Research Associate Biomaterials, Department of Materials Engineering

The University of British Columbia (UBC)

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The Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) seeks a promising individual for a part time 40% FTE, term Research Associate position. There may be a possibility of extension subject to work performance and funding availability. The anticipated start date of the position is January 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will lead in various biomaterials research projects, provide research support to graduate students on those projects, and conduct regular lab safety inspections. One research project is design, process, and test ceramic coatings on stainless steels for improved antimicrobial and wear resisting properties. The second project is to characterize the ultrastructure, degree of mineralization, and mechanical properties of bone tissues using various microscopy techniques including electron microscopes. Successful candidate should have had research experience in carrying out research on orthopaedic implants and bone tissues.

A PhD degree in materials or biomedical engineering and hands-on skills in using electron microscopes and various mechanical testing facilities are required. Experience as a Post-Doctoral Fellow beneficial. The position is expected to report to faculty supervisor, Dr. Rizhi Wang, biweekly.  

Applications must be submitted online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/job/Research-Associate-Biomaterials_JR10575 . Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and should include the names and contact information for three referees.

The initial closing date for applications is December 23, 2022.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. As part of our strategy to recruit diversely from the broadest possible talent pools, we are collecting information to help us determine if we are achieving these goals. We encourage you to complete our employment equity survey, located at: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exGI6l1eZphf3Po  . Your participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment or linked in any way to your application. Results of the survey will be considered in the aggregate to provide information about the diversity of our applicant pool.

This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number NC-56766 during correspondence about this position.

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.

About UBC
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

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