Director, UBC James Hogg Research Centre

The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) invite applications for the position of Director of the UBC James Hogg Research Centre (JHRC) (website at This appointment is for a term of (5) years with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the University. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2018 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The James Hogg Research Centre (JHRC), whose vision is to discover innovative solutions to heart, lung and blood vessel disease, is a senate-approved Centre of the University of British Columbia and one of six research foci of Providence Health Care Research Institute. Thirty-eight principal investigators, over 80 support staff and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate trainees of the Centre conduct biomedical and translational research in state-of-the-art facilities at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.

The search committee is seeking a confident leader with a record of accomplishments in cardiovascular or pulmonary research, and in research administration to guide the researchers of JHRC. The incumbent will be expected to develop and maintain critical links between the Centre and medical, educational and corporate groups within St. Paul’s Hospital and Providence Health Care, the Faculty of Medicine and UBC and its affiliates, across North America and internationally.

The successful candidate will hold a MD/PhD or equivalent level with a documented ability to obtain research funding and display exceptional organizational and administrative skills. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated experience in mentoring and training junior investigators and the ability to maintain effective working relationships in an interdisciplinary environment.

A more detailed job description is available in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine for those who wish to review it. Please enquire at the e-mail address below.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of four references, should be directed to the Co-Chairs:

Dr. Rob McMaster
Executive Associate Dean, Research
UBC Faculty of Medicine
c/o Meredith Ladner

Dr. Paul Man
VP Research and Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care
President, Providence Health Care Research Institute
Associate Dean, Research, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Room 317, IRC, UBC
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Review of applications will begin on December 10th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to make a brief presentation (10-15 minutes) in a public forum of their vision for the James Hogg Research Centre, and to submit a two page written document outlining the vision two days prior to their interview with the selection committee.