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The Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill a position for a two-year term at the Lecturer level starting July 1, 2019.

The teaching responsibilities for this Lecturer will involve a) a series of courses that focus on Chemistry and/or Science communication, b) introductory courses that encompass the fundamentals of Chemistry and c) laboratory-based courses within the candidate’s area of technical expertise. This position requires excellence, technical capability and a passion for engaging undergraduates with regard to communication, chemistry and science. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction within the lecture and laboratory settings is essential.

Successful applicants will be able to work independently yet also participate smoothly within a team-based instructional setting, will have proven potential for creating innovative instructional environments, and will be excellent communicators.

Individuals with a Ph.D. in Chemistry are strongly preferred. For further information regarding Lecturer positions at UBC, please refer to:  http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/recruitment/titles-ranks-descript....

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

Applicants should send a 1) curriculum vita, 2) a technical writing sample such as a one-page summary of a research project written for the general public and 3) a statement of teaching philosophy. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset.  Applicants should also arrange to have three reference letters sent directly to:

Chair, Lecturer Search Committee


The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is: March 15, 2019



Research Associate

Position Description

Position requires a PhD in chemistry and enzymology with experience in glycoscience, followed by several years of postdoctoral research.  Successful applicant will have deep experience in organic synthesis, especially of sugar derivatives. They will also be very familiar with cloning, expression and characterisation of glycosidases. Experience in handling of robotics is essential as the project has a substantial high-throughput screening component.


The successful candidate will also be responsible for assisting trainees in the lab with the development of such techniques and will, from time to time, directly supervise individuals. The position also requires an ability to write reports and to help coordinate larger projects with researchers from other groups, both within UBC and beyond.

Anticipated Start Date

March 1, 2019

How to Apply

Please email an up-to-date CV with two letters of reference to Dr. Steve Withers at: withers@chem.ubc.ca  no later than 4 pm PST on Friday, February 15, 2019.


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.