Upcoming Part-Time Teaching Opportunity: January – April 2023

The Department of Medical Genetics at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a part-time opportunity for working professionals to teach in a UBC Graduate Certificate Program. The UBC Graduate Certificate in Genomic Counselling and Variant Interpretation is aimed towards working Genetic Counsellors and related healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of clinical bioinformatics and variant interpretation and to learn about emerging topics in genomic counselling and evidence-based genomic counselling.

Course Term: Jan 1 – April 30, 2023

Course Title: MEDG 585 Applied Variant Interpretation

Course Description: https://medgen.med.ubc.ca/genomic-certificate/programoverview/curriculum/medg585/

The successful candidate will develop and deliver core lectures online, in a modular format, including updating current existing material; will run bioinformatic applied practice sections as appropriate, and will liaise with world’s experts to solicit their contribution to the course. The position will create and administer testing and grading as required.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., preferably in medical genetics/medical bioinformatics/computational biology, with extensive current clinical experience with bioinformatic methods in human genetic/genomic disorders. The successful candidates must possess knowledge of human genetics, while familiarity with human medical genetics will be advantageous. He/she must be familiar with Next Generation Sequencing data generation and filtering pipelines for both constitutional and cancer genomes and data visualization software such as IGV.

The successful candidate must have experience teaching at the university level. Experience with online teaching would be an asset. Familiarity with HPC (high-powered computing) systems is preferred. Familiarity with UBC’s online learning platform Canvas and lecture hosting platform ‘CLAS’ will also be helpful.

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will either hold or be eligible to be considered for an appropriate faculty appointment

Review of applications will begin on Apr 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application to: Patricia.Birch@ubc.ca. An application package should include a cover letter, CV with evidence of educational background, professional experience, record of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information of three referees.


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.