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:

Head of the Childhood Diabetes Research Laboratories

The Head of the Childhood Diabetes Research Laboratories will provide oversight, leadership, and strategic guidance for diabetes research at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), and will play an integral role in the success of research within BC Children’s Hospital. A creative and visionary leader, the Head of the Childhood Diabetes Research Laboratories works with outstanding clinicians, scientists and members of the community to build diabetes research capacity at BCCHR, promote collaborative interactions within the Diabetes Research Program and with other BCCHR research programs, and foster the training and development of current and future diabetes researchers. The Head of the Childhood Diabetes will further interactions with partners (e.g. University of British Columbia (UBC), BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF), the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF), and other research units within the Provincial Health Services Authority), and is expected to nurture strategic relationships with other provincial, national, and international organizations.

View the role description [Word document]

How to apply
Applications should include the following, compiled as a single continuous PDF file:

  • a cover letter that clearly identifies administrative experience, including a statement of the candidate’s philosophy or approach to leadership;
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae;

Please submit to:
Dr. KS Joseph MD, PhD
Chair, Search Committee for the Head of the Childhood Diabetes Research Laboratories
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia  
c/o Carolyne Bliss
Email: with subject line: Head of the Childhood Diabetes Research Laboratories

Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Associate Professor or Professor (Tenure-Track), UBC School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education

The School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate Professor or Professor rank in the area of Exercise, Metabolism, Nutrition and Health. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed between the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The successful applicant will also hold a concurrent appointment as an investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Exercise and nutrition have profound effects on human function and health through the activation
of biochemical and metabolic pathways. This successful candidate will lead the field of exercise
metabolism by examining molecular pathways activated by exercise, and how targeting these
pathways impacts the body’s response to nutritional and/or pharmacological interventions. The
study of exercise metabolism and nutrition interactions may provide key insights into preventing
and treating many chronic diseases. Applying physiological and molecular techniques, this
leading researcher will catalyze collaborative, foundational research on the effects of exercise
and nutrients on acute and chronic pathway and organ adaptations promoting health. An
emphasis on preventive approaches that can be initiated in children and/or youth is expected.

The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2021 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

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