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:

Interim Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, in conjunction with the UBC Faculty of Medicine invites applications for the position of Interim Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research at BC Children’s Hospital.

The Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research will provide oversight, leadership, and strategic guidance for hematology/oncology research at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (“BCCHR”), and plays an integral role in the success of research within BC Children’s Hospital.  A creative and visionary leader, the Director works with outstanding clinicians, scientists and members of the community to develop innovative approaches, promote collaborative interactions, and foster the training and development of current and future researchers. They will further interactions with partners (e.g. UBC, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and BC Cancer and other research units within the Provincial Health Services Authority), and is expected to nurture strategic relationships with other provincial, national, and international organizations.

It is anticipated that the Interim role will be for a period of two years, during which time an international search for a permanent Director will be organized and completed. The Interim Director will be allowed to apply for the permanent position, if so inclined. As an Interim position, the search is limited to individuals who hold an existing faculty position within the University of British Columbia or, subject to consultation with the search committee chair, within another B.C. university. Candidates are anticipated to come from diverse contexts, so the package of support will be tailored to the individual circumstances of the selected candidate.  

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Application Instructions
Deadline for applications: 9 p.m., March 21, 2021

Applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • A note of endorsement from their unit Head/Director 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two-page expression of interest addressing your fit to the skills and qualifications listed in the job description.
  • Names and contact information of three referees. Recommendation letters will be requested from short-listed candidates.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 21, 2021. Application materials and questions should be submitted electronically to Evan Jones, HR Coordinator at

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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