Career Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position

The BC Children Hospital Research Institute (BCCHRI) and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are recruiting for a full-time joint Assistant Professor.  Review of applications will commence on August 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Research Associate

Research Associate in interdisciplinary translational research program in cancer structural biology starting Janaury 1, 2019.


We are inviting applications for a faculty appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The successful candidate will be teaching second-year undergraduates courses in Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering Program. Description of responsibilities is here.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, should be directed to:

Dr. Leonard Foster
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
Subject Line: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Lecturer Position

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is November 1, 2018.

Winter 2018-2019 Teaching Assistantship

New position:

BIOC 402 TA posting 2018-2019BIOC 402 application, pdf

Regular TA positons:

BIOC 203 TA posting 2018-2019, BIOC 203 application, pdf

BIOC 301 TA posting 2018-2019, BIOC 301 application, pdf

BIOC 302 TA posting 2018-2019, BIOC 302 application, pdf

BIOC 410 TA posting 2018-2019, BIOC 410 application, pdf

BIOC 421 TA posting 2018-2019, BIOC 421 application, pdf

Post Docs

Although these posts are not usually advertised we are interested in hearing from potential Post Docs. Please email our faculty members to find out about vacancies in their labs. You should include a CV along with the contact information for three references.

Many undergraduate students work in our labs through the:

Work Study / Work Learn Learn Program
UBC Science Co-op Program
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Some of our faculty will also directly hire students to work in their lab. Since these positions generally are not advertised you need to contact our professors to find out about any opportunities. Making that initial contact can be nerve wracking but UBC’s Careers Service has some tips on contacting faculty members.

Staff and Faculty
All our staff and faculty vacancies are advertised on UBC’s online job listings. In most cases this is the only place we advertise for lab and admin staff, so be sure to check the site on a regular basis. Instructor, Principle Investigator and Research Associate vacancies will also be advertised in industry publications, such as Nature.

Graduate Students
To enter the graduate program you need to submit an application through Graduate Studies. Find out about the application process and entry requirements.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.