Canada Research Chair (Tier I)
in Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics
at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
The Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University is seeking to attract an outstanding individual eligible for nomination for a Tier I Canada Research Chair faculty position in the area of comparative genomics and evolutionary bioinformatics. The successful candidate will be recognized internationally as a leader in this research area and will join the newly formed Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics (http://cgeb.dal.ca/), an interdisciplinary research group with diverse and complementary interests in molecular evolution, microbial diversity, protistology, phylogenetics, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Dalhousie is a leading Canadian research-oriented University, located in Halifax on the scenic Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia.
The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to foster world class centres of research excellence in a global, knowledge-based economy (www.chairs.gc.ca). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or a related discipline, and currently hold the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (with expectation of promotion to Professor within 1-2 years). The successful candidate will be offered a tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (www.biochem.dal.ca/) with limited teaching responsibilities. Preference will be given to applicants with interdisciplinary expertise in both laboratory-based biochemical/molecular biological approaches as well as bioinformatics and/or computer science.
To apply send a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of research achievements and goals, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent, under separate cover, to: Dr. David M. Byers (Chair, Search Committee), Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 1X5 Canada. Interviews may commence as early as January 15th, however we will continue to receive applications until a successful candidate has been chosen up to March 1, 2009. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.
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.