Post-Doc position, Houry laboratory, University of Toronto

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Walid A. Houry’s group for an excellent student to study the structure and function of molecular chaperones and ATP-dependent proteases. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field. Strong knowledge of X-ray crystallography and cryoEM is required for this position. For more information about the projects, the lab website is

Please forward a cover letter and CV to


Dr. Walid A. Houry, PhD


Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science

University of Toronto

661 University Avenue

MaRS Centre, West Tower, Room 1612

Toronto, ON M5G 1M1





Scientific Innovation Project Coordinator – metrovancouver

Position Title: Scientific Innovation Project Coordinator

Position Status: Full-Time Regular

Department: Liquid Waste Services

Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31

Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 27 $2,993.53 – $3,536.55 bi-weekly

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Scientific Innovation Project Coordinator to join the Collaborative Innovations Team within the Policy, Planning and Analysis Division. The Collaborative Innovations Team explores utility improvement ideas and demonstrates their positive impact for inclusion in utility plans. This position will have a significant role in moving the needle on wastewater innovation and regional sustainability. The normal work place for this position is Metro Vancouver’s Head Office in Burnaby.

You are:

  • Inventive with the ability to draw from a breadth of scientific knowledge.
  • Resourceful, gaining insights from your vast professional network to solve large-scale problems.
  • Well-grounded in science and research in microbiological or biochemical water or wastewater systems.
  • Able to communicate complex matters into simple terms.
  • Passionate about people, partnerships, and the planet.


This role:

  • Develops initiatives for technological innovations in wastewater operations in areas such as resource recovery, renewable energy, process optimization and sustainability; investigates problem or opportunity, performs research and complex technical analyses to evaluate the application of scientific advancements involving microbiological, biochemical and related processes to wastewater operations; liaises with internal collaborators, academic institutions, research organizations and industry in the review of innovative approaches and technologies.
  • Develops proposals to investigate the viability of prospective innovations and presents recommendations to senior management, political committees, professional groups and other stakeholders; outlines project scope, including methodology, plans, participants, budgets, deliverables and timelines; drafts reports, grant applications or other information to support proposals.
  • Coordinates approved projects to develop the innovation in partnership with external parties; directs, coordinates and participates in the work of staff and oversees contractors; reviews technical reports for accuracy and compliance with project objectives; drafts partnership agreements, organizes financial accounts, monitors budgets and contracts; evaluates progress towards objectives and provides related updates.
  • Evaluates overall effectiveness of the innovation project upon completion; recommends next steps, alternative direction for improving processes and future opportunities; reports on outcomes as required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external parties; aligns the interests of external parties to selected innovative initiatives; develops relationships with professionals and researchers from diverse fields of study.
  • Maintains currency on emergent scientific discoveries and technological advances related to the field of wastewater operations.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of materials such as records, technical and status reports, project and experiment specifications.
  • Performs related work as required.


To be successful, you have:

  • Degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry or other applied discipline; eligibility for registration in a professional association related to the work; considerable related experience in water or wastewater utility operations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of researching, evaluating and analyzing scientific approaches to technological innovations in wastewater operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of wastewater collection and treatment processes, including the physical, chemical and microbiological processes at work within engineered systems and their environmental impact.
  • Considerable knowledge of sources of data and current literature, trends, research methodology and developments in scientific fields related to the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, principles, practices of operating computer and peripheral equipment and software related to the work.
  • Ability to review problem or opportunity, research and analyze technical data, and synthesize concepts towards an innovative purpose, drawing on scientific knowledge, industry experience and professional networks.
  • Ability to develop clear and concise reports and proposals, detailed project specifications and related documentation, and to coordinate project resources and monitor budgets, contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to coordinate projects and to direct, coordinate and participate in the work of staff, direct and oversee contractors, and liaise with external partners to evaluate progress towards objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to make presentations to stakeholders. for the Province of British Columbia.


Our Vision:

Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by October 12, 2020.


CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) in Inflammatory Mechanisms in Health and Disease – University of Manitoba



POSITION NUMBER: 27282+27281



The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2, a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in the area of inflammation as relevant to human health and disease.

The Government of Canada has established the CRC program to enable Canadian universities to foster world class research excellence. The proposed CRC aligns with the University’s strategic research plan that identifies ‘Fundamental Research’ and ‘Integrative Research in Health and Well-Being’ as targeted areas.

The Chair will be a member of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology. The Centre provides a unique environment in which fundamental and clinician scientists use “omics” approaches to research areas including innate and adaptive immunity, immune aspects of arthritis, human renal transplantation, cell virus interactions, and separation sciences. The Centre offers a unique collaborative environment with the potential for the direct application of new approaches to the study of human biology and disease. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with basic and clinical Departments in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences ( and the University of Manitoba


 The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program examining host responses in acute or chronic inflammatory diseases. The research will employ integrative approaches to develop a systems-based understanding of process. This program should be relevant to but not necessarily limited to autoimmunity, transplantation, or infection. As a Chair holder, the candidate will be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. A critical aspect of these expectations will be the provision of teaching and mentoring to colleagues and their trainees at the University.


 The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. with several years of post-doctoral experience in the application of high content analysis of biological systems of potential biomedical relevance. They will have sustained academic productivity as demonstrated by publications and presentations. In addition, the candidate will have a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A Tier 2 CRC Nomination will be submitted soon after a successful candidate has been selected. Chairs are awarded by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat after a rigorous evaluation, and award decisions are expected in the fall. The appointment will be conditional on a successful Canada Research Chair nomination.

Applicants must be exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher since obtaining their terminal degree at the time of nomination. Tier 2 Chairs are valued at $100,000 per year for 5 years with an option to renew once. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UM’s Office of Research Services ( office for more information (

The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain the impact of any such interruption(s) in their submission. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process. The CRC Nomination Selection Committee will receive equity training that includes instruction on how to recognize and combat unconscious, implicit, overt, prejudicial and other kinds of bias. The Canada Research Chairs website also provides full program information including details on eligibility criteria at:

Equity Statement:

 The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg, and is the region’s largest research-intensive university. The university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit

Application materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that application materials may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Application materials should include:

  • a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualification and how they fulfill the above-listed criteria
  • a curriculum vitae (including examples of significant research contributions)
  • a two-page statement outlining the innovative and original proposed five-year research program envisioned for the Tier 2 chair and its potential to attract funding, contribute to student training and other impacts on the broader community, and a statement on candidate’s strengths and experiences in increasing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in previous institutional environment
  • a teaching statement that documents the candidate’s experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • the names and contact information of three referees


Send Applications to:

Dr. John Wilkins

Search Committee Chair

799 John Buhler Research Centre

715 McDermot Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3E 3P4, Canada

Email –

Please refer to position 27282+27281 in the subject heading