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Assistant Professor in Cell Biology & Metabolism (Designated Posting)

The Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Halifax (City), Nova Scotia (CA)
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Medicine invites applications from outstanding researchers for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on or after January 1, 2025. In keeping with the principles of Dalhousie’s Employment Equity Plan, this position is designated to applicants who self-identify as women.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience in cell biology and metabolism or related fields. The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in research as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and contribution to scientific conferences. Applicants should show potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a dynamic, externally funded research program studying cell biology and metabolism in the context of health and disease. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, nutrient and cellular metabolism, organelle function, chromatin and gene expression, signalling networks, membrane biogenesis, and vesicle trafficking. Ideally the candidate will show potential to collaborate with existing expertise in the department as well as establish partnerships within the Faculty of Medicine. Dalhousie University also supports collaborations among different Faculties and with industry partners.

The Department is part of a flourishing research environment where cross-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged. The Department is closely associated with the Institute for Comparative Genomics and the affiliated Integrated Microbiome Resource, the Cardiovascular Research Group, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, the Atlantic Research Centre, and the Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and Vaccinology Research Cluster. Program development will be facilitated by dedicated lab space, start-up funds and state-of-the-art core facilities that include biological mass spectrometry (proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics), transcriptomic platforms, imaging platforms (microscopy and small animal imaging), multiplexed flow cytometry, NMR spectroscopy, human tissue biobanks, small animal and zebrafish facilities. Translational research programs will benefit from connections to the near-by QEII Health Sciences Centre and IWK Health Centre.

Applicants should submit a Curriculum vitae, a two-page statement outlining their proposed research program (highlighting the potential for attracting research funding from public and private sectors), a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a one-page statement of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and the names of three referees. References will be contacted if the candidate is invited for in-person interview.

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the largest city in Atlantic Canada that has the ocean at its doorsteps, a thriving downtown core, and many historical landmarks.

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

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, this position is designated to applicants who self-identify as women. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians) and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

Close Date: June 30, 2024
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