Medicine - Assistant Professor (Proteomics)

University of Saskatchewan

Location: Saskatchewan
Date posted: 2013-07-30

Tenure Track Position in Proteomics
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

The College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of proteomics as applied to protein-protein interactions, post-translation modifications or other high-throughput mass spectrometry applications. Preference will be given to candidates with an expertise in large-scale identification of protein-protein interactions and/or quantitative systems biology approaches, and who use these methods to investigate molecular mechanisms of human diseases. A proven ability to secure external funding from major granting agencies and a strong track record in research collaboration is expected. The position will be affiliated with a basic science department in the College of Medicine, according to the best fit of the candidate's profile.

The research activities in the College of Medicine are organized in Research Clusters. The successful candidate will join the cluster that fits best with his/her research agenda. In addition to conducting independent and externally funded vigorous research program the applicant is expected to develop local collaborations and to help establish protein mass spectrometry capability that would support research projects carried out by College faculty and others engaged in biomedical mass spectrometry that include protein identification, identification of post-translational modifications, mass spectrometry of intact proteins and other mass spectrometry related activities. The mass spectrometry instrumentation within the College of Medicine include AB Sciex 4000 Qtrap, Waters Ultima Platinum, Waters LCT and Bruker Esquire ion trap. Two mass spectrometers Agilent 6550 and Agilent 6460 will be installed within the next few months. In addition to the mass spectrometers within the College of Medicine there are several other mass spectrometers on the University of Saskatchewan campus dedicated to analysis of small molecules. The laboratory space will be located in new Academic Health Sciences building with state of the art research labs and infrastructure. The successful candidate is expected to attract major external research funding, to lead a vigorous research program involving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and to contribute to teaching in graduate and undergraduate academic programs of the College of Medicine.

The University of Saskatchewan is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, with a strong reputation for innovation and excellence (http://www.usask.ca). It is home to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron (http://www.lightsource.ca) and to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization / International Vaccine Centre (http://www.vido.org), as well as a University-related Research Park at the Innovation Place (http://www.innovationplace.com). The beautiful U of S campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and vibrant cultural life (http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com).

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) curriculum vita, (2) a cover letter outlining research interests and experience, (3) description of your proposed research and (4) the names of three referees, preferably electronically, to:

Attn: Chairperson
Proteomics Selection Committee
College of Medicine,
University of Saskatchewan,
107 Wiggins Road,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5
Canada
Email: lori.lisitza@usask.ca

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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