position in cell, developmental biology

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 10 16:32:28 EST 2004


Cell and Developmental Biology

=95 QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY - The Department of Biology=20
invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured=20
faculty position and Canada Research Chair in=20
cell and developmental biology. Preference will=20
be given to candidates with proven leadership in=20
building a research group using modern imaging=20
technology and quantitative, experimental methods=20
to investigate topical areas in eukaryotic model=20
organisms. The successful applicant will be=20
selected primarily on the basis of overall=20
excellence, but should complement existing=20
research programs at Queen's which use modern=20
imaging technology to answer questions in areas=20
such as cell biology, neurobiology or=20
development. The Department of Biology has superb=20
facilities in the new Biosciences Complex, and=20
access to a state-of-the-art Protein Function=20
Discovery proteomics facility=20
(www.queens-pfd.ca). Queen's University is a=20
medium-size university with a full range of=20
professional programs including a medical school=20
and teaching hospitals, providing opportunities=20
for collaborations with colleagues from other=20
units such as Biochemistry, the School of=20
Computing and several health science departments.=20
Queen=92s is recognized nationally for the quality=20
of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which=20
attract outstanding students. Kingston is an=20
attractive community of 150 000, situated on the=20
shores of Lake Ontario, close to Ottawa, Montreal=20
and Toronto. Qualifications for this position=20
include a PhD, postdoctoral experience and=20
evidence of excellent research published in high=20
impact scientific journals. The successful=20
candidate will be expected to be an excellent=20
teacher and to develop a vigorous, externally=20
funded research program. Applicants must be=20
eligible for nomination to a Canada Research=20
Chair (CRC), Tier 1 that has been allocated to=20
this position (www.chairs.gc.ca) and brings with=20
it substantial infrastructure funding from=20
CFI/OIT. A separate CFI/OIT proposal for adding=20
major new biological imaging instrumentation and=20
infrastructure to the Queen=92s Department of=20
Biology has been submitted for approval. The=20
successful candidate will be appointed at a rank=20
corresponding to their qualifications. Expected=20
date of appointment is January 1, 2005, subject=20
to negotiation. This is a re-advertisement, thus=20
review of applications will begin immediately and=20
continue until the position is filled.=20
Prospective candidates requiring additional=20
information about this position may contact the=20
Head of Biology in confidence prior to applying.=20
=46ormal applications require submission of=20
curriculum vitae, statement of current and=20
prospective research interests, statement of=20
teaching interests, and at least three letters of=20
reference to: Dr. Peter T. Boag, Head, Department=20
of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston,=20
Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 (Web: biology.queensu.ca,=20
E-mail: biohead at biology.queensu.ca, Fax: (613)=20
533-6617). Academic staff at Queen=92s University=20
are governed by a collective agreement, the=20
details of which are posted at=20
www.queensu.ca/qufa. In accordance with the=20
Queen=92s guidelines for the assignment of Canada=20
Research Chairs, applications from qualified=20
women are particularly encouraged for this=20
position. Queen=92s University is committed to=20
employment equity and welcomes applications from=20
all qualified men and women, including visible=20
minorities, aboriginal people, persons with=20
disabilities and persons of a diversity of sexual=20
orientation. Canada Research Chairs are open to=20
candidates of all nationalities.  However,=20
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be=20
considered first for this position.




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