2022 CSMB Award winners announced

The CSMB is very proud to announce the winners of the 2022 CSMB awards:

Learn more about the award winners here:

Congratulations to the winners!

The winners will present lectures at the 65th CSMB Meeting: Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease, which will take place April 6 – 10, 2022 in Banff. More about the meeting here:


Postdoctoral Fellowship-Marignani Discovery Research Laboratory

The Marignani Lab in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral research in multi-omics with an emphasis on bioinformatics and integrative analysis pipelines associated with scRNA-seq, snRNA-seq, snATAC-seq and HTP screening platforms. The Marignani Lab is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion practices to ensure academic and professional development of our trainees. Dalhousie University sits on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We are all Treaty People.

About You:

You will have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics or in a related quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Statistics). You will be passionate about science, hardworking, and excited to learn and improve your skills in an outstanding and supportive research environment. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will be tasked with proactively seeking and maintaining appropriate collaborations. You will also be expected to drive forward the project, working closely with biologists, clinicians and bioinformaticians within and outside the group to accomplish scientific objectives.

  • Recent PhD in computational biology, computer science, biostatistics or in related quantitative fields (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics).
  • Proven track record in computational science; hands-on experience in bioinformatics applied to next-generation sequencing data, and ideally to single-cell sequencing and/or long-read technologies.
  • Strength in written and oral use of the English language

Essential Skills Technical:

  • Extensive experience in a research environment with a publication track record in computational research fields and/or single-cell RNA-seq (sc/snRNA-seq).
  • Formal and extensive training in mathematical and statistical analysis of complex data sets
  • An understanding, experience and published outcomes from analysing and interpreting large datasets using at least one statistical package (e.g. R/SPLUS, SAS) and experience in programming (e.g. Perl, Python, C++, Java).
  • Python experience is an advantage.

Ideal Skills:

  • Training in statistical methods appropriate for biological research
  • Experience in genomics and transcriptomics approaches (phylogenetics, SNP analysis, single-cell RNA-sequencing), and in method development
  • Experience in implementation of machine learning techniques (e.g. linear/non-linear classification, ensemble learning, neural networks, Bayesian/variational inference/MCMC, clustering and dimensionality reduction)
  • Experience in single-cell multi-omics analysis in Python and/or R e.g. analysis with ScanPy in Python and/or Seurat in R

Apply by sending the following information to Dr. Marignani paola.marignani@dal.ca

  • Cover letter
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion statement
  • complete Curriculum vitae
  • Attached relevant publications
  • Names, and email information of thee references.

Assistant Professor in Genetics at York University

York University logoBiology, Faculty of Science, York University

 The Biology Department, Faculty of Science, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in the area of Genetics at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD (by the start of the appointment) in Genetics (or related area) is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in a branch of Genetics within (but not limited to) molecular, cellular, and/or population genetics.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as an Indigenous person. Seeking to strengthen the representation of Indigenous faculty and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, this opportunity is to support the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. An Indigenous scholar would bring a critical intersection between cutting edge genetics research with an Indigenous worldview that connects to the very real world around us and creates lasting positive change. Their research will complement and accentuate the breadth of research in the department and support the teaching needs of the continuously expanding Biology department with an Indigenous worldview.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: their research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) in significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching can be provided through the teaching statement, teaching accomplishments or examples of mentoring undergraduate/graduate students, and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities.  Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Terrance Kubiseski, Chair of the Genetics Search Committee at tkubises@yorku.ca.

This selection will be limited to individuals who self-identify as Indigenous. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. York University encourages candidates from Indigenous communities to self-identify as a member of one or more of the four designated groups:  women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities.  The Affirmative Action program can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs  or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713.  Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 1st, 2022. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, along with three letters of reference should be submitted by email to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Genetics” in the subject line. The Search Committee takes Indigenous identification seriously. In addition to self-identification, the Committee considers the importance of kinship, citizenship, and connections to Indigenous communities. Accordingly, the Search Committee strongly advises applicants to include in their application package a letter of support from an Indigenous community member, government, or organization, which can speak to the applicant’s community and family relationships. The letter should include the applicant’s connections to their Indigenous community and traditional territories.

York University recognizes its presence in the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The region known as Tkaronto has been preserved by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederation and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to a large number of Indigenous, Inuit and Métis communities. We recognize the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject to the Wampum Belt Treaty (“Dish with One Spoon”), an agreement defining the peaceful sharing and preservation of the Great Lakes region. York University supports Indigenous research and education through its Indigenous Framework for York University, Indigenous Student Services Center, Glendon Indigenous Affairs Committee and Skennen’kó: wa Gamig, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff and student community. York is committed to fostering understanding, respect and connection with Indigenous communities. The University works to support the recruitment and success of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students, the integration of Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curriculum and research, collaboration with Indigenous communities, as well as the recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry – University of Toronto

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Biochemistry

Date Posted: 01/05/2022

Closing Date: 02/18/2022, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 17524

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 position in the area of cell, systems or molecular biology. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to metabolomics, nucleic acid function, synthetic biology, infectious diseases, as well as research incorporating single molecule analysis or computational approaches.

The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Genetics or a related discipline and have at least three (3) years of postdoctoral experience in a related area, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths (http://biochemistry.utoronto.ca/)  The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top- ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, strong endorsements from referees of high standing and the submission of a research statement explaining short- term and long- term goals and the overarching relevance and novelty of interests.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent teaching at the  undergraduate and graduate levels. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample  course materials, and teaching evaluations or other  evidence of superior performance in teaching- related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements by referees, to include the candidate’s suitability for undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship. Other teaching- related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biochemistry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in the world, with 70 faculty members and more than 250 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The Temerty Faculty of Medicine was recently strengthened by a $250 million donation from the Temerty family. 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 $850M in annual research funding.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; research statement and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching- related activities as listed above.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Liliana Attisano at biochemistry.chair@utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 18, 2022.

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Position in the Departments of Biology and Biochemistry of Bishop’s University

Bishops university logoThe Departments of Biology and Biochemistry of Bishop’s University invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Plant Biochemistry, beginning July 1, 2022. We are seeking applicants with expertise in plant biochemistry, plant physiology and bioinformatics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach between 3-5 courses per year depending on external funding and should be able to teach a first-year course in Molecular and Cellular Biology, an intermediate course in Plant Biochemistry/Physiology, and their choice of courses in either General Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or a subject of their choice. Candidates must possess a PhD, an active research program and a competitive publication record. Bishop’s University is primarily an undergraduate institution and candidates should have demonstrated compelling teaching ability at the undergraduate level, as well as the ability to offer research opportunities and experience to our honours students. Available research and teaching spaces include modern laboratories, a newly renovated greenhouse, and an outdoor garden area. Possibilities of collaboration with the newly created sustainable agriculture farm and program are also available. More information about Bishop’s University and the Departments of Biology and Biochemistry can be found at www.ubishops.ca

Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships just southeast of Montreal, our riverside campus has a growing and vibrant research culture, cohesive community, small class sizes, collegial faculty and staff, and is rated first in the country on student satisfaction.

Bishop’s University is committed to growing and strengthening the on-campus presence of members of equity-seeking groups, including women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with diverse gender identities, and people with disabilities. Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and encourage members from equity-seeking groups to self identify in their application. Our university is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation of qualified persons in under-represented groups.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Application packages, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of at least three references must be sent by email as one PDF file to Mrs. Nancy Robichaud, Assistant to the Dean of Science, Bishop’s University, nrobicha@ubishops.ca. Review of the applications will begin January 15th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Bishop’s University is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people.

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