duties of the positions vary, but may include lecturing in introductory and advanced courses, teaching and administration of a large third-year undergraduate laboratory course in the area of specialty, participation in course and curriculum development, and the training and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants. There are also opportunities to work in collaboration with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (www.cwsei.ubc.ca).

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for at least three individuals who would be willing to provide letters of references to jobs@zoology.ubc.ca. Candidates are particularly encouraged to highlight previous experience in fostering the education of students from diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2009 and continue until the positions are filled, with appointments anticipated to begin by July 1, 2009.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Research Associate

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A full-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Rosemary Redfield (http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~redfield/index.html) in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The successful candidate will conduct research on the mechanisms of competence induction in Haemophilus influenzae, with particular emphasis on the regulation of the competence activator protein Sxy.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in Microbiology or Molecular Biology and several years of postdoctoral training. Knowledge of natural competence systems in Gram-negative bacteria and experience working with Haemophilus influenzae are strongly preferred. Technical expertise in DNA (mutagenesis and cloning), RNA (whole genome- and single gene-expression analysis) and protein (protein purification, protein-protein interactions) techniques is required, as well as the ability to integrate these different approaches efficiently. Excellent scientific writing skills are also essential.

The position is grant supported for one year with the possibility of an extension contingent on continued grant funding.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to: Dr Rosemary Redfield Life Sciences Centre (Zoology) 2350 Health Sciences Mall University of British Columbia Vancouver BC Canada V6T 3Z4

Deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2009. Expected start date is 15th February 2009.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Sessional Lecturer position to teach one section of Biol 200 in Term 1, 2008 Winter Session

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2008 WINTER SESSION VACANCY - TERM 1

Applications are invited for a Sessional Lecturer position in Term 1 of Winter Session 2008 to teach the following course.

Biology 200 Lecture Section – Cell Biology I: Structural Basis (3 credits) Structure and function of plant and animal cells; membrane models, cytoplasmic organelles, biological information fro gene to protein, the endomembrane system, secretion, intracellular digestion, endocytosis, transport processes, cytoskeleton and cell motility.

Lectures are given Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 3:00 to 4:00 pm

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

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The current minimum salary is $8,585 for 3-credit courses with enrolment of sixty students or more.

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 sent to: Dr. W.K. Milsom, Head Department of Zoology University of British Columbia #2370 - 6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CLOSING DATE: June 25, 2008

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