Assistant Professor in Translational Metabolism -Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor in Translational Metabolism
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology invites applications from outstanding researchers for a probationary tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin January 1, 2022.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology with an emphasis on translational metabolism-related research using classical and state-of-the-art analytical approaches (e.g., proteomics, metabolomics, fluxomics, and/or metagenomics) in a variety of cell lines and/or model organisms.  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: metabolic disorders, immunometabolism, cell metabolism, and regulation of mitochondrial metabolism and function in health and disease.

The Department is committed to basic and translational biomedical research, and strongly supports the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Research in the Department is multidisciplinary, with specializations including metabolic biochemistry, cell biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, molecular biology, and protein science.  The candidate will be expected to participate in mentoring research trainees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels, as well as teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of intermediary metabolism, lipid biochemistry, and/or nutritional biochemistry, consistent with the candidate’s background and interests.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognized groups of researchers at Dalhousie University working in lipid and energy metabolism, phospholipid signaling, nutrient sensing, cardio-metabolic diseases, cancer energetics, and/or signal transduction.  The potential to develop an independent, well-funded research program and to collaborate with Dalhousie faculty will be essential.

Located in the Tupper Medical Building, the Department is part of a vibrant research environment where collaboration across disciplines is encouraged.  State-of-the-art core facilities include biological mass spectrometry (proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics), microscopy and imaging,  flow cytometry, NMR spectroscopy, and rodent and zebrafish facilities.  The Department is closely associated with the interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics ( and the affiliated Integrated Microbiome Resource ( at Dalhousie University, the Cardiovascular Research Group (, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, the Atlantic Research Centre, the QEII Health Sciences Centre, and IWK Health Centre.  Details about the research activities of the Department ( and the Faculty of Medicine ( can be found on our web sites.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience, and a strong research track record that will be highly competitive in attracting external research funding.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page-maximum statement outlining their proposed research program (highlighting the potential for attracting research funding from public and private sectors), a one-page-maximum statement of teaching interests, and the names of three referees.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Close Date: August 31, 2021
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