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Job Opportunity: full-time faculty position in Translational Medicine

Jul 11, 2023 |

The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Translational Medicine in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH). The successful candidate will be eligible to hold a full-time appointment at the rank of Professor (tenure). The position will be based in the SPPH building at the UBC Vancouver/Point Grey campus and the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.

This is a strategic recruitment in translational medicine featuring research excellence, supporting capacity development and developing educational programming in the area of regulatory policy whose aim is to reduce the time between biomedical discoveries and translation into health products, including diagnostics, imaging tools, therapeutics, and devices. The outstanding researcher’s program of transdisciplinary research will build on worldleading expertise in regulatory affairs and regulatory science and feature innovative applications of regulatory and reimbursement science/policy, including pre-and post-market regulatory evidence requirements, real-world evidence generation through health services/system research or health economic evaluation. Further, the researcher will apply socio-economic considerations to regulatory problems and accelerate the processes for navigating regulatory and reimbursement policies and strengthen the ability of B.C./Canada to realize the benefits of new discoveries in an equitable, sustainable, and effective manner.

SPPH is a research-intensive unit that also has a strong emphasis on education. The school is home to approximately 60 faculty members and 350 graduate students whose research interests align with four divisions: Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Public Health; Health in Populations; Health Services and Systems; and Occupational and Environmental Health. With an emphasis on equity, health promotion and prevention, and application of evidence to improve and maintain the health of the population, SPPH provides training for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across multiple degree programs, including MPH, MSc and PhD degrees.

Reporting to the School Director, the successful candidate will demonstrate a significant scholarly impact internationally and nationally in translational medicine with specific expertise in regulatory affairs and regulatory science. The incumbent will be expected to transform health system infrastructures, system and local-level clinical practices and policies, while increasing the efficiency and reducing development costs and other barriers in the health products pipeline in British Columbia, Canada, and globally. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated commitment to world-leading research in regulatory science/policy in collaboration with existing faculty as well as outside of SPPH. This includes engaging with academic stakeholders and non-academic stakeholders in the life sciences sector, including industry, scientists, health systems, and government.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, including, but not limited to, health economics, economics, political science, health services and systems, law, epidemiology, clinical research methodology or health policy. The successful candidate will provide evidence of leading a recognized program of sustained and productive scholarly activity in regulatory affairs and regulatory science through high-impact peer-reviewed publications, an extramurally-funded independent research program, and partnerships with the broader communities.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated appropriate standards of excellence in teaching through evidence of developing and teaching courses in regulatory affairs and regulatory science and supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. learners. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a track-record of administrative service and leadership to the University and the broader academic and professional community. Demonstrated experience in developing inclusive partnerships that engage Indigenous peoples, vulnerable populations (e.g., elderly, low-income communities, those with chronic diseases), and equity-seeking groups would be an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should submit a single pdf file application package, consisting of: 1) a two-page personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in and vision and an outline of the applicant’s research; 2) a statement on teaching, 3) current or planned contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in previous institutional environments, and 4) a detailed academic curriculum vitae; and 5) names of four arm’s length references who can address scholarly activity, teaching, administrative service capabilities, and experience fostering collaboration, inclusiveness, equity and diversity.

The complete file should be submitted via: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-VancouverCampus/Professor_JR13097

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