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Sessional Lecturer Position (Summer)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill a position for a Sessional Lecturer starting May 3, 2018.

Individuals with an academic background in synthetic organic chemistry either directly or within broader areas such as materials science, biological chemistry or catalysis are appropriate. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction, especially within a laboratory setting. Strong assets are an ability to work independently, effective communication skills, a demonstrated ability to supervise the work of others, and proven potential for creating innovative instructional environments in both the undergraduate classroom and laboratory. Individuals with a PhD in Chemistry are strongly preferred. 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.

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.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, and statements of teaching and laboratory development philosophies. Evidence of teaching effectiveness would be an asset.

Please email applications to: and use the subject line: “ATTN: Chair, Sessional Lecturer Search Committee”

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 pm PST on Wednesday May 2, 2018


Research Associate - Chemical Genetics Research Program

Position Description

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

March 12th, 2018

Deadline for Applications

Review of all applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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

How to Apply

Email your CV, three reference letters or contact information for three references to Raymond Andersen, Department of Chemistry, UBC:

Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.