Term Faculty Position in the College of Medicine
The College of Medicine invites applications for a five year term faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of bioinformatics. The position will be affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Science.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD with at least some formal education in bioinformatics, and a strong research background in the area. The candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to establish an independent research program involving high throughput genome sequencing and sequence assembly, genome annotation, comparative genomics, transcriptomics using RNAseq, metagenomics, and proteins/protein interaction networks. The successful candidate is also expected to demonstrate the potential to apply their expertise in these areas of bioinformatics to develop collaborative research projects with research groups affiliated with the Colleges of Medicine and Arts and Science. Collaborative research opportunities are available through PRISM (Center for Proteomics Research in Interactions and Structure of Macromolecules) and other groups in the basic and health sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
The candidate is expected to attract external research funding, and to lead a vigorous research program involving graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the academic programs of the departments through research and training including contributions to the Bioinformatics undergraduate program offered in the College of Arts and Science, and training in bioinformatics at the graduate level.
The University of Saskatchewan (www.usask.ca) is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to two of the largest science projects in the country – the Canadian Light Source synchrotron (www.lightsource.ca) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization / International Vaccine Centre (www.vido.org), as well as a University-related Research Park at Innovation Place (www.innovationplace.com). The beautiful U of S campus is located on the shores of South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and vibrant cultural life (www.tourismsaskatoon.com).
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred starting date is July 1, 2013. Please submit curriculum vita, a cover letter outlining research interests and experience, and the names of three referees, preferably electronically, to:
Dr Nicholas Ovsenek
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Health Sciences Bldg, Box 2
107 Wiggins Road, Rm 2D01
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E5
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 a 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.