MITACS Accelerate Postdoctoral Internship
Department of Biology- Laurentian University

Posted: December 31, 2018

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral internship supported by funding from MITACS. The intern will be working on aptamer technology for the detection of certain metabolites. The work will be supervised by Dr. Mazen Saleh and an industrial partner. The intern will be expected to spend at least 50% of the time in the laboratory of Dr. Mazen Saleh and the rest at the industrial partner’s site.

Responsibilities: The candidate will be expected to lead the project and be responsible for all aspects of the experimental and administrative components. The candidate will carry out experimental design and perform experiments to identify an appropriate aptamer reagent for the detection a metabolite. The candidate will also be responsible for ordering reagents, gather and analyse data, write protocols, manuscripts, grant applications, and related administrative duties.

Internship: 3 units ($10,000 per unit).

Requirements: Applicants should have strong expertise in any of the following areas: molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry. Specific expertise in spectroscopy and DNA work is an asset.

Timeline: The position is available immediately but the start date is flexible. Preference is given to applicant who recently graduated their Ph.D.

Applications must be submitted by December 5, 2018. Please send your CV and cover letter to msaleh@laurentian.ca.


Tenure-stream Appointment at the Rank of Assistant Professor in the Area of Comparative Animal Physiology.

Posted: December 31st, 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Comparative Animal Physiology. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a PhD in zoology, physiology, or a related field, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. We seek a candidate studying animal morphology, physiology, and behaviour in an explicitly ecological and/or evolutionary context. The successful candidates’ research and teaching interests will complement existing strengths in the Department, which include animal energetics and metabolism, the neurobiology and physiology of stress, integrative behaviour, biodiversity, and conservation.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804667&tz=GMT-05%3A00 . Applications must include:

  • a CV,
  • a cover letter,
  • a statement of research,
  • three representative publications,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above

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Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referee to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca .

All materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 14, 2019.

For More Information:Tenure-stream Appointment at the Rank of Assistant Professor in the Area of Comparative Animal Physiology (PDF)


Tenure-stream Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Area of Computational Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics
University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Biological Sciences

Posted: December 29, 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the area of Computational Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a PhD in biological or computational sciences, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804962&tz=GMT. Applications must include:

  • a cover letter,
  • a CV,
  • a statement of research,
  • three representative publications,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy,
  • and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 14, 2019.

For More Information: Tenure-stream Appointment in the Area of Computational Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics (PDF)

Tenure-stream Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Area of Computational Genomics and Epigenomics.
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Department of Biological Sciences

Posted: December 29, 2018

Candidates must have a PhD in biological or computational sciences, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience relevant to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of excellence in research, as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to graduate student training and supervision. A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities documented in the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (including performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1805003&tz=GMT-05%3A00. Applications must include:

  • a CV,
  • a cover letter,
  • a statement of research,
  • three representative publications,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy,
  • and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching related activities as listed above.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also arrange that letters of reference (on letterhead, signed and scanned) from at least three referees familiar with the candidate’s research and teaching be emailed directly by the referees to: biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Applications lacking reference letters will not be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email biologygeneral@utsc.utoronto.ca.

All application materials including reference letters must be received by January 14, 2019.

For More Information:Tenure-stream Appointment in the Area of Computational Genomics and Epigenomics (PDF)


Lecturer, International, in Water Science, Definite Term, Departments of Biology and Earth and Environmental Science, University of Waterloo

Posted: December 10, 2018

The Department of Biology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a full-time definite term Lecturer position in Water Science. The successful candidate will teach five lecture courses per year in Biology (e.g., Ecology, Diversity of Life) and Earth and Environmental Science (e.g., Hydrology, Introductory Earth and Environmental Science). This position will support a joint program with the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan, China, requiring the successful candidate to teach several of the courses in Wuhan (in English) for part of each year. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will have a substantial role in advising students and in further developing the Water Science undergraduate program, which is a joint program of the Biology and Earth and Environmental Science departments. Details concerning the Water Science program may be found at:http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/page/SCI-Honours-Env-Sci-Water-Sci-Specialization

While the appointment will be made initially for a three-year term, this position fills a critical role in the program; it is anticipated that an appointee with outstanding performance will be considered for a permanent appointment as a Continuing Lecturer during a second three-year term.

Applicants should have strong training and demonstrated excellence in Biology or Earth and Environmental Science, but must be willing to develop the expertise to teach in the other area at an introductory level. A relevant doctoral degree is required; postdoctoral experience is desired. They should have established an outstanding teaching record or be able to provide evidence of potential for high-quality teaching at all introductory and intermediate levels within the Water Science undergraduate curriculum. Teaching experience in an international setting or program, while not essential, will be considered an asset.

The salary range of this position at the Lecturer rank is $70,000 to $90,000 for 12 months. Anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019.

The closing date for complete applications is 11 January 2019. Application packages, which should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document, should include a brief cover letter, full curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (up to 5 pages), and the names and full contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Hugh Broders, Chair,
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo,ON,Canada
Email: biochair@uwaterloo.ca

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Dr. Hugh Broders, email: biochair@uwaterloo.ca.

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Tenure-track position in Model Organism Genetics - Assistant Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences

Posted:October 29, 2018

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Model Organism Genetics. Candidates with an excellent publication record and research expertise with genetically tractable eukaryotic model organisms (e.g., yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, zebrafish) and a strong interest in undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who study any aspects of cell, developmental, or molecular biology, and use diverse experimental approaches that integrate well with existing areas of Departmental expertise in model organism genetics specifically, and molecular and cellular biology broadly.

Applicants must hold a PhD in biological sciences or a related field and have a proven track record of leading-edge research. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme. The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest in North America, with over 60 faculty members and 250 graduate students. Exceptional infrastructure includes core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics and genomics. The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations.

Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-3 page research plan, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and reprints of their three most significant publications to modelog@ualberta.ca. Combine these files into a single pdf if possible. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to modelog@ualberta.ca.

All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to

modelog@ualberta.ca: Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: December 7, 2018. The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2019 (open to negotiation).

For More Information: Tenure Track Position in Model Organism Genetics - University of Alberta


Tenure Track Faculty Position at the Assistant Professor Level in the Area of Plant Cell/Developmental Biology
Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty Of Science
Department Of Biology

Posted: 29 October 2018

The Department of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Cell/Developmental Biology beginning July 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.

To be considered, applicants must possess a PhD in Biological Sciences, or a related discipline, with relevant post-doctoral experience in plant biology. The successful candidate will have a record of strong research productivity which demonstrates an ability to develop an independent, externally-funded research program. A commitment to teaching and student success is also critical.

The incumbent will be a plant biologist who uses a diverse set of advanced approaches to study fundamental questions related to plant cell and/or plant developmental biology. Applications are welcome from individuals capable of developing a research program to study any aspect of plant cell/developmental biology (e.g. cell signaling and development, plant-microbe interactions, plant defence mechanisms, organelle biogenesis and dynamics, cell morphogenesis), that has the potential to cross over into applied research areas. Preference will be given to applicants who can complement and build upon the broad foundation of plant biology research conducted by current faculty members of the department.

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position and fit with Biology at Laurier, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of current and prospective research interests, a two-page statement on teaching philosophy and teaching interests, PDF copies of up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field, and the names of three referees willing to provide a letter of reference. Application packages should be submitted electronically to Dr. Matt Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University ( bioadmin@wlu.ca). Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2018.

For More Information: Tenure Track Faculty Position - Wilfrid Laurier University


Assistant Professor, Plant Systems Biology
York University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
Toronto, ON

Posted: September 13, 2018

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Plant Systems Biology at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Traditional biological research has used reductionist methodologies to investigate and understand the network of genes, proteins, and metabolites within a cell and with the cell’s external environment. Systems biology is the new and emerging field that takes a holistic approach integrating “omic” research (genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, lipidomic, etc.) with computational and mathematical modeling to explore the complex interaction of biological processes at a cellular, tissue or organismal level. The successful candidate will have research experience and expertise in the fields of plant molecular biology, cell biology or physiology coupled with using bioinformatic techniques on large data sets.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1, 2018. For more information: Assistant Professor, Plant Systems Biology (PDF)