Tenure Track Position
The successful candidate will join Molecular Design Cluster in the College of Medicine, which currently includes seven principal investigators in the areas of protein X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and single molecule techniques. The mandate of this cluster is to conduct fundamental research on the molecular basis of human disease. The College would like to strengthen the expertise in structural biology by expanding into the field of membrane proteins and protein dynamics. The cluster has just moved into a new laboratory space with excellent equipment for protein research. Facilities for protein crystallography and NMR spectroscopy are available at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron and the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center (SSSC), respectively, both located on the University campus. The proximity to the synchrotron beamlines, ample access time and the existing collaborations with the scientists of the Canadian Macromolecular Crystallographic Facility (CMCF) at the CLS offer outstanding opportunities for research in structural biology of membrane proteins, while future SAXS capability at the synchrotron will complement the four NMR spectrometers at the SSSC for research in protein dynamics and protein-protein interactions. Additional collaborations are available through the Center for Proteomics Research in Interactions and Structure of Macromolecules (PRISM).
The University of Saskatchewan is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence (www.usask.ca). In addition to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron (www.lightsource.ca) it is also a home to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization / International Vaccine Centre (www.vido.org), as well as a University-related Research Park at the Innovation Place (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 (www.tourismsaskatoon.com).
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.
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred starting dates for this position are July 1 to September 1, 2013. 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:
PRISM Selection Committee
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
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.