Friday, September 11, 2009

Get a Job in Toronto


Applications are invited for a Tenure-Stream Position in Developmental Biology

The Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in developmental biology. The appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, will commence on or after July 1, 2010, and will be located in the Medical Sciences Building on the downtown campus of the University of Toronto.

We seek candidates whose research addresses a fundamental problem in animal developmental biology using either established (mouse, frog, fish, fly, nematode worm, sea urchin, tunicate, etc.) or up-and-coming (stickleback, cnidarian, planarian, arthropod, choanoflagellate, etc.) models. The successful candidate will complement and enhance the Department’s existing strengths in developmental biology, model organism genetics, and other areas.

The Department is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in Canada, with 90 full-time faculty members and 300 graduate students (Molecular Genetics). The candidate will benefit from the interdepartmental Collaborative Graduate Program in Developmental Biology as well as from recent efforts at the University of Toronto and affiliated teaching hospitals to expand research in stem cell biology; cell, tissue and whole-animal imaging; proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics through new infrastructure and academic programs. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and an established record of research accomplishment. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an original, competitive, and independently funded research program, and to have a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

We encourage you to submit your application online (Jobs: faculty). Please ensure that you include a Curriculum vitae that includes current and long-term research objectives. If you are unable to apply online (or alternatively have large document to send), please submit your application and other materials to: Dr. Howard Lipshitz, Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Rm. 4286, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8 Canada. Applicants should also arrange that three letters of reference be sent directly to Dr. Lipshitz, or have them emailed to Applications and referee letters will be accepted until November 15, 2009 or until the position is filled.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


  1. Priority to Canadians and permanent residents? That doesn't seem to be the best way to get the best researchers.

  2. Priority to Canadians and permanent residents? That doesn't seem to be the best way to get the best researchers.

    It's the best best way to get best Canadian researchers. The one who pays the piper calls the tune. Fair game.