Job Opportunities

 This page lists faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow, and research associate opportunities. Graduate student research opportunities are posted on a separate webpage.

BRIMM Director

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver seeks outstanding internal candidates for the position of Director of the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining.

The Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM) advances the transformation of the mining sector by connecting the unique insights of researchers and industry to generate solutions for the benefit of society and the environment. It provides seed-funding and industry engagement support to UBC research groups to support multidisciplinary research across the traditional silos of exploration, mining and broader environmental and socioeconomic impact.
As the primary academic and administrative officer of BRIMM, the Director coordinates and leads BRIMM activities on campus and in partnership with industry. Collaboration across UBC faculties, and with other mining centers at UBC such as MDRU, CIRDI, Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering and Hydromet is an important facet of BRIMM’s approach to achieving the goal of positive change and sustainability in the global mining industry. The Director reports to the Vice President, Research and Innovation and to the BRIMM Board of Directors.

Eligible applicants will have an appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor at UBC, Vancouver campus. The ideal candidate will have a broad perspective on the minerals industry and will be able to provide leadership to support existing and develop new research themes, build research partnerships with industry and government, and promote BRIMM activities internally and around the world. The successful candidate will have proven leadership and administrative experience, or the clear potential to develop these skills. The term of the Director will start on July 1st, 2020.

Applicants are invited to submit as a single pdf document a brief cover letter expressing interest, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least two references. Applications should be submitted in confidence to:
Deans James Olson and Meigan Aronson care of Sue Yee ( ). Review of applications will begin on 05 June, 2020.

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.

May 27, 2020
June 4, 2020

Research Associate (Coupled Biological-Chemical-Physical Ocean Modelling)

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Research Associate in the field of coupled biological-chemical-physical ocean modelling. The candidate will be expected to take a lead role in performing modeling analyses for a variety of problems related to biological productivity of the Salish Sea, the processes that control it and its spatial and temporal variability. In addition, the candidate will be required to contribute to the maintenance of the SMELT and SalishSeaCast code bases, detailed biological model evaluations and is also expected to contribute to model developments. Other responsibilities include the mentoring of research students on modeling-related tasks, addressing inquiries from external SalishSeaCast stakeholders, report preparation, and the publication of research results in peer-reviewed, leading international journals.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field with a strong quantitative background plus three years of post-doctoral experience with coastal biological ocean modelling. Programming knowledge with Fortran 90/95 and python is required and experience with parallel computing is preferred. The candidate should have an excellent record of research competence demonstrated by the development of biological model(s) for coastal applications and by publication in the peer-reviewed international scientific literature. The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, have excellent written communication skills, be well organized when handling different projects, and be a team player. Candidates with previous experience in real-time, coupled, coastal biological models are preferred. Research experience in the Salish Sea is ideal. A one-year appointment will begin May 1, 2020; the appointment can be extended for one or more years. Salary is dependent upon educational level and experience.

Please forward your cover letter and CV to Dr. Susan Allen at: by Apr 25, 2020.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

March 23, 2020
April 25, 2020