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ms infinity Program Coordinator

Posted on August 29th, 2016

Position: Coordinator – MS Infinity Program

Summary: We are now accepting applications for the position of ms infinity program coordinator. In this role you will engage with SCWIST members, volunteers and the broader community to deliver ms infinity workshops, e-mentoring for teens as well as support youth in organizing quantum leaps conferences. In this position you will be integral to SCWIST mission to engage young girls in STEM. Please see application details here. Applications close September 9, 2016.

Grant Writer/Senior Scientist

Posted on July 20, 2016

Position: Grant Writer/Senior Scientist at MENRVA Research Group, Simon Fraser University

Summary: The candidate will directly work with Professor Carlo Menon, Principal Investigator, in the formulation, discussion, and development of novel research ideas, assist in writing and editing research grants, and well as thoroughly reviewing grant application guidelines and overseeing the grant management process. Topics of the grants/research cover a wide spectrum of science, health and technology areas.

Minimum Requirements:

1. Should possess a PhD degree (applicants with a Master’s degree and strong academic background may also be considered) in a science, health science or technology related field, including (but not limited to): Biomedical Engineering and Science, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Statistics, Epidemiology, Neuroscience, and Rehabilitation Science.

2. Track record of published scientific articles.

3. Willing to be in a dynamic working environment that involves advanced and evolving research where constant learning is needed. Strong interest to become knowledgeable, through self-studying, on topics that are beyond her/his background.

4. Able to work under pressing deadlines.

5. Be highly innovative and creative.

6. Mature and able to work independently

7. Good writing skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Works closely with investigators to generate and develop novel ideas associating various advanced biomedical concepts and covert these concepts into written documentation;- Assists in the preparation and submission of scientific grant applications, including developing, writing, editing, and coordinating funding applications;

• Conducts extensive literature reviews on relevant advanced topics;

• Explores, elaborates and proposes innovative feasible ideas and concepts;

• Writes and edits scientific documents with the principal investigator, research staff, and students;

• Assists with administrative work as required to meet submission deadlines;

• Assists in managing various research projects;

• Assists in collecting and classifying research data;

• Coordinates various aspects of grant applications, including reviewing funding guidelines and regulations;

• Performs other complementary duties as assigned.

Salary: A competitive salary will be negotiated based on the candidate’s background and experience.

Start Date: As soon as possible. The candidate will begin with a six-month contract, which has the potential to be extended for at least seven years.

Application Process: Please submit to Ms Natasha Victorino (nvictori@sfu.ca): 1) cover letter; 2) full curriculum vitae (including list of publications, Grade Point Average for all received degrees); and 3) contact information of three referees (e.g. previous employers, supervisors) whom could be contacted to request letters of reference.

The University of British Columbia

Posted on July 20, 2016

Two Faculty Positions in Ecology

The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invite applications for two faculty positions in Ecology. We seek outstanding individuals with innovative research programs focused on ecology that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths. Both positions are tenure track and are expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, although a higher rank might be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and an exceptional research record, with demonstrated potential for establishing a successful research program and attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. We welcome candidates working in any area of ecology, and on any organisms or ecosystems, but we note the proximity of UBC to marine, freshwater, temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats and the availability of on-campus facilities that include greenhouses, aquatic facilities and the UBC Botanical Garden. We particularly encourage candidates who will align with and broaden our teaching and research approaches. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

The successful applicants, in addition to membership in their home Department(s), will become members of the Biodiversity Research Centre, an outstanding group of scientists studying ecology, evolution, and systematics. The Centre http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/ provides exceptional opportunities to join an interactive research community, develop strengths in research and graduate teaching, study and contribute to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s collections http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/, and participate in the Museum’s outreach efforts.  Information on the Department of Zoology is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca while information on the Department of Botany is available at https://www.botany.ubc.ca/.

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, effective supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests (maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for three referees to Drs. Amy Angert and Diane Srivastava at ecologysearch@zoology.ubc.ca. The deadline for applications is October 21, 2016.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

 

The University of British Columbia

Posted on July 12, 2016

Assistant or Associate Professor Rank – Sustainability Engineering

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in any technical area relevant to sustainability.   Those with expertise in energy sustainability, water sustainability, or green infrastructure, and who wish to engage in policy formulation relevant to sustainability, are particularly encouraged to apply. The department and university has many ongoing initiatives in sustainability, e.g. http://cerc.ubc.ca/; http://ires.ubc.ca/; http://cirs.ubc.ca/; http://sbsp.ubc.ca/; and http://liu.arts.ubc.ca/.

The appointment may be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, depending on the experience of the selected candidate. The starting date will be July 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research.  Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning, and quality research. All members of the Department are expected to provide service within the Department, at the University, and to both the academic and broader community.

The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, they will develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Industrial experience is an asset.

The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see www.mech.ubc.ca for more information on the Department, and www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/MECH-Sustainability/. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (not to exceed 4 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted only through www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php, and must be submitted by October 1, 2016.

The University of British Columbia

Posted on July 3, 2016

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position – Solid Mechanics

The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in solid mechanics. Those with research interests related to manufacturing and/or who use experimental methods are particularly encouraged to apply.
The appointment may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending on the experience of the selected candidate. The starting date will be July 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to serve society through innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Accordingly, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to students, teaching and learning. All members of the Department are expected to provide service within the Department, at the University, and to both the academic and broader community.
The ideal candidate will be eager to join an engaged academic community, and will complement our existing research strengths. With the support of their colleagues, they will develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.
The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Industrial experience is an asset.
The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top twenty public universities in the world. Current strategic priorities include: student learning, research excellence, international engagement, sustainability, and creating an outstanding work environment. Please see www.mech.ubc.ca for more information on the Department, and www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers for more information on employment in the Faculty of Applied Science.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/MECH-Manufacturing/. The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing “not disclosed”. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority for the position. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (not to exceed 4 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and contact information for four referees. Applications are accepted only through www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php, and must be submitted by September 15, 2016.

 

The University of British Columbia

Posted on July 3, 2016

Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology

The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Comparative Animal Physiology in its broadest sense. We seek an outstanding individual working with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in comparative animal physiology and biomechanics. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. However, we may consider applications at a higher rank from individuals with truly exceptional research programs, especially from individuals that broaden faculty diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research record. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals and particularly encourage candidates who expand our teaching and research approaches. The candidate will also actively interact with the large group of biologists in the Zoology Department. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and vigorously promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in cell and developmental biology, comparative animal physiology and biomechanics, ecology and evolution. The successful applicant will become a full member of the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca

Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching accomplishments and/or Interests, names and email addresses for three referees, and up to four publications to Dr. Colin Brauner at comphysearch@zoology.ubc.ca . The deadline for applications is September 16, 2016.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

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D-Wave Systems Inc

Re-posted on March 30, 2016

D-Wave is working to radically change what it is possible to do with computers. Our mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics and computer science into new breakthrough approaches to computation. We are committed to commercializing quantum computers. The company’s flagship product, the D-Wave Two, is built around a novel type of superconducting quantum processor. D-Wave Two systems are currently in use by on-line customers and by customers in the field such as NASA & Google.

D-Wave is looking for exceptionally motivated people who love to see the impact of their work on a daily basis, who will do whatever it takes to ensure success of the company, and who want to be a part of something special. There are many challenging and exciting opportunities currently available, including the position of Experimental Physicist PhD – responsible for identifying and solving problems, arising in the design, development, and performance of advanced superconducting quantum optimization processors.

  • More details on responsibilities, qualifications and to apply for this position here
  • Check out life at D-Wave and all current openings here

 

Simon Fraser University

Posted on March 1, 2016

Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance

The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance. We welcome applications from scholars who will advance environmental and social justice issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in Canada through interdisciplinary research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement. We seek a collaborative colleague who will address topics such as marine or terrestrial resource use, management and governance; spatial planning; social-ecological systems; food security and sovereignty; climate impacts; or water resource management.

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The University of British Columbia

Posted on February 16, 2016

Mechatronics Engineer

You’ll use your superior skills in mechatronics engineering to support research and teaching in our department by:

  • Building, testing, troubleshooting and maintaining complex mechanical, electronic and computer based systems.
  • Managing our machine shop’s daily operations, and the associated staff. In addition, you will coordinate the various interested parties in order to create and implement a plan to revamp the shop.
  • Coordinating the design and production process for our researchers by completing work orders yourself, delegating selected tasks to our machinist, or working with other UBC shops.

Read the full job posting: Mechatronics Engineer Advert

Apply here.

Simon Fraser University

Posted on December 23, 2015

Assistant Professorship in Surface Water Hydrology

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in Surface Water Hydrology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin September 1, 2016. The ideal candidate will have expertise that combines both field hydrology and modelling with a focus that could range from small-basins to big-river scale. The successful candidate will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in the water sciences and global environmental change.

Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and should demonstrate a clear promise of excellence in research as well as effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, indication of citizenship and/or residency status, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching experience, strategy and philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references.  Submit all application materials as a single pdf via this online application form. Screening of application files will commence on January 29, 2016. Applications received by this date will be given priority. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have 3 letters of recommendation forwarded to us.

Read the full job posting: Hydrology_Ad_Dec22

If you have any questions, please contact the Chair’s Secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Simon Fraser University

Posted on December 17, 2015

Lectureship in Physical Geography

The Department of Geography invites applications for a Lectureship in Physical Geography. This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment starting September 1, 2016. Applicants should have a PhD degree. They should demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in teaching, and a commitment to experiential learning and innovative pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach a broad range of courses in the first and second year of the undergraduate program in physical geography, be able to co-ordinate and lead the physical geography field school, and possibly teach more advanced courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students from a range of science and non-science backgrounds. Contributions to collegial governance are expected.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, indication of citizenship and/or residency status, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching experience, strategy and philosophy, teaching evaluations, actual and potential course outlines), and the names and contact information for at least three references. Submit all application materials as a single pdf via this online application form. Screening of application files will commence on January 15, 2016. Applications received by this date will be given priority. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to have 3 letters of recommendation forwarded to us.

Read the full job posting: Final Ad -PG Lecturer

University of British Columbia

Posted on December 17, 2015

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track │Canada Research Chair – II in Statistical Ecology

The Department of Statistics in conjunction with the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) in the Faculty of Science invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Tier II, in the area of Statistical Ecology. This will be a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016 or upon a mutually agreeable date. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for their research program, and a statement of teaching and training philosophy, to search@stat.ubc.ca by February 15, 2016. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address by this date.

Read the full job posting: ad CRC II Statistical Ecology.

Simon Fraser University

Posted on October 7, 2015

 

The Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in petrology commencing as early as September 2016. A PhD is required, and post-doctoral research, teaching or industry experience is desirable. Qualified candidates may be considered for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The research activities of the successful candidate will complement the existing petrology and tectonics research interests within the Department, while contributing to the expertise of the Department as a whole. Candidates with expertise in metamorphic and/or igneous petrology are encouraged to apply.

For additional information about this position, click here.

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Science World

Posted on August 12, 2015

 

Science World is a not-for-profit society that offers a unique work environment fostering creativity, team spirit and diversity. All employees share the same goal: to turn the community on to science with fun, whimsy and flair!

Currently there are two separate job postings open. Details can be found here.

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