Virologist

Location
Halifax (City), Nova Scotia
Salary
Compensation commensurate with experience
Posted
April 09 2021
Discipline
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor – Virologist (1.0 FTE)

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is inviting applications for a full-time, probationary tenure-track faculty position in Virology in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree or equivalent, and a strong record, for their career stage, of innovative research investigating fundamental and/or applied aspects of virology. The successful incumbent will be expected to develop a collaborative research program that complements Infection, Immunity, Inflammation & Vaccinology (I3V) research at Dalhousie and affiliated Health Centres (for example, Canadian Centre for Vaccinology). Using diverse virus systems, local investigators explore such areas as oncolytics, vaccines, antivirals, immune responses, virus-host interactions and viral engineering. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in their areas of expertise.

Dalhousie University is a top-tier Canadian research institution that partners with affiliatedHealth Centres to drive intellectual, social and economic development in Atlantic Canada. Our 19,000 students and 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018. Dalhousie is located in the historic ocean-side city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which provides excellent schools, sports and cultural facilities, and outdoor activities that enhance quality of life and work-life balance.Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.A complete application must include a Curriculum Vitae, a 2-page research statement, and a 1-page description of teaching and training philosophy. All applications must be submitted via PeopleAdmin http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/5523. This competition closes on June 1st, 2021.Dalhousie University recognizes its obligation to accommodate candidates in order to ensure full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: https://www.dal.ca/policies. For information on the position or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact ml.sampson@dal.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

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