Faculty Positions

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Full Professor Position in Pharmacokinetics

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track Associate Professor/Full Professor of Pharmacokinetics. The Faculty is continuing the development of its research priority in the field of pharmacokinetics. In particular, we wish to focus on the areas of physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling, population-based modeling, the applications of these methodologies and concepts in drug discovery and development, the clinical use of therapeutic antibodies, and targeted personalized medicine. Specific areas of research expertise should lead to collaborations with both basic and clinical/practice researchers internal and external to the Faculty.

Applicants for this position should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent with a specific focus on basic and applied pharmacokinetics, relevant postdoctoral and/or industrial research experience, proven research skills, and an outstanding publication record. Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral education are essential. An undergraduate degree in pharmacy is desirable, but not required.  The appointee will be expected to successfully compete for national and international research funding (e.g., CIHR, NIH) as a principal investigator. Extensive expertise in the science of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, especially as it relates to biopharmaceutics at the cellular and/or whole organ level, is preferred. Relevant research experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including expertise in pharmacokinetic modeling, systems pharmacology, and the application of Simcyp, WinNonLin, and NONMEM software programs would be a distinct advantage. The applicant’s record of teaching, research/scholarly activity, and service must be at a level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at the University of British Columbia.

The major focus of this position will be the continued development of a world-class research program supported by extensive extramural funding. Other responsibilities will include teaching and training students in the B.Sc.(Pharm.), Pharm.D., and M.Sc./Ph.D. programs. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion, and is now located in a new state-of-the-art $133-million, 246,000-square-foot facility on UBC’s Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty’s key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (www.cdrd.ca), and is within easy reach of other major health science faculties, core research facilities, and major clinical centres.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2014; preferred start date is July 1, 2015 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of up to five publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of five referees to:

Chair, Pharmacokinetics Search Committee
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Research & Development Pharmacist -
Pharmacy Practice & Models of Care
Interior Health Authority & Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interior Health Pharmacy Services & The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia are looking to hire a Research & Development Pharmacist – Pharmacy Practice and Models of Care.

You are committed to working with partners in Pharmacy Services, and external stakeholders in Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Professional Practice Leaders, and Quality and Patient Safety to advance pharmacy practice and develop, implement, and coordinate innovative models of care to improve direct patient care across Interior Health.

As a full-time faculty member (non-tenure track) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia, you will conceptualize, develop, and implement a research and teaching plan that focuses on pharmacy practice-related topics.  This appointment will be subject to regular review for reappointment and promotion and subject to the UBC policy and procedures on Partner Track Faculty Appointments (http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/practice/partappoint).

You can expect to:
o    Help create & work with an inter-professional patient care team
o    Lead direction on strategic priorities on all pharmacy practice-related issues at Interior Health using an evidence-based approach
o    Provide leadership and mentorship for scholarly activity to pharmacy practitioners and pharmacy residents
o    Educate students at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC as well as health care professionals & learners in Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health
o    Establish an active clinical/translational research program in pharmacy practice and models of care supported by extra-mural funding

We are looking for an individual with:
o    An advanced degree in Pharmacy & have at least 3 years of recent hospital pharmacy experience
o    Certification of completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency program or equivalent experience
o    An active practice license, or qualifications to obtain a practice license in British Columbia
o    A passion for improving pharmacy practice and innovative model of care
o    A commitment to improving patient care, education and research

This position is based in Kelowna, the heart of British Columbia’s wine country, and a favourite summer & winter outdoor playground for all.  Whether you seek a ‘big city’ lifestyle or the peace & tranquility of rural living, you’ll find it within the beautiful, natural setting of the Interior of British Columbia.  Kelowna offers a vibrant yet relaxed lifestyle amidst a beautiful back-drop of lakes & mountains.

Accepting applications until filled.

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter to:

Richard Slavik, Regional Manager, Pharmacy Professional Practice (richard.slavik@interiorhealth.ca)

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