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         Tenure Track Position in Developmental Biology, Cumming School of Medicine

            Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics

The Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute ( invite applications for a full-time tenure track academic position at the Assistant Professor level.

 The ideal candidate will be a developmental biologist or a complex trait geneticist who studies the developmental genomics of the nervous system that are manifest in birth outcomes or in childhood disease.  This recruitment is part of the Cumming School of Medicine Precision Medicine Strategy. The successful candidate will join the Genes, Development and Health theme within the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. This is a strong multidisciplinary group that studies the developmental biology and molecular genetics of disease by integrating model organisms, advanced imaging, genomics, human genetics computational biology and bioinformatics.

Essential qualifications include a PhD, and/or MD, a record of high-impact publication, evidence of scholarly independence, ability to articulate a strong and innovative research program, and fit with the existing research strengths of the group. The position will entail 75% protected time for research, and the expectation to contribute to undergraduate and graduate level teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent, externally-funded research program within a highly collaborative, and forward thinking environment.

More details of this unique opportunity can found in the attached document at: Faculty position in Developmental Biology

Interested candidates should submit by email, by January 31, 2017, a single PDF file containing: a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, to:

Dr. Benedikt Hallgrimsson
Professor and Head
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1


The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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