Monday, October 05, 2015

Get a Job! - Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

This is my department [Department of Biochemistry]. Apply now!

Don't be fooled by the ad. Cutting edge biochemists can also apply.
Applications are invited for two Tenure-Stream Positions

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointments will commence on 1 July, 2016.

We seek candidates undertaking cutting edge research in cell, systems, molecular, or chemical biology. Technical knowledge including but not limited to metabolomics, synthetic biology, and structural biology (particularly, cryo-electron microscopy) that will complement our existing strengths would also be an asset.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related discipline and have postdoctoral experience with an established record of excellence in research as demonstrated through a strong track record in publication. The successful candidates will be expected to mount an original and independently-funded research program at the highest international level and to publish articles in internationally recognized journals. The successful candidates must also demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels through letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department is one of the premier academic life sciences departments in North America, with 67 full-time faculty members and more than 200 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. All application materials should be submitted online and include: 1) a detailed curriculum vitae; 2) a 3-5 page statement detailing research interests and objectives as well as potential teaching interests. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference commenting specifically on the applicant’s experience in teaching and research, to be sent directly to the department at chair.biochemistry@utoronto.ca by November 16, 2015.

Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact us at chair.biochemistry@utoronto.ca. For more information about the Department of Biochemistry, please visit http://biochemistry.utoronto.ca/.

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.

For further details and to apply online please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1501211


15 comments :

  1. I took the liberty of making some minor edits in the announcement.

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  2. Is "tenure-stream" a Canadian thing, and does it go back to the early voyageurs, who used waterways rather than railroads?

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    1. I've never heard "tenure-stream", only "tenure track". Where have you heard it?

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    2. I've never heard "tenure-stream" ...

      Does this mean you never applied for any "tenure-stream" positions because you didn't know what that meant?

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    3. It means I never saw any tenure-stream positions advertised; plenty of tenure-track ones, though.

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    4. John, I can see that the term "tenure-track" is widely used in American Universities but I am surprised that you've never heard the term "tenure stream." Some American schools use "tenure-stream."



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  3. And is "metabolomics" now a real word? I must update my list of -omics terms, my dictionome as it were.

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    1. Check the badomics dictionary:
      http://www.gigasciencejournal.com/content/1/1/6

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    2. And is "metabolomics" now a real word?

      I didn't write the ad. I never would have used a word like that. It's a silly word.

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    3. Sure, but how do you like "dictionome"?

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    4. @photosynthesis

      I love how the word "batty" figures in that paper :P

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    5. "Metabolomics" may or may not be a bad word, but it is hardly a new or rare term these days. Pubmed returns over 10,000 papers using the term.

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  4. Professor Moran you're closing the gap. You've moved one step closer to the ID movement, your censorship /erasing comments is getting very strong. Congratulations!

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    1. Mr. Grocer: Hey, if you're lookin' for a father figure I'll give you a spankin'!

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