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Tier I Canada Research Chair in Epigenetic, Molecular & Cellular Basis of Development, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 13586

Updated: August 4, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a position at the level of Professor (tenured) in the area of epigenetic, molecular and cellular basis of development. Individuals who are using cutting-edge molecular and genomic technologies in mouse models to explore the role of extra-embryonic tissue in embryonic growth and survival are encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will be nominated for a CIHR Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, an outstanding record of research productivity in high impact journals, demonstrated success in the acquisition of extramural research funding, contributions to trainee supervision, mentorship and teaching, and evidence of leadership potential. The successful candidate will join a strong multidisciplinary group studying developmental biology and molecular genetics in model organisms, human genetic disease, and genomic computational biology & bioinformatics. Newly renovated space and state-of the-art core facilities support our innovative research environment. Please visit our websites at ucalgary.ca/bmb and research4kids.ucalgary.ca for more information.

Expectations for the current position include the establishment of an outstanding, sustainable, externally-funded, research program (for which 75% time will be protected), contributions to teaching and graduate student supervision, as well as to academic leadership. This is an excellent opportunity to build and develop an exceptional, innovative research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link and include:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of research interests (not to exceed two pages)

  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier

  • The names and contact information for three referees

Applications are accepted until September 15, 2017.
 

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).


 

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

 

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