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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interactions - Dalhousie University

Province: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Position: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interactions
Deadline: October 21, 2017
Posted: September 8, 2017

Job Description / Duties

The Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure stream position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Human Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interactions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will join a productive and highly interactive community of fundamental and clinician scientists studying immune responses to viral and bacterial pathogens.

The candidate will be expected to develop a collaborative research program that complements ongoing infection, immunity, inflammation, and vaccine research at Dalhousie and affiliated Heath Centres (e.g. Canadian Centre for Vaccinology http://centerforvaccinology.ca/ and Dalhousie Human Immunology and Inflammation Group https://medicine.dal.ca/research/reach.html ). Applicants from a broad range of disciplines with experience using fundamental, clinical and/or in silico approaches are encouraged to apply. Evidence of effective participation in multidisciplinary research teams, participation in trainee supervision, and the potential to engage with multiple affiliates will be an asset. The candidate should also be able to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching related to their area(s) of expertise.

The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. The program’s Terms of Reference for qualifications are online at www.chairs.gc.ca. Appointment to this CRC position is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD degree or equivalent and a strong record of innovative research investigating fundamental and/or applied aspects of human immunology and/or host pathogens interactions.

A complete application must include a Curriculum Vitae, a 2-page research statement, a 1-page description of teaching philosophy and experience, and a completed self-identification questionnaire (available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid). Three letters of reference should also be sent under separate cover directly to Dr. Jean Marshall c/o Michelle Sampson, Administrator, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University.

Additional Information

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Contact Information

Dr. Jean Marshall c/o Michelle Sampson, Administrator, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS Canada B3H 4R2. Please submit your complete application by October 21st 2017 to E-mail: ml.sampson@dal.ca.

Employer Profile

Dalhousie University is a top-tier Canadian research institution celebrating its 200th Anniversary in 2018 and is the leading research and healthcare centre for Atlantic Canada. Located in the vibrant ocean-side city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the city and surrounding area provide excellent schools, sports and cultural facilities, and outdoor activities that enhance quality of life and work-life balance.