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Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Tuberculosis and Other Highly Infectious Respiratory Pathogens - University of Calgary

Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Tuberculosis and Other Highly Infectious Respiratory Pathogens
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Posted: January 13, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, through partnership with the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Tuberculosis and other highly infectious respiratory pathogens. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor and will be nominated for a CRC Tier II Chair.

The applicant will be recruited to the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases and will align with priorities of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. The successful applicant is expected to develop an independent research program within a multidisciplinary research environment, will have a strong biomedical background and whose research interests and expertise complement existing strengths in the Department, Snyder Institute and allied groups within the Cumming School of Medicine. Criteria for evaluation will include the extent to which the applicant’s publications have had a high impact in the field and by which they have influenced subsequent publications. Prior success in obtaining research grants and personal support will be considered. The potential to develop an independent research laboratory with a training program of high impact will be crucial. The successful applicant will be, in the opinion of the search and selection committee, the most likely to succeed in their research program and would have 75% of time protected for research. The successful recruit is expected to take advantage of a newly certified CL3 laboratory.

The selected candidate will be expected to be committed to undergraduate education and teaching at the graduate level. Experience with lecturing and innovative educational approaches, course development and coordination, and a demonstrated record of contribution to undergraduate teaching is required. Successful applicants will also be expected to make contributions to areas of service.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications include a PhD, MD or equivalent and postdoctoral fellowship experiences. The preferred applicant will have an established track record of excellence in research leading to a better understanding of Tuberculosis or other highly infectious (Containment Level 3 (CL3)) respiratory pathogens as it relates to host-pathogen interactions, immune-pathological mechanisms of health and disease, or novel immunotherapeutic approaches. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have evidence of a track record of first or corresponding author publications in high impact journals. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must present evidence of a strong publication record, as well as a demonstrated ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of an ability to collaborate, potential to lead a research team and obtain CIHR grant support and effectiveness in teaching at the University level.

Additional Information

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link via the University of Calgary Careers site. Please be aware the application process allows for only four attachments. Your attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents ):
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
• Statement of research interests and a description of a proposed 5-year research plan for the Chair
View full posting and apply: https://medicine.careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5910872-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-tuberculosis-and-other-highly-infectious-respiratory-pathogens-department-of-microbiology-immunology-and-infectious-diseases-cumming-school-of-medicine

Contact Information

Dr. Christopher H. Mody, MD FRCPC, FCAHS
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
C/O Marcy Brett (mbrett@ucalgary.ca)

Employer Profile

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