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2019-20 WINTER SESSIONAL LECTURER POSITIONS

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia invites applications for sessional lecturers for the 2019-20 Winter Session (Terms 1 and 2, September – December 2019 and January – April, 2020). The salary range for these positions depends on qualifications and experience. Individuals with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry and successful teaching experience are preferred. Familiarity with computer interfaces and online teaching systems (UBC Canvas) is an asset. For further information regarding Sessional Lecturer positions at UBC please refer to: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descriptions/job-descriptions/#4.

We are seeking applications to teach courses from the roster of courses shown below.

CHEM 111 Structure, Bonding in Chemistry: Fundamentals of bonding theories, structural chemistry and equilibrium with applications relevant to modern society.

CHEM 121 – Structure and Bonding in Chemistry: Fundamentals of bonding theories and structural chemistry, with applications relevant to modern society.  To be delivered through (a) the Department of Chemistry and/or (b) the UBC Vantage College program facilitating academic progress for International students. As such, successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment.

CHEM 123 – Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Organic Chemistry: Fundamentals of chemical reactivity: thermodynamics; kinetics; organic chemistry, including stereochemistry; applications relevant to modern society.

CHEM 211 – Introduction to Chemical Analysis: Quantitative chemical analysis; chemical and physical principles of spectrophotometry, potentiometry, and Chromatography.

CHEM 218 – Fundamentals of Reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry: Chemical reactivity of inorganic systems: oxidation/reduction chemistry; multiply-bonded systems; main group chemistry.

CHEM 233 – Organic Chemistry for the Biological Sciences: Reactions and properties of carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids, nucleic acids. The successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team environment.

CHEM 250 Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers: Chemistry of selected groups of inorganic compounds, considered in relation to industrial processes.

CHEM 300Communicating Chemistry: Effective argumentation and communication skills in chemistry.

CHEM 3XX*/445** – Chemistry Integrated Laboratory/ Projects in Experimental Chemistry (Inorganic)

CHEM 3XX*/445** – Chemistry Integrated Laboratory/Projects in Experimental Chemistry (Analytical)

*Principles and techniques of modern chemistry applied by integrating experiments chosen from organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry/**Principles of experimental design, practice and problem solving in chemistry, including the opportunity to pursue projects in a research setting. 

SCIE 300 – Communicating Sciences: Effective communication and presentation skills in science.

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 BC 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. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita and a statement of teaching philosophy. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset.

Applicants should also arrange to have two reference letters sent directly to:

Please use the subject line: “ATTN: Chair, Sessional Lecturer Search Committee”

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is noon, Friday July 5, 2019

 

 

Research Associate (Biosynthetic)

This will be a one-year full-time position starting in October 2019. It will involve investigation of biosynthetic pathways. Specifically, the work will involve the following:

Generation of in-frame deletion mutants in non-model natural product producers

Purification and structure elucidation of natural product metabolites and shunt products

Biochemical and X-ray crystallographic investigation of biosynthetic enzymes

 

Minimum requirements

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology
  • At least three years of postdoctoral experience in natural products biosynthesis
  • Experience in microbial biology and genetic manipulation of bacteria
  • Experience in purification and structural characterization of organic molecules using mass spectrometry and NMR
  • Experience with molecular biology, purification of recombinant enzymes, and biochemical assays
  • A strong publication record
  • Excellent communication and analytical abilities; ability to independently execute experiments and to mentor younger scientists

 

Anticipated start date:  October 2019

How to apply:

Please either email your CV, a statement of research interests, names and contact information for three referees, and copies of three research publications to Dr. Katherine Ryan at ksryan@chem.ubc.ca

Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Employment Equity:

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. 

 

 

Research Associate - Chemical Genetics Research Program

The position will be for an organic chemist to carry out the synthesis of biologically active natural products and analogs of biologically active natural products as part of a chemical genetics research program aimed at finding and optimizing new natural product drug lead compounds and discovering new drug targets. The successful candidate should have at a minimum a PhD in chemistry from a recognized university, postdoctoral research training, and 5 or more years of independent organic chemistry research experience. The successful candidate should be well versed in synthetic organic chemistry methodology, NMR and mass spectrometric characterization of organic compounds, chromatographic separation of organic compounds, computer aided drug design, graduate student research supervision, manuscript and research report preparation, and laboratory safety, and be able to work independently. The position will be at the Research Associate level and it is for one year and may be renewed subject to available funding. The position is available immediately and the successful candidate must be able to start as soon as the position is offered.

 

Anticipated Start Date: October 2019

How to Apply:

Email your CV, three reference letters or contact information for three references to Raymond Andersen, Department of Chemistry, UBC: raymond.andersen@ubc.ca

Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

Deadline for Applications: Review of all applications will begin on August 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity:

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