Tuesday, September 29, 2015

University of Ottawa - Assistant Professor Biochemistry/Chemical Biology

Faculty of Science
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
10 Marie Curie
Ottawa, ON

Biochemistry/Chemical Biology

The Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the fields of Biochemistry or Chemical Biology. The successful candidate will have access to the core facilities in NMR, mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography in the department, materials characterization and biocatalysis facilities that are part of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation and core facilities in Biology and Medicine. New laboratory space is currently being built to support world-class Chemical Biology and Biochemistry research programs. The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa is currently ranked #2 in Canada and is one of the top Departments worldwide (according to ARWU) and hosts two winners of the Herzberg Canada Gold Medal, seven Canada Research Chairs and five University Research Chairs.

Title of the position: Assistant professor, higher rank will be considered under exceptional

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Assistant professor salary scale commensurate at $77,379.00

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa, d’Iorio Hall, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Dr. Paul Mayer, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, d’Iorio Hall, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. chmpostings@uottawa.ca. Telephone: 613-562-5728, fax: 613-562-5170

Skills requirements:
- Education : Ph.D. or equivalent in Biochemistry or Chemical Biology. Postdoctoral experience in Biochemistry or Chemical Biology is mandatory.
- Work experience: A demonstrated excellent research track record in Biochemistry or Chemical Biology. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent communication skills in English and French. The candidate will be expected to teach in French.

Application deadline : October 30, 2015.

Please send your curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a description of teaching interests and three confidential letters of reference to: Paul M Mayer, Chair, the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, chmposting@uottawa.ca, subject line “Biochemistry or Chemical Biology”

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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