Seeking Tier 2 CRC in Viral Pathogenesis

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities, seeks applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Viral Pathogenesis. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, the candidate will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated research creativity, and the potential to achieve international recognition in the field of Viral Pathogenesis within the next five to ten years.

The Candidate must propose an original and innovative research program of high quality which would attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers. The successful applicant will hold a PhD, M.D, DDS or equivalent, and will be a tenure track appointment at the position of Assistant Professor or at an Associate Professor level if qualifications and experience warrant.

The appointment will be made to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, with the opportunity for a cross-appointment into an appropriate Clinical Department. The candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The Tier 2 CRC will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, research program. The position will have excellent opportunity to collaborate with other CRC’s and strong researchers within the School and its affiliated research institutes. Priority will be given to candidates with research interests and expertise in Viral Pathogenesis including virus-mediated immune modulation and vaccines, and those who use a functional genomics approaches to explore virus-host relationships, which will complement existing areas of research strength within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and an initiative on Functional
Genomics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

With full time enrollment of about 34,000, The University of Western Ontario graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca and/or at www.uwo.ca. Western’s Recruitment & Retention
Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Please send a detailed Curriculum Vitae, a brief description of current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, copies of representative publication, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Victor Han
Associate Dean, Research
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3730-2, Clinical Skills Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario CANADA
N6A 5C1

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after February 19, 2009.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes
applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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