Assistant or Associate Professor | ICORD | Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

The International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), a research centre in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is partnering with the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to seek an outstanding basic spinal cord injury (SCI) researcher with a focus on the recovery and regeneration of the injured spinal cord.

ICORD ( is an interdisciplinary research group with 45 principal investigators collaborating on its vision to make SCI preventable, livable, and curable. ICORD has its home in a 10,000 m2 state-of-the art research facility on the Vancouver General Hospital campus, shared with our partners the Rick Hansen Institute and Vancouver Coastal Health’s Brenda and David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic.
The successful applicant will be recommended for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We are seeking a scientist who will be a collaboratively spirited colleague with excellent interpersonal skills and who will execute a vigorous research program related to neuroprotection, neural regeneration, and/or neural repair, while contributing to our common goal of translation into humans with SCI. The successful applicant is required to have exceptional communication skills, ability to foster a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience, demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research program; and a PhD degree, MD/PhD, or equivalent with postdoctoral research experience in basic SCI research. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated or a demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching as well as supervision of students and trainees at all levels, and will be expected to actively participate in departmental and faculty activities. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute.

Faculty members, students, staff and alumni in the UBC Faculty of Medicine are actively engaged in innovative, leading edge research, education and community service on university and hospital campuses across the Province. Together we aim to create knowledge and advance learning that will make a vital contribution to the health of individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Contact information

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for at least four arms-length references, and research vision should be directed by email to the address below:
Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, c/o Ms. Cheryl Niamath
ICORD – Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z1M9

Review of the applications will begin on Jan 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Anticipated start date of this position: July 1, 2018

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