Tenure Track Position in Developmental Biology – University of Calgary

Tenure Track Position in Developmental Biology

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

Cumming School of Medicine

The Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca) 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.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

More details of this unique opportunity can be found at: https://www.ucalgary.ca/cba/files/cba/faculty-position-in-developmental-biology.pdf

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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