Faculty position in Mechanisms of DNA Repair, Genomic instability and Cellular Aging in Cancer – University of Calgary

Faculty position in Mechanisms of DNA Repair, Genomic instability and Cellular Aging in Cancer
Cummings School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Calgary
Closing Date for applications: September 7, 2018

Posted: July 27, 2018

Job description:

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.Individuals working in areas of biology related to DNA repair, genome instability, cellular aging, cancer genomics, epigenetics or translational cancer research are encouraged to apply.

The candidate’s qualifications should include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, at least two years of post-doctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research publication in high impact journals.  Expectations for the position include establishing an outstanding, externally-funded research program (for which 75% time will be protected), as well as contributions to teaching and graduate student supervision. The position is offered through the Robson DNA Science Centre (RDSC) at the Charbonneau and is an excellent opportunity to build an exceptional independent research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. A competitive year-round salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a world-class research program that synergizes with current areas of expertise within RDSC. These include investigating the mechanisms of DNA double-strand break repair and DNA replication through cellular, biochemical, genetic and structural biology approaches; DNA repair in the context of epigenetic signatures and chromatin structure; telomerase and telomere biology; and cellular aging. Our fundamental researchers have strong ties to translational and clinical colleagues within the Charbonneau and at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the University of Calgary. RDSC investigators share contiguous modern laboratory facilities, technical support and state-of-the-art core facilities. We also have ready access to large collections of clinical samples and well-characterized patient populations for both fundamental and clinical research.

For more information please see our websites at dnascience.ca, charbonneau.ucalgary.ca and ucalgary.ca/bmb/.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage (http://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/2922703) using the  ‘Apply Now‘ link.

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Future research interests & plan
  • Statement of philosophy regarding education & supervision
  • The names and contact information for three referees

The closing date for applications is Sep 7, 2018.

Questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan Lytton, by email jlytton@ucalgary.ca .

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website(http://careers.ucalgary.ca/).  For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (http://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/).


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).