UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
FACULTY OF MEDICINE POSITIONS FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Position # 03599 and #08499
The Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba is developing a new priority program in Regenerative Medicine. We have secured six tenure-track faculty positions and have developed 18,000 sq. ft. of new state of the art research space for this program. Stem cell research at both the basic and clinical levels has been identified as the major component of this program. Departmental affiliation will be at the choice of the incumbent. The University of Manitoba is seeking applications and nominations for a CRC Tier 2 Chair established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian university to foster world-class research excellence. The University’s Strategic Research Plan includes a Tier 2 Chair in the Faculty of Medicine in the area of regenerative medicine.
We are inviting applications for two exciting opportunities in Regenerative Medicine: one Canada Research Chair (Tier 2); and one Tenure Track Assistant Professor.
CRC Tier 2:
Candidates must be established scholars with demonstrated potential of becoming world leaders in their research area. They should have a strong commitment toward interdisciplinary research and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. A PhD and/or MD with several years experience in stem cell research is required. The appointment will be tenure-track at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with limited teaching responsibilities. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Please see http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca for further information.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor:
Scientists who have completed their postdoctoral training or from recently established scientists who have developed an ongoing research program are invited to apply. The candidate must have a PhD and/or MD with strong demonstrated expertise in stem cell research. The new recruits are expected to teach in, and to develop a rigorous and independently-funded research program in Regenerative Medicine.
We are especially interested in individuals whose work is focused on stem cell biology with relevance to cardio-vascular or other human diseases, tissue remodeling and/or a clinician scientist with a strong translational component. Our program is dedicated to the understanding of how stem cells work, how they are regulated, how they differentiate, and how these processes may be controlled in health and disease. The salary and the rank of each incumbent will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Regenerative Medicine Program is located at the centre of the Health Sciences Centre campus and hospitals. Successful candidates will have access to expertise in core technologies such as gene targeting, high throughput screening, cell sorting, animal modeling and functional assay systems including (1) cell sorting to purify stem cells for genetic or biochemical analysis, or for clinical trials, (2) gene targeting to genetically alter stem cell populations or to mark stem cells for tracking in the body, (3) RNA interference technology to test the effect of specific genes in stem cell replication and differentiation, (4) animal modeling to create mice or larger animals for pre-clinical testing including animal pathology services to evaluate the results of pre-clinical testing, (5) state-of-the-art cell and animal imaging facilities including functional imaging, (6) high-throughput screening for small molecules that might influence stem cell behavior or that may activate stem cells in vivo.
Winnipeg has a strong health research focus. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, professional sports and ethnic festivals. The region provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.winnipeg.ca.
The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Candidates are to forward further enquiries or a letter of application together with curriculum vitae, supportive information, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information of three referees to:
Dr. Geoff Hicks, Director, Regenerative Medicine Program
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
ON5029, 675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
Tel: (204) 787-8933
Fax: (204) 787-2133
Selection process begins May 18, 2012 and will remain open until filled.
Anticipated start date is September 4, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.