Specialty General Surgery

Subspecialty Academic

Role and Facility Information

The Department of Surgery at Vancouver Acute (VA) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for an Academic Surgeon position.

Reporting to the Head of the Vancouver Acute and UBC Department of Surgery, the appointed candidate will develop a research program in translational transplantation and regenerative medicine and will be expected to successfully obtain external grant funding. Areas of particular interest could include stem cell biology, islet cell biology, immune tolerance, and cell engineering. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees.

The successful candidate will hold an MD or MD/ Ph.D. and should have or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a surgical discipline. The successful candidate will have training and the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for an academic surgeon to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Tenure Track. A clinical appointment at a Vancouver based hospital in the relevant surgical specialty is anticipated.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below. Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

Please include with your application a letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references.

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.

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Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Physician Overhead
to be discussed
Billing Split
to be discussed

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
4 weeks
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