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George Haughn haughn at interchange.ubc.ca
Tue Jul 13 10:49:28 EST 1999


Biotechnology Laboratory

Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Biotechnology Laboratory invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of plant
molecular and cellular biology.

The Biotechnology Laboratory is an interdisciplinary facility established
ten years ago at the University of British Columbia by Nobel Laureate
Michael Smith.  Its mandate is to foster the development of biotechnology
through an interactive approach to problems in human, animal, plant and
forest biotechnology, and in fermentation and process engineering.  The
Biotechnology Laboratory is also an active partner in a major new
initiative to develop genomic science in British Columbia.  There are
currently ten faculty members conducting research in the Biotechnology
Laboratory with 52 graduate students drawn from ten different academic
departments.  In addition, the Biotechnology Laboratory has actively
promoted plant biotechnology on campus by the inclusion of three additional
plant scientists as associate members of the Laboratory.  The Biotechnology
Laboratory provides an exceptionally supportive environment for new faculty
and for the development of new research directions.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research
program in plant molecular /cellular  biology.  We will consider applicants
in a broad range of areas including genomics, plant-microbe interactions,
development, plant biotechnology and molecular farming, metabolism,
physiology and plant signaling systems.  Investigators with experience in
model systems and an interest in applied aspects of plant biology are
encouraged to apply.  He/She will have cross appointments in Botany and
Agricultural Sciences and will be expected to participate in the education
of students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

There are many opportunities for collaboration with other members of the
Biotechnology Laboratory and with other units on campus.  Several Networks
of Centres of Excellence are represented at the University and a new Genome
Sequence Centre is starting operations in Vancouver.  The successful
applicant will assume a laboratory completely equipped for molecular
genetics and cell biology, will have access to state-of-the-art facilities
for a wide range of studies in biotechnology and will play an integral role
in maintaining and expanding the University's strength in plant molecular

Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 1999, and continue until the
position is filled.  Candidates should provide a bibliography, a current
curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research and interests, and the
names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. Douglas G. Kilburn, Director
Biotechnology Laboratory
University of British Columbia
6174 University Blvd., Room 237
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z3

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We
encourage all qualified persons to apply.  In accordance with Canadian
immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and
permanent residents of Canada.

George Haughn,  Associate Professor
Botany Department,  University of British Columbia
6270 University Blvd,  Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4,  Canada
Tel:  604 822-9089
FAX:  604 822-6089
E-mail haughn at interchg.ubc.ca

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