Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry

Employer
Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Location
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Posted
September 22 2017
Ref
BIOC-2017-001
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Nutritional Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Nutritional Biochemistry. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in both Biochemistry and Nutrition, as well as a robust graduate program. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute primarily to the delivery of the Nutrition programs, but the ability also to contribute to other undergraduate and graduate programs in the department would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a rigorous, independent, externally funded research program in nutritional/metabolic biochemistry. The position is subject to budgetary approval. While the exact area of Nutritional Biochemistry is open, those employing modern biochemical techniques to elucidate the molecular mechanisms relating nutrient use to health and disease are encouraged to apply, as are those studying the role of nutrition as it pertains to aging or exercise science. The department has existing strengths in metabolic and nutritional biochemistry; please also visit the department website at http://www.mun.ca/biochem/ for more information. The successful applicant’s research program would be expected to interact with existing research programs. It is also envisaged that through the establishment of new collaborations, the successful applicant will further strengthen ties between the Department of Biochemistry and other departments within the university.

Applicants should have a strong background in both Nutrition and Biochemistry/Metabolism, with a Ph.D. in one of these areas, or closely related field. The successful applicant will have an established track record of research, and at least two years post-doctoral experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, a three page research proposal, a one page discussion of teaching experience and philosophy, and a list containing the names of at least three referees with complete contact information - all submitted as a single pdf document of less than 2MB to Dr. Mark Berry, Head of Department, at biochem@mun.ca by not later than November 30, 2017, using the subject heading “Nutritional Biochemistry tenure-track position”. We thank all interested applicants, but only those selected for interview will be contacted further.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

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