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 (www.cgeb.dal.ca) and the affiliated Integrated Microbiome Resource (https://imr.bio/index.html) at Dalhousie University, the Cardiovascular Research Group (https://medicine.dal.ca/research/cardiovascular-research.html), 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 (www.biochem.dal.ca) and the Faculty of Medicine (https://medicine.dal.ca) 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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity

Close Date: August 31, 2021
Apply online at: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/6882

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Biomedical Genomic Engineering – University of Prince Edward Island

UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

ATLANTIC VETERINARY COLLEGE

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

TENURE TRACK POSITION

CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR TIER II – BIOMEDICAL GENOMIC ENGINEERING

COMPETITION #38A21

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), in conjunction with the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering (FSDE), located on the unceded land of the Mi’kmaq Nation, of the Wabanaki Confederacy, in the traditional district of Epekwitk, is seeking a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Biomedical Genomic Engineering. We invite researchers and scholars within and outside UPEI to apply for this full-time tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor and conditional on the successful applicant being approved as a Tier 2 Research Chair by the CRC Secretariat.

Tier 2 Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher post completion of their highest degree in the field of biomedical genomic research for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).  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.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  Please contact the UPEI Research Services for more information (mlsteele@upei.ca). Further information about the CRC program and nominee eligibility is available at http://www.chairs.gc.ca.

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 interruptions will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process.

Together AVC and FSDE seek to advance biomedical teaching and research, expanding our existing team and established industry collaborations. The successful candidate will have an exceptional record in genomics, population genetics, epigenetics/epigenomics or proteomics in relation to human/animal health and disease. They will carry a research skill set in genomic cellular manipulation, transgenic animal model development, gene function discovery, gene therapy, and/or medical diagnostics that will support these research fields. The ability to integrate with biomedical engineering applications such as biomaterial integration, organ regeneration platforms and bioinformatics would be considered an asset. They will initiate and develop an independent research program but will be expected to collaborate with faculty through related research programs at AVC, FSDE and more broadly at UPEI. Reporting to the chair of Department of Biomedical Sciences at AVC, the successful applicant will principally reside in this department, with a cross-appointment at FSDE.

Members of the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) provide professional contributions to teaching, basic and applied research, and diagnostic service, particularly in animal physiology, microanatomy, pharmacology and toxicology, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience, and interact with other disciplines in veterinary medicine for the advancement of biomedical science applied to human and animal health. BMS offers accredited Master of Science and PhD degree programs and hosts world class laboratory and animal facilities with access to clinical veterinary specialty services.

FSDE offers a unique, accredited Bachelor and Master of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering degree.  FSDE is home to a number of state-of-the-art laboratories for research and student project-based design focused on Mechatronics, Bioresources, and Sustainable Energy. New program offerings and research opportunities are being developed in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

Depending on the specific interests of the CRC, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching programs, for example biomedical science or biomedical engineering courses. The teaching requirement will be limited during the term of the CRC. Once the CRC term is finished, the faculty member will be expected to contribute in similar ways as other Biomedical Science department members, with an emphasis on research.

Qualifications: 

UPEI requires the successful candidate to have:

  • Minimum PhD (in a field related to biomedical genomic research)
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research funding and successfully implement research projects
  • Well-developed skills of collaboration, relationship-building, and communication.
  • Teaching experience would be advantageous
  • Experience interacting and collaborating with biomedical private industry partners would be advantageous

To meet the criteria of the CRC program nominees must:

  • Be excellent emerging world-class researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity
  • Have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years
  • As chairholders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers
  • Be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Contribute to collaborative teams in the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and SDE
  • Contribute to the development and expansion of existing relationships with the rapidly developing Bioscience industry in Atlantic Canada
  • Meet eligibility criteria for receiving a Tier 2 CRC, described at https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx; and
  • Complete the nomination documents necessary for submission to the CRC program by required deadlines

The salary range is commensurate with credentials and experience and in compliance with the UPEI Faculty Association collective agreement.  Full-time, permanent faculty members receive a comprehensive fringe benefit package, with benefit details provided at the time of offer in accordance with the collective agreement.  This position is subject to budget approval and approval from the Canada Research Chair Program Secretariat.

Situated on the country’s beautiful east coast, with easy access to beaches all around, the AVC has 270 DVM students and is the main veterinary referral center in Atlantic Canada for cases and diagnostic samples. Find out more about Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Veterinary College by visiting these websites: www.gov.pe.ca/, www.upei.ca and www.upei.ca/avc.

Application Instructions:

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Jonathan Spears (jspears@upei.ca or 902-620-5026).

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes past areas of research focus, industry collaborations (if applicable) and accomplishments, a proposed research program within the BMS/FSDE (maximum 5 pages), a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (maximum 2 pages), a current curriculum vitae, an Equity Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation plan (maximum 2 page), and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three (3) referees. Please send as a single PDF with your name in the file name to:

Maria Steele, Manager Research Services
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0637
E-mail: mlsteele@upei.ca

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute.  Please visit our Chairs web page to learn more about our commitment and resources. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups and the four designated groups, which includes women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We encourage members of equity-seeking and under-represented groups to self-identify within their application. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact, in confidence, Ms. Jackie Podger, Vice-President Administration and Finance. Ms. Podger can also answer questions related to equity, diversity and inclusion, or privacy concerns the applicant may have related to self-identifying. Ms. Podger can be reached at 902-566-0623 or by writing vpaf@upei.ca.

The CRC Nomination Selection Committee has received equity training that includes instruction on how to recognize and combat unconscious, implicit, overt, prejudicial, and other kinds of bias.

Closing date is September 11, 2021. Review of applications will begin on Sept 12, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Starting date is flexible depending on availability of the successful candidate but would likely be spring/summer of 2022.

 

 

 

Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

Position #30473
University of Manitoba

The Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute beginning January 4, 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment will be at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD and several years of postdoctoral experience with strong demonstrated experience in cancer research.  Potential areas of research include, but are not restricted to, molecular biology, tumor immunology, genomics or hematopoiesis. The successful candidate will be offered a primary appointment in either the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, or the Department of Immunology depending on their individual qualifications and expertise. The successful candidate will be a Scientist of the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute.

The Institute and The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have strong interdisciplinary and translational research teams in several areas of cancer research, including leukemia, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independently funded research program within the Institute and collaborate with clinical departments and, it is hoped, the research teams described above. The selected individual will also contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their primary department and service-related activities.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a qualified individual to contribute to the ongoing success of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and to create a new level of interdisciplinary research and collaboration in a department with complementary and diverse skills.

The Research Institute is based at CancerCare Manitoba, the sole provider of cancer services to the Province with outstanding opportunities for clinical and translational collaboration. The Institute is an established centre of excellence in research in leukemia and cell death, and provides extensive infrastructure support to its researchers with the generous support of the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.

CancerCare Manitoba is affiliated with The University of Manitoba and The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, a major center of medical education and research linked to sister institutions throughout Canada and the world. The University offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs embracing basic biomedical sciences, clinical medicine and population health. The Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics and the Department of Immunology have a rich history of research and graduate education, and are committed to providing high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and professionally in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Faculty of Science, and in community outreach.

Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLBGTQ+.

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 and gender identities, 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 UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. Applications will be accepted until November 30th 2021 or until the position has been filled.

Candidates are encouraged to forward a CV, a letter of introduction, a 5 year research plan and the names of three referees in confidence. The research plan should be up to 5 pages in length including figures and be written along the lines of a research grant application and include major objectives, background, rationale, aims and experimental program. Send by email to both:

 

Dr. Peter Nickerson

Vice Dean Research

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

Email: peter.nickerson@umanitoba.ca

 

Dr. Neil Watkins

Chief of Research

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

CancerCare Manitoba

Email: nwatkins@cancercare.mb.ca

 

 

Assistant Professor in Computational Protein Biochemistry – Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in “Computational Protein Biochemistry”. The Department of Biochemistry offers undergraduate degree programs in both Biochemistry and Nutrition, as well as a robust graduate program. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to Biochemistry teaching for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The strategic focus of the Department of Biochemistry is on biochemistry and nutrition in health and disease. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program that should incorporate a translational approach toward addressing protein biochemistry problems related to human health and chronic disease that includes computational and ideally also wet-laboratory approaches.

Applicants should have a strong background in protein biochemistry, with a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a closely related field, at least two years post-doctoral experience and an established track record of research in the area of computational protein biochemistry.

Interested applicants should submit

  1. a cover letter
  2. a full CV
  3. a summary of proposed research (no more than three pages)
  4. a description of teaching and mentoring philosophy (no more than two pages), and
  5. a list of at least three referees with complete contact information.

Memorial University has an established policy for spousal appointments, so if this is of interest to the candidate, please indicate so in the cover letter.  Gaps in career history/research history can exist for any number of reasons (i.e.: family responsibilities, sick leave, settlement, etc…). Candidates are invited to explain any gaps and this information will be taken into consideration during the application process.  Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment.  If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process, please contact equity@mun.ca directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.  Similarly, candidates selected for interviewing will be invited to indicate any accommodation arrangements needed regarding the interview process.

Current research in the Department of Biochemistry employs a wide variety of experimental approaches from biochemical to pre-clinical to clinical models. The Department is renewing its faculty complement and moving to a new state-of-the-art facility in summer of 2021. Memorial University has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. There are extensive opportunities for local collaborations across many disciplines, including medicine, pharmacy, humanities and social sciences, kinesiology, and ocean sciences. The successful applicant is encouraged to strengthen and expand departmental ties with other disciplines (locally, nationally, and internationally) through collaborations in both research and teaching. The Department is committed to increasing diversity and to support this goal the Department provides a team approach to mentorship and many additional supports for new academic staff.

All parts of the applications should be submitted as a single pdf document to Dr. Mark D. Berry, Head of Department, at biochem@mun.ca by no later than August 15, 2021, using the subject heading “Computational Protein Biochemistry tenure-track position”. We thank all interested applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted further.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

As part of the commitment of the Department of Biochemistry to equity, diversity and inclusion, the hiring committee is implementing best practices to reduce unconscious bias and to ensure that initial shortlisting of candidates includes those from underrepresented target groups at the level they exist in the applicant pool according to Statistics Canada.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca.

We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.  Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position – University of Manitoba

POSITION OVERVIEW:

University of ManitobaThe postdoctoral fellow will work in a multidisciplinary team investigating epigenetic processes in normal and cancer cell states. The projects investigate the genomic landscape of histone modifications and chromatin modifying enzymes (protein arginine methyltransferases 1/5, DOTL1) in active and repressed states. The project will be done jointly with the Lakowski Lab in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba. This position will initially be for 1 year, and based on performance, be expended for several more years.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field.
  • Strong background in epigenomic research with expertise in the chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay and ChIP-Seq.
  • Experience with gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9), chromatin accessibility assays and HiC assays are a plus.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics is located on the Bannatyne Campus, the main medical and health sciences campus of the University of Manitoba. The department is home to biochemistry, molecular biological sciences, and medical genetics expertise, practiced in an intellectually enriching research and teaching environment in the Max Rady College of Medicine and Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Davie lab explores the role of chromatin modifiers in regulating gene expression. His research group has a long-term interest in the chromatin structure/function, epigenetic regulation, nuclear matrix, nuclear organization, chromatin modifying enzymes including histone deacetylases, kinases, methyltransferases, and histone modifications.

HOW TO APPLY? Interested applicants should send their applications as one single .pdf file to Dr Jim Davie (Jim.davie@umanitoba.ca), with the following information:

  • The subject of the email should be “Postdoc EpigenBMG”
  • Two-page CV
  • Publication List
  • One page Research Summary

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