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Assistant Professor - tenure-track, College of Biological Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph

Deadline: October 20, 2017 or until a successful candidate has been found

Posted: September 22, 2017

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 following area:

Molecular basis of disease – Individual with a research focus on cell signalling and/or gene regulation using relevant mammalian model systems are of particular interest.

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. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to, and evidence of, effective and innovative teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic multidisciplinary department with 40 faculty members who study diverse biological systems at levels from molecules to cells. We are seeking an individual who will complement and enhance ongoing research endeavours in the Department. The Department has primary responsibility for undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology & Genetics, and contributes to the delivery of others including Biological Science, Biomedical Science and Plant Science. Graduate training activities are focused on a program offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology but faculty members also participate in cross-department programs such as Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Neuroscience 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.

Interested candidate should submit the following materials as a single PDF file:

(1) a cover letter indicating area(s) of emphasis applied for;
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) an overview (one to two pages) of proposed research program;
(4) a one-page teaching statement;
(5) contact information of three references.

Applications should be sent by email to, to the attention of:

Dr. Marc Coppolino
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Department website:

Assessment of applications will begin on October 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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