Molecular and Cellular Biology - 3 Assistant Professors

University of Guelph

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-12-03

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in the following areas:

Molecular basis of disease and/or development - Individuals with a focus on systems biology and/or cell signaling processes in any relevant biological system are of particular interest.

Molecular biology - gene expression - Individuals with and interests in RNA biology and/or epigenetics mechanisms in any relevant biological system are of particular interest.

Plant molecular biology - Individuals exploiting leading edge approaches including (but not limited to) plant gene expression, transcriptomics, metabolomics and biotechnological applications are of particular interest.

Qualifications include a Ph.D., a minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high quality publications, demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program, and a commitment to effective and innovative teaching.

The successful candidates will join a dynamic multidisciplinary Department with 38 faculty members who study a variety of different biological systems with a research emphasis at the level of molecules to cells. Preference will be given to interactive individuals who enhance and complement ongoing research endeavors in the Department. The Department has primary responsibility for undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology and Genetics and contributes to delivery of others including the Biological Sciences and Plant Science. Graduate training activities are focused on a program offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology but faculty members also participate in cross-department programs such as Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Neuroscience and Toxicology. The successful applicants will be expected to develop a creative and independent research program sustained by external funding from national/provincial agencies, as well as contributing to teaching and graduate student supervision.

Interested candidates should submit by email a single PDF file containing: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief overview (no more than 2 pages) of his/her proposed research program, as well as contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of reference, to:

Chris Whitfield PhD FRSC
Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

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The review of applications will begin on January 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

"The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply."

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


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