The Genes & Development Research Group (GDRG) and the Department of
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology invite applications for a full-time
academic position as a Developmental Biologist using molecular genetic
approaches in a model organism system. This position offers an
excellent opportunity to develop an independent research program within
a dynamic, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. While
duties include some teaching and graduate student supervision, at least
75% of time will be protected for research. Current strengths of the
GDRG include molecular, genetic and neurobiological approaches to the
study of the development of C. elegans, Drosophila, Xenopus, chick and
mouse. For more information about the research interests of the GDRG
members, see http://www.ucalgary.ca/gdrg/.
The GDRG and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology are part of
the rapidly growing Faculty of Medicine, which is in the process of
building a major new research facility. Calgary is a vibrant,
multicultural city (population ~1,000,000) near the Rocky Mountains,
Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
Qualifications include a PhD and/or MD, at least two years of
postdoctoral experience and a proven record of research excellence in
developmental biology. The selected candidate is expected to compete
successfully for salary support and establishment funding from the
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and/or the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research. We anticipate generous start up funds
will be available to a qualified candidate.
Please submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and
reprints of two recent publications, and arrange to have three letters
of reference sent directly, by November 29, 2002 to:
Dr. Samuel Weiss, Chair
Genes & Development Research Group
Faculty of Medicine
3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
email: weiss at ucalgary.ca
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be
given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The
University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.