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    Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    Cumming School of Medicine

    The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for an outstanding researcher in the area of Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, who is ready to join a dynamic group of investigators in our new Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics and share their vision to transform health care through genomics and informatics. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time position with tenure at the Associate or Full Professor level and will be nominated for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.

    The Cumming School of Medicine recently received a transformative naming gift of $200 million that is energizing our vision of Creating the Future of Health. To help fulfill this mission, the Centre for Health Applicants at the Associate Professor level must possess a strong publication record; evidence of successful teaching and supervision; and a record of established academic engagement in professional and other communities. Applicants at the Professor level must provide evidence of an outstanding academic publication record; outstanding teaching and supervisory experience; and evidence of strong academic service and/or leadership. Additional requirements for the position include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent; demonstrated successful application of bioinformatics to the analysis of large scale genome, transcriptome, epigenome or related datasets; and a strong background in computing science, statistics and/or machine learning. Expectations for the position include the establishment of a vigorous, sustainable, externally-funded research program (for which 75% time will be protected), contribution to teaching and graduate student supervision, and participation in leadership for recruitment, research, education and service. This is an excellent opportunity to build and develop an innovative research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. A competitive salary and an attractive startup package will be provided.

    Genomics and Informatics, a collaboration that includes various University-wide partners, is seeking a candidate whose bioinformatics skills, leadership qualities and vision will help position us as a leading Center in precision medicine. The successful candidate will join a blossoming multidisciplinary and inter-Faculty team of bioinformaticians, clinical researchers and basic scientists at the Centre, whose research includes the study of rare genetic disorders, cancer genomics, the enteric microbiome, inflammation and chronic disease, animal health, comparative genomics, as well as diagnostic testing. Our team will continue to grow through the future recruitment of two additional junior academic bioinformaticians, as well as several service analysts. The Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics is a cornerstone of the Cumming School of Medicine’s future Strategic Plan, and is supported by state of the art genomics laboratories as well as both undergraduate and graduate training programs specializing in bioinformatics. Please visit our websites at cumming.ucalgary.ca, ucalgary.ca/bmb and research4kids.ucalgary.ca for more information.

    The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The University has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully
    engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.
    To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

    Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city.
    Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

    Interested candidates should submit by email prior to November 15, 2015, a single PDF file containing: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests, and contact information for three referees, to Dr. Jonathan Lytton, Head of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cumming School of
    Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1. Email: bmbrecruits@ucalgary.ca

    The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All
    qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

    To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University
    of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

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