At BC Children's Hospital, we foster a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment for our community of more than 350 principal investigators and their research teams. We cultivate ongoing research innovations by nurturing new and future independent researchers. Almost 400 trainees (masters and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates) from around the world work with our established investigators. 

In a joint effort with our partner academic institutes, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is recruiting new faculty in a variety of research areas:

Senior Executive Director, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Associate Dean, Research, BCCHR, Faculty of Medicine

The Office of Research, Faculty of Medicine (FoM) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) invite applications for the position of Senior Executive Director, BCCHR and Associate Dean, Research, BCCHR, Faculty of Medicine. The appointment is for an initial term of five (5) years with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review. The position is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the University who currently holds a faculty position, normally at the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor. The anticipated start date is March 1, 2023, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

With more than 350,000 square feet devoted to research, and attracting more than $58 million in external funding last year, BCCHR is Western Canada’s largest child health research institute in terms of people, productivity, funding and size.  BCCHR continuously pursues new discoveries and innovations that benefits children in the BC and Yukon and worldwide. BCCHR is part of BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), the only hospital in BC devoted exclusively to pediatric patients. In the lab, clinic and community, BCCHR clinicians and scientists are improving treatments and finding cures, developing breakthrough technologies, advancing knowledge of child health and development and informing policy and practice.

The Senior Executive Director of BCCHR is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, research leadership and operational management of the research institute. Over their initial 5-year term, their responsibilities include establishing long-range strategic direction, ensuring it is consistent with priorities of UBC, BCCH, and Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). The Senior Executive Director is responsible for leadership and strategic direction of research activities as well as the scientific direction and management of BCCHR in support of the Institute’s mission to conduct discovery, translational and clinical research to benefit the health of children and their families.

This position will also hold a concurrent appointment as the Associate Dean, Research, BCCHR at the UBC. The Senior Executive Director will be located at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

This position has dual reporting responsibilities. As the Senior Executive Director (BCCHR), the incumbent will report to the Chief Medical Officer at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, both programs of the PHSA, and is also accountable to the Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine.  In the role as Associate Dean, Research, BCCHR for the FoM, the incumbent will report directly to the Vice Dean, Research of FoM, which reports to the Dean of FoM.

Candidates should have a MD and/or PhD in a relevant discipline, outstanding research contributions, experience in research translation and work collaboratively with clinical and operational leaders to strengthen alignment of research with child health priorities and be able to facilitate translation of discoveries to positively impact the lives of BC children and families. Experience in partnership development and relationship management, government relations. The Senior Executive Director is a dynamic visionary and collaborative leader with excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and has experience in mentoring early career researchers and trainees, faculty, and staff.

A more detailed job description is available in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine, for those who wish to review it. Please enquire at the email address below.

Please submit a letter of application accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching, names of four references, no more than a 1-2-page vision document outlining a plan to enhance the vision and leadership of the Institute, and up to five recent publications that you would consider representative of how your research relates to the Institute, to:

Dr. W. Robert McMaster, D. Phil
Vice Dean, Research
c/o Shelly Au
Room 317, IRC, UBC
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

(email: shelly.au@ubc.ca with subject line: Senior Executive Director, BCCHR)

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clinical Pharmacology Group Co-Lead, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme

The Evidence to Innovation (E2i) Theme is positioned at the intersection of data, technology, and health. Our goal is to generate evidence from data, surveillance, research and current practice to innovate clinical and community practice and policies, that improve health outcomes for children and families in BC and beyond.

The Clinical Pharmacology Group within the E2i Theme aims to make drugs safer and more effective through a rolling program of research within each pediatric sub-discipline.

E2i is currently seeking one (1) Clinical Pharmacology Group Co-Lead which is a research leadership position within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), reporting directly to the Theme Co-Directors. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support of research activities within the Group. The Group Co-Leads will work with the Theme Co-Directors to promote and facilitate the Group's research. They will liaise with principal investigators (PIs) within the Group and across BCCHR, and BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Group, the Theme and BCCHR.

View the role description [PDF]

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Drs. Bruce Carleton, Rod Rassekh and Ian Pike, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae.

Please submit application packages to E2i Admin: e2i@bcchr.ca (subject line: Clinical Pharmacology, Group Co-Lead). Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 3, 2022.

Changing Behaviours Group Co-Lead, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme

The mission of the Changing Behaviours: Knowledge Discovery to Translation Group within the E2i Theme is to enable BC children and their families to live healthy, active lives. The group develops, implements and demonstrates the impact of health interventions at individual, organizational and community levels. It engages key stakeholders to inform practices and policies enabling BC children and their families to achieve a state of optimal health.

E2i is currently seeking two (2) Changing Behaviours Group Co-Leads which are research leadership positions within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), reporting directly to the Theme Co-Directors. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support of research activities within the Group. The Group Co-Leads will work with the Theme Co- Directors to promote and facilitate the Group's research. They will liaise with principal investigators (PIs) within the Group and across BCCHR, and BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Group, the Theme and BCCHR.

View the role description [PDF]

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Drs. Ian Pike, Rod Rassekh and Kishore Mulpuri, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae. Please submit application packages to E2i Admin: e2i@bcchr.ca (subject line: Changing Behaviours, Group Co-Lead). Applications will be accepted until both positions have been filled.

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