Academic Vacancy 800-054-13

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-054-13)
Posted: September 25, 2013.

Departments of Immunology and Medical Microbiology
Position start date: January 1, 2014 or as soon as possible therafter
Closing date for applications: November 8, 2013 and will continue till position is filled
Position number: 14263
Rank: Associate/ or Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

Endowed Research Chair in Immunology of Infectious Diseases
GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease Research
Departments of Immunology and Medical Microbiology
University of Manitoba


The University of Manitoba is conducting a search for a University Research Chair in Immunology of Infectious Diseases. The successful candidate should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Professor with an anticipated starting date of January 1, 2014 or as soon thereafter. Position Number: 14263.

The successful candidate must be a PhD and/or Clinician Scientist (MD) with the appropriate expertise and track record in research, and with a well-established research program related to the Immunology of Infectious Diseases with special interest and a proven track record in vaccine and immunization research. MD candidates must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Chair will be cross appointed to the Departments of Immunology and Medical Microbiology and if appropriate to the most relevant clinical department. Requirements for research infrastructure would be negotiated prior to the successful candidate’s arrival.

The Endowed Chair holder will be appointed for a term of 5 years, renewable after an appropriate successful review.

The successful candidate will occupy an endowed Chair known as the GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Immunology of Infectious Diseases Research, University of Manitoba. In this position the incumbent will provide leadership for our evolving research programs into the vital area of vaccination and immunization against infectious diseases. The incumbent is expected to promote and advance multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary and collaborative studies linking basic science and clinical (Adult and/or Paediatric) research within the disciplines of infectious disease. The successful candidate will occupy office and laboratory space within either the Department of Immunology on the 4th floor of the Apotex Centre or the Department of Medical Microbiology including the Biosafety Level 3 facilities at the Department of Medical Microbiology site on the 5th floor of the Basic Medical Science Building, as well as collaborate with fellow scientists at the National Microbiology Laboratory, the Public Health Agency Canada and other International Infectious Disease Research Collaborations. The Department of Immunology consists of 31 full-time and cross-appointed academic basic and clinical research scientists. The Department of Medical Microbiology is comprised of 101 academic members including both basic and clinician scientists.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
and a brief 2-page research prospectus to:

Peter Nickerson, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Associate Dean (Research), Faulty of Medicine
c/o Room A108 Chown Building
753 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3E 0T5


Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

CLOSING DATE: November 8, 2013 (Position will remain open until filled).

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.