Director, Centre for Blood Research

The Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC) invite applications for the position of Director, Centre for Blood Research (CBR). This appointment is for an initial term of five (5) years with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the University, at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or a date to be mutually agreed upon.

The Centre for Blood Research is a Senate approved Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and housed in the UBC Life Sciences Centre. The CBR is a multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on the broad area of blood and blood transfusion. The Centre applies emerging methods of biotechnology to the study of blood and blood processing in an integrated, interdisciplinary manner, to create new knowledge in pursuit of health. The CBR includes 38 basic science, applied science, social science and clinical investigators in 12 departments, including UBC faculties (Medicine, Applied Science, Dentistry, and Science), making it the largest interdisciplinary blood research centre in the world.

The CBR Director will report directly to the CBR Committee of Deans that includes representation from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Applied Science and Science and will co-report to the Executive Associate Dean, Research in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and ultimately to the UBC Vice-President, Academic/Provost. The Director will develop and lead the research priorities of the CBR, will encourage interdisciplinary research and will identify and actively pursue opportunities for fund raising. The Director will represent the interests of the CBR in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Applied Science and Science, the University at large, the research community and the general public. In addition to the responsibilities embodied within the Directorship, the incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining an active research program.

The successful candidate will hold a MD and/or PhD, or an equivalent level of training with a documented ability to obtain research funding and display exceptional organizational and administrative skills. Demonstrated scientific leadership, outstanding educational contributions, a strong research track record, demonstrated experience in mentoring and training junior investigators and the ability to maintain effective working relationships in an interdisciplinary environment are essential.

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, evidence of effective teaching, names of four references, and no more than a 1 – 2 page vision document outlining a plan to enhance the vision and leadership of the Centre for Blood Research as a Director, should be directed to:

Dr. W. Robert McMaster, D. Phil.
Interim Executive Associate Dean, Research
c/o Meredith Ladner
Room 317, IRC, UBC
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

(email: with subject line: Director, Centre for Blood Research

Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.