Research Opportunities


A grant-funded research associate position with a focus on manufacturing a slow-release gel containing microparticles of epidermal growth factor inhibitor is available beginning September 1, 2023, for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The position requires expertise in chemical engineering and material science.

Required scientific background:

  • A PhD degree in chemical engineering
  • Proficiency with the following techniques is essential:
    • Nano/microparticle engineering
    • Polymer chemistry
    • Hydrogel fabrication
    • Rheology
    • Dynamic light scattering
    • Atomic force microscopy
    • Spray drying techniques

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in setting and achieving goals.
  • Ability to arrange and present data using computer software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to organize research data into a manuscript

Forward a letter of application (including the names and addresses of three referees) and CV by August 31, 2023, to:

Angela Tether, UBC Faculty of Dentistry

Note:  Please state your current citizenship status in your cover letter.  Due to the large number of applications received, we regret that we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions or provide the status of competitions; only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.


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 of Canada will be given priority.

Posted July 21, 2023