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Human Genetics Research Scientist Job - Canada

Research Scientist - Human Genetics
The Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, in affiliation with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child & Maternal Health invites applications for a full-time position at the Assistant Professor level for a researcher who addresses human genetic problems using human, model organism or other innovative experimental approaches.  Qualifications include a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, and a proven record of research excellence.
This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a vigorous and independent externally-funded research program within a dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. Emphasis will be placed on research excellence and the ability to participate collaboratively with the current group. The position provides 75% of time protected for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package are available. The candidate will be expected to apply for extramural support from national/provincial agencies to sustain their research program.
The successful candidate will occupy laboratory space in proximity to researchers using various model organisms, including C. elegans, D. melanogaster, D. rerio and M. musculus, to study organ development, cellular fate determination and genetic disease among other interests.  Collaboration with a strong clinical genetic unit and innovative diagnostic genetic laboratories provides access to a rich repository of patient materials.  The Department, Institute and Faculty are also home to a number of excellent core research facilities, including leading edge microscopy, proteomics and nucleic acid, including next-generation sequencing infrastructure. Please visit our websites at http://www.ucalgary.ca/medicalgenetics.ca and http://www.ucalgary.ca/research4kids/ for more information.
Calgary, Canada’s fastest growing major city, is vibrant and multicultural with a population of more than 1,000,000. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary offers great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and reprints of the five most relevant publications and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to:
Dr. Judy Chernos
Interim Head of Medical Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
Email: judy.chernos@albertahealthservices.ca
The review of applications will begin on 9 January 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.