Faculty Position at UBC, Vancouver, Canada

Ljerka Kunst kunst at interchange.ubc.ca
Mon Jan 22 16:04:47 EST 2001

Dear Colleagues,

The Departments of Botany and Chemistry at the University of British 
Columbia are conducting a search for a junior level (Assistant 
Professor) Canadian Research Chair (CRC) in the general research area 
of Plant Natural Products. The Canadian Research Chair program 
(http://www.chairs.gc.ca/) has been established by the Canadian 
Federal Government with the purpose of attracting and/or retaining 
outstanding researchers within the Canadian university system. The 
successful candidate, who will be jointly appointed in the 
Departments of Botany (http://www.botany.ubc.ca) and Chemistry 
(http://www.chem.ubc.ca), will be expected to establish a vigorous 
research program in plant or fungal natural products research. We 
will consider excellent applicants in a broad range of areas 
characterized as Plant Natural Products. We particularly welcome 
applications in the areas of natural product biosynthesis, metabolic 
engineering, chemical ecology, biotechnology, and genomics. He/She 
will be expected to participate in the educ

This is an exciting opportunity for a young researcher, as these 
Chairs bring with them considerable prestige and additional resources 
beyond those normally provided for starting faculty. The 
cross-departmental affiliation of this Chair will provide access to a 
wide range of facilities in both departments, including plant growth 
facilities, facilities in support of DNA sequencing and genomics, and 
world class NMR and mass spectroscopy facilities.

The Departments of Botany and Chemistry are located in physically 
adjacent buildings on the UBC campus, and members of both departments 
participate in numerous research initiatives, including the Protein 
Engineering Network of Centres of Excellence, Genome Canada, and the 
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics.

Suitable Canadian as well as non-Canadian candidates are encouraged 
to apply, since normal Immigration Canada requirements have been 
waived in filling CRC positions. Interested individuals should send a 
CV, list of publications, description of proposed research and 
interests and the names of three referees to Carl Douglas, Head, 
Department of Botany, 3529-6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, 
V6T 1Z4, Canada. Screening of applicants will begin March 1, 2001, 
and continue until the position is filled.


Ljerka Kunst
Associate Professor
Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

Phone: (604) 822-2351
FAX:   (604) 822-6089
E-mail kunst at interchange.ubc.ca



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