Friday, March 20, 2009

Get a Job in Newfoundland

 
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Tenure-track Positions in Gene Expression and Metabolic Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor, one in each of the targeted areas listed below. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree with a minimum of two years post-doctoral research experience and should possess a strong research record with significant future promise. The successful applicants will be expected to develop externally funded research programmes with relevance to one of the research foci of the department: 1) Development and health, and 2) Membranes and molecular interactions. They will also be expected to show a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The new faculty members will be encouraged to collaborate with the faculty in the department and elsewhere in the university.

1) Gene Expression (ref # VPA-BIOC-2008-001). The successful applicant for this position will be expected to develop a research programme focused on some area of gene regulation such as, but not limited to, transcriptional regulation by DNA-protein interactions, chromatin structure/remodeling, or gene expression profiling.

2) Metabolic Biochemistry (ref # VPA-BIOC-2008-002). The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research programme focused on some area of metabolic biochemistry such as, but not limited to, metabolomics, gene-nutrient interactions, or metabolic regulation including signaling pathways.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of past research, a statement of proposed research and reprints of 3 publications. The application must be accompanied by the names, affiliations and contact information of three referees.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada offering diverse undergraduate, graduate and medical school programmes to almost 18,000 students. As the Province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Biochemistry Department consists of 18 faculty with expertise in a wide range of biochemical areas. For information about the Department of Biochemistry please see the departmental webpage. St. John’s is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, affordable housing and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. For more information about St. John’s please see the municipal website.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are invited to include their resumes for possible matching with other job opportunities.

Applications should be received by the Department of Biochemistry by May 15, 2009.

Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Martin Mulligan, Head, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3X9. Applications may also be submitted electronically to biochead@mun.ca or by fax: (709) 737-2422. Please quote the appropriate job reference number on all correspondence.


6 comments :

  1. I'm just curious- when they say they require a minimum of 2 years postdoc, would they still allow a very talented PhD student to apply?

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  2. What a great opportunity to live and work in Newfoundland!

    I am especially impressed with the university's statement

    "Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities."

    It assures candidates that the university considers applications from qualified women and men, unlike the one below

    "[----] is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons,
    francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women."

    which tacks "women" on at the end as if women were not members of all the groups mentioned.

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  3. Devin asks,

    I'm just curious- when they say they require a minimum of 2 years postdoc, would they still allow a very talented PhD student to apply?

    Of course they'll "allow" a graduate student to apply.

    But the application will go directly into the waste bucket.

    :-)

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  4. "Minimum of 2 years postdoc", sounds like code for something they're really looking for. What do you think that is? Number/quality of first-author papers post-Ph.D.?

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  5. sounds like code for something they're really looking for. What do you think that is?

    Just like almost everyone else, they are looking for someone who has a good chance of getting a good grant. THAT'S ALL. All the other considerations are entirely secondary.

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  6. At least you don't have to pay to apply.

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