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Faculty Position in Brain Tumour Science
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Posted: November 20, 2016

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in conjunction with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in brain tumour science. We are looking for outstanding researchers interested in discovery research and fundamental mechanisms underlying brain tumour science, including the potential for pharmaceutical and/or therapeutic application.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D degree or equivalent, at least two years of post-doctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research publications in high impact journals in the area of brain tumour science.Expectations for the position include the establishment of an outstanding, sustainable, externally-funded research program (for which 75% time will be protected), with additional contributions to teaching and graduate student supervision, and to academic service.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in the Clark H. Smith Brain Tumour Centre, part of the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, who are exploring fundamental and clinical research questions using the most advanced technologies. The Institute emphasizes research across the cancer continuum, that fosters interactions and encourages collaborations among research laboratories and trainees. The ideal candidate will complement and synergize with current research programs and existing strengths.

The Cumming School of Medicine and the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute support a number of excellent core research facilities and platforms, such as state-of-the-art microscopy, proteomics, genomics, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics platforms, a stem cell facility, tumour and tissue banks, oncology translational research facilities, and a drug discovery platform. Please visit our websites at and for more information. This is an excellent opportunity to build and develop an exceptional, innovative research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. Competitive salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events 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, by January 20, 2017, a single PDF file containing: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page summary of future research interests, and contact information for three referees, to:

Ms Donna Wray,
Director, Business and Operations,
Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute,
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary,
3280 Hospital Drive NW,
Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6.

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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