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Inclusive. Collaborative. Relentlessly Curious.

We are a community of learners, educators, staff, researchers and entrepreneurs working to change human health and healthcare for all. Our university, hospital and industry partnerships connect across Canada’s flourishing life sciences community, and we are situated on UBC’s stunning Point Grey Campus in Vancouver, BC. Driven to transform medicine? Then you are most welcome here.

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Current
SBME Opportunities

STAFF

There is currently a Computational Technician position available in the Shakiba Lab at the School of Biomedical Engineering. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be, based on available scRNA data, to develop a computational model describing the self-organization process of precursor cells into Blood Vessel Organoids capillary networks. To learn more about this position or apply, please view the job posting.

There is currently a Program and Advising Coordinator position available at the School of Biomedical Engineering. Under minimal direction, this position coordinates student support systems and is responsible for project execution, advising, administrative, and coordination functions related to both graduate and undergraduate students, programs, and streams within SBME. To learn more about this position or apply, please view the job posting.

There is currently a Research Technician 3 position available within the Mend the Gap team at the School of Biomedical Engineering. The position is for a research assistant who will be involved in developing an in vitro model of the injured spinal cord. To learn more about this position or apply, please view the job posting.


FACULTY

There is currently a Research Associate position available within Yachie Lab at the School of Biomedical Engineering. This position will work on a team-based project in collaboration with United Therapeutics. To learn more about this position or apply, please view the job posting.

We are currently hiring for the position of Associate Professor (tenure) or Professor (tenure) Sir Magdi Yacoub Professorship in Tissue Regeneration at UBC at SBME UBC. As the holder of the Sir Magdi Yacoub Professorship in Tissue Regeneration, the successful candidate will support tissue regeneration and research, training, and education at the University by applying a deep understanding of the fundamentals of cell-material interactions and exploring how materials influence and guide cellular behaviour, organization and function on synthetic matrices. To learn more about this position or apply, please visit the job posting.

We are currently hiring full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Immuno-Bioengineering. Research areas of particular interest include: bioengineering in the area of molecular/cellular immunology; how the immune system influences the body systems during development, ageing and disease; understanding and controlling crosstalk between immune and other organ systems; novel technologies for skewing immune response in vivo as an approach towards ameliorating disease; bioengineering immune cell fate control or function; engineering cellular or molecular systems that recapitulate various immune-related physiologic functions. A focus on the development of novel bioengineering approaches and technologies to modulate the neural – immune axis is of particular interest, and applications to diseases such as Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other diseases with a neural- immune axis would be particularly exciting.

The School of Biomedical Engineering in partnership with the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health is currently hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neuro Bioengineering. Research areas of particular interest include: cellular and molecular engineering approaches to neurological disorders; bioengineering neural cell fate control, brain integration or function; engineering cellular or molecular systems that recapitulate neural function; strategies to manipulate neural cellular behaviour at the molecular level, or related areas. A focus on the development of novel bioengineering approaches and technologies to modulate the neural-immune axis and applications to diseases such as Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other diseases with a neural-immune axis would be an asset.

There are currently three positions open within the Faculty of Medicine. Two of these positions will be appointed in the School of Biomedical Engineering. Please view the pdf cluster ad for more information, to view individual available positions and how to apply.


Trainees

No current openings.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

There is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position available within Yachie Lab at the School of Biomedical Engineering. This position will work on a team-based project in collaboration with United Therapeutics. To learn more about this position or apply, please view the job posting.

Become an Associate Member

Associate Membership in the School of Biomedical Engineering is an unofficial position given to a faculty member outside of the school when there is a need to have a formal arrangement to participate in teaching, research and service. This is not a joint appointment. To request membership please see here for more instructions: Associate Membership Application. Each application will be reviewed by the School’s leadership team.

Notes on applying for Associate Membership

The term for Associate membership is a maximum of 3 years. For renewal, a new application package must be submitted. It is expected that each member participate in at least one teaching and/or service activity (i.e. serve on a SBME committee, other than graduate supervisory committees). This activity must be clearly outlined in the letter of intent.

Teaching and Committees

Teaching activities fall under our undergraduate and graduate curriculum umbrellas. Note that our students do take courses in other departments. SBME-specific courses are coded as BMEG courses.

Our list of committees continues to expand as the school itself expands. Below is a list SBME committees:

  • Undergrad Curriculum Committee
  • Undergrad Admissions Committee
  • Graduate Program Scholarship/Awards Committee
  • Graduate Program Policy Committee
  • MEng Admissions Committee
  • PhD Rotation Committee
  • Research Awards Committee
  • Research Advisory Committee
  • Faculty Mentorship Committee
  • Indigenous Engagement Committee
  • REDI Committee

Be open. Be Curious.

Be You.

Equity and diversity are essential to an enriching and inspiring academic and scientific experience. The SBME is open to everyone. Those who have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code whether it be 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 are welcome here. We’re excited to have you join us.

If you are a qualified candidate and you want to help shape the future of health and healthcare, please apply.

Note that Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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