CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
The Genes & Development Research Group (GDRG) and the Department of
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology invite applications for a full-time
academic position at the Assistant Professor level or higher as a
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Developmental Biology. This
position offers an excellent opportunity to develop an independent
research program within a dynamic, collaborative and
multidisciplinary environment. Current strengths of the GDRG include
molecular, genetic and neurobiological approaches to the study of the
development of model organisms, including C. elegans, Drosophila,
Xenopus, chick and mouse. For more information about the research
interests of the GDRG members, see
duties include some teaching and graduate student supervision, at
least 75% of time will be protected for research.
The GDRG and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology are part
of the rapidly growing Faculty of Medicine which is in the process of
building a major new research facility. Calgary is a vibrant,
multicultural city (population ~850,000) near the Rocky Mountains,
Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
Qualifications include a PhD and/or MD, at least two years of
postdoctoral experience and a proven record of research excellence in
developmental biology. In addition to nomination for the Canada
Research Chair (Tier II; for Terms of Reference see
<http://www.chairs.gc.ca>http://www.chairs.gc.ca), the selected
candidate is expected to compete successfully for salary support and
establishment funding from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for
Medical Research and/or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
We anticipate generous start up funds will be available to a
Please submit a curriculum vita, a summary of research interests and
two reprints of recent publications, and arrange to have three
letters of reference sent directly, by November 30, 2001 to:
Dr. Samuel Weiss, Chair
Genes & Development Research Group
Faculty of Medicine
3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will
be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The
University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.