According to the 2012 QS World University Ranking by Subject, the University of British Columbia has ranked top in Canada for Chemistry.
UBC Chemistry made #26 on the list...
The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (www.chem.ubc.ca ) invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair position in any area of Chemistry that will advance innovation in Sustainability. The focus of chair can be in diverse areas such as: environmental chemistry, for example, air or water quality, climate change, transport and fate of pollution in water, soil or air; green chemistry, for example, efficient heterogeneous catalysis, improved efficiency and environmental safety in chemical syntheses, chemistry of biomass/renewable or gaseous feedstocks; or materials chemistry, for example, polymer or membrane chemistry, organic materials for alternative energy applications, nanomaterials for energy conversion or environmental remediation. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, postdoctoral experience and an excellent research track record. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a dynamic research program. As a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry the successful applicant will be expected to effectively supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate Chemistry courses and actively participate in departmental activities.
The successful candidate will be eligible to hold an appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level but a higher rank may be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.
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.
Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made in accordance with the Canadian Research Chair program. Information about the Canada Research Chair program can be found at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a detailed research proposal, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to:
Chair, CRC Tier 2 Search Committee email@example.com
Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
A postdoctoral research position is available in Professor Allan Bertram’s research group at the University of British Columbia. Two different research projects are possible. The first project will focus on ice nucleation properties of atmospheric aerosols including fungal spores and bacteria. This project will involve laboratory and field measurements and instrument development. The second project will focus on hygroscopic properties of atmospheric particles. Specific topics will include liquid-liquid phase separation and glass formation in secondary organic aerosol particles. Techniques will include optical and fluorescence microscopy and particle levitation with an electrodynamic balance. Instrument development will also be a part of this project.
Information about the Bertram research group and the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia can be found at www.chem.ubc.ca. Applicants should have a CV and two letters of reference sent to Allan Bertram (Bertram@chem.ubc.ca), University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z1.
Currently seeking excellent candidates for postdoctoral positions in inorganic and polymer chemistry that will become available in the Mehrkhodavandi group at UBC starting early in 2014. The project is a collaboration with Prof. Savvas Hatzikiriakos at UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering and will focus on catalyst development, mechanistic studies, and polymer synthesis aimed at forming biodegradable polymers; see, for example, Macromolecules 2013, 46(10), 3965–3974; Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4295-4297; and J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134(30), 12758–12773. The website at http://www.chem.ubc.ca/our-people/profiles/parisa-mehrkhodavandi provides more details of the chemistry that is currently being investigated. Experience with the synthesis and complete characterization of organic and air-sensitive compounds as well as with kinetic and mechanistic studies and the development of catalytic systems is essential. Experience with polymer synthesis and characterization is highly desirable.
The positions are initially for one year with the strong possibility of a one-year renewal. The salary range is as specified by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and depends on qualifications, and full benefits are provided. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and arrange to have two or three letters of reference sent to me directly by email. They should also feel free to contact me either at firstname.lastname@example.org.