Providence Health Care Research Institute

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Division of Nephrology is seeking an academic scientist in clinical epidemiology. This is an academic position through Providence Health Care Research Institute with an appointment as an Assistant Professor or higher through the University of British Columbia.

The UBC Division of Nephrology research program is coordinated through the BC Kidney Research Unit (BCKRU), which is a joint collaboration between the university divisions of nephrology and renal pathology, BC Renal (, and the local health authorities (Vancouver Coastal Health / Providence Health Authority). The research scope of the division includes chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation, immunology, and renal pathology. The types of research being conducted by the division include observational analysis, prediction modeling, clinical trials, health services analysis, quality improvement, biomarker and translational studies, and transplant immunology.

The successful applicant will work in three major domains:

  • As the Director of Research Program Development for the BC Kidney Research Unit. In this capacity, the applicant will be responsible for implementing a strategic plan for the BCKRU, overseeing the infrastructure that supports research activities within the UBC Division of Nephrology, research/methodology education for trainees within the UBC Division of Nephrology, and providing methodologic support to the research activities of the Core Committees of BC Renal ( studying kidney-related health services delivery in British Columbia. This role will require extensive collaboration with nephrologists and other clinicians in the UBC Division of Nephrology.
  • As an independent researcher in the field of epidemiology in kidney diseases, including chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, end-stage kidney disease and/or kidney transplantation. The applicant will be expected to maintain an original, competitive, and independently funded research program in a field of their interest, with academic deliverables commensurate with their university rank.
  • As a direct collaborator with existing researchers in the UBC Division of Nephrology. In this capacity, the applicant will work collaboratively with existing research programs to support academic productivity, provide methodologic expertise, and expand the scope and depth of the current programs.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in clinical epidemiology, statistics, or a related discipline; a minimum of 3 years of research experience with evidence of research productivity and have demonstrated progress towards a successful career as an independent researcher; and demonstrate the skills necessary to develop and lead a collaborative research program. Clinical experience and training in nephrology is considered an asset but is not necessary. The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or be eligible for permanent residency.

Salary will be $150,000 per year or higher commensurate with experience and training, in addition to a comprehensive benefit package.

Please send applications or enquiries to:
Dr. Adeera Levin
Head, UBC Division of Nephrology
Executive Director, BC Renal
c/o Pam Sewell

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