Biology - Tier II Canada Research Chair (Marine Microbial Proteomics and Metabolomics)
Date posted: 2012-12-19
Department of Biology
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Marine Microbial Proteomics and Metabolomics
Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the field of Marine Microbial Proteomics. The sought after expertise is in the area of proteomics or metabolomics applied to research on marine microbiomes. The successful applicant will have a strong record of accomplishments in the field of proteomics or metabolomics applied to environmental microbiology with a view to complement ongoing (meta)genomic and (meta)transcriptomic studies of natural marine microbial communities and studies of adaptation and diversification at the molecular level. The research program would emphasize the functional diversity of marine microbes and the interaction with their environments.
The position will be held in the Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, and will benefit from interaction with Dalhousie's Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology held in the Oceanography Department, the Center for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, the National Research Council Laboratory and the Halifax Marine Research Institute. The department is particularly interested in applicants with a strong background in environmental proteomics and metabolomics applying new high throughput techniques, but will consider all qualified applicants with a proteomics/metabolomics background.
The candidate should have a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience and a research track record that is exceptional for his/her career stage. It is anticipated that the appointment will be tenure-stream and made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in their area of expertise and to develop a vigorous and creative research program with external funding.
Application should be submitted before March 31th, 2013 and consist of a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a summary of research interests, a research proposal (no more than 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and experience, and three confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover by the referees.
The completed application should be sent to:
Chair, Marine Microbial Proteomics Search
1355 Oxford Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Appointment is subject to approval by the Canada Research Chair program. Consideration of candidates will begin in April 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women. Only the candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.