Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Get a Job

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 (, 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 ( 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 ( 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.

1 comment:

  1. Just a loose thought:

    Reading these advertisements, it occurred to me that there is an opportunity for Canadians on this forum to tell readers from overseas what these places are like to live in. If you do post along these lines, it might help to indicate if you are Canadian and/or have lived in the place you are referring to. (Visitors often have a different view of a place compared to a [long-term] resident.)

    The reason I bring this up is that both the locations for these three vacancies strike me as smaller places and people from overseas in particular will probably not have a "real" idea of what they are like. (Or even any idea at all!)

    Before someone says "google": yes, of course, but it takes a lot of effort to get to get a reliable impression of what it is like to *live* in a place via google. I've done this myself for other locations and so can speak from experience. Google or wikipedia is good for facts and figures or a few photographs (quite naturally biased to the "nice" places), but this sort of information doesn't really convey "ordinary" day-to-day living in a place well, at least not without putting a lot of little snippets together.