Biochemistry - Assistant Professor

Western University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-11-19


The Department of Biochemistry at Western University, London, Canada invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Outstanding applicants at a higher level may be considered for a possible tenured appointment. The Department of Biochemistry ( is a research-intensive department in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a strong commitment to education and training. The Department has a collegial atmosphere that encourages collaboration with 50 associated faculty members conducting research focused in the areas of Genome Dynamics, Epigenetics & Gene Expression; Human Genetics & Clinical Biochemistry; Signal Transduction & Intracellular Communication; Macromolecular Structure & Dynamics; Proteomics; and Bioinformatics. The department houses state-of-the-art facilities for mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography as well as fluorescence microscopy and is an integral part of citywide core facilities for proteomics, genomics, and mouse transgenesis.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and at least 2 years postdoctoral experience with a demonstrated record of productivity and innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, to promote collaborative research activities that build on our existing strengths, and to contribute to the teaching programs of the Department. Particular attention will be given to outstanding applicants using modern biochemical and/or molecular genetic approaches in a tractable model system.

With full time enrollment of about 32,000, Western University has a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about Western (, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry ( or London ( are available online. Western's Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of the successful applicant and his or her family.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments, relevant publications, names of three references, and a proposal for future research. Please send the complete application to:

Dr. David Haniford, Selection Committee Chair
Department of Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University, London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 1, 2013.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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