Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream
in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Lipids
Department of Pediatrics, Atlantic Research Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated potential to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the field of lipid metabolism, signaling or transport, with emphasis on human diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular. The successful candidate will join an established, interactive group of investigators with complementary research interests at the Atlantic Research Centre (ARC). Members of the ARC have ready access to established core research facilities that include: tissue culture and animal care, cellular imaging (confocal and electron microscopy, flow cytometry), mass spectrometry and microarray technology.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent and have at least three years post-doctoral training in biomedical sciences. The successful applicant will be expected to compete for external research and salary support, supervise graduate students and contribute to the teaching activities of the Department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Further information concerning this position, the Department and the ARC may be obtained by consulting arc.medicine.dal.ca and associated links.
Dalhousie University is a research-intensive institution located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which boasts excellent recreational, cultural and lifestyle opportunities (www.halifax.ca/visitors.asp).
Interested applicants should submit a CV as well as send a statement outlining their research and teaching interests. They should have three letters of reference sent under separate cover directly to the Chair of the Search Committee. At least 2 of these references must come from academic referees.
Chair, Search Committee
Atlantic Research Centre
Room C302, CRC Building, 5849 University Avenue,
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada B3H 4H7
Closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2009. Starting dates are negotiable; the positions may be filled by Sept. 1, 2009.
All qualified candidate 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.