Assistant Professor – Biochemistry – University of Toronto

Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Biochemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Biochemistry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Eukaryotic Cell Biology.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of April 1, 2021.

We seek a scientist applying advanced microscopy techniques to the study of phase separations in human neuronal cells, with applications to neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate must have experience working with neuronal stem cell lines and a documented record of outstanding, independent, as well as collaborative research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology, postdoctoral research experience, a strong background in cell biology and a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Evidence of excellence in research is required and can be demonstrated through the submitted research statement, publications in top journals, presentations at significant conferences, competitive scholarships and awards, and  a strong track record securing research funding. They must also have strong endorsements from referees of international standing.  The candidate will be expected to mount an original, innovative and independently-funded research program that is internationally competitive.

Candidates must also demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Evidence of excellent teaching will be demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted, a personal a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference that specifically address teaching skill.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biochemistry is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in North America, with 67 full-time faculty members and more than 250 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The University of Toronto has one of the most concentrated Biomedical Research communities in the world, including 10 fully-affiliated academic hospitals and research institutes. This community attracts greater than $800M in annual research funding. The University also has one of the most productive clusters of stem cell and regenerative medicine research in North America, and this area of research is a priority for the Ontario and Canadian governments.  Further information is available at:  and

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current detailed curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Justin Nodwell at

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 25, 2021.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2021