College : College of Biological Science
Department : Molecular and Cellular Biology
Date : September 10, 2020
Position Description :
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Innate Immunity.
We are seeking outstanding candidates whose research interests are at the interface of microbes (bacterial, fungal and / or viral) and the human innate immune system.
Individuals investigating the interactions between commensal or pathogenic microorganisms and the physical barriers and cellular responses of the innate immune system are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate may have expertise in a wide range of experimental approaches, including immunological, microbiological, biochemical, -omics technologies and other relevant strategies.
The successful applicant is expected to establish an innovative and sustainable research program that will integrate with, and expand, the research strengths of the Department, and offer new avenues for collaboration.
Qualifications include a Ph.D., a preferred minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program and secure research funding.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate the potential to provide effective and innovative teaching to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students, and will be committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.
A culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative at the University of Guelph as this is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a modern academic community.
Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds is essential.
Therefore, we invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially from groups that are underrepresented in higher education.
The Department is a collegial, inclusive, and welcoming environment that values diversity, and wellness among our members as key ingredients in our collective success.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary, research-intensive department with 44 faculty members who study diverse biological systems at levels from molecules to cells.
The Department is the home of undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, and contributes to programs in Biological Science, Biomedical Science, and Plant Science.
Graduate training activities include programs offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and a Master of Biotechnology degree.
Faculty members also participate in cross-department programs, including Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Neuroscience, Plant Science, and Toxicology.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop a creative and independent research program, sustained by external funding from national / provincial agencies, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate training.
The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario.
University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units.
The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners.
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Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world.
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