Systems Biology: Neurobiology

Institution/Company

University of Toronto

Job Description

Systems Biology: Neurobiology - University of Toronto

The new Department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be appointed at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Systems Biology - Neurobiology to begin July 1, 2008.

We particularly encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated excellence in addressing fundamental questions in neurobiology using high-throughput approaches or gene/protein network analyses with bioinformatics, genomic, proteomic, electrophysiological, or imaging tools. Our vision is to advance Systems-wide analyses in Neurobiology which complement existing strengths in the department (www.csb.utoronto.ca).

Candidates should have at least two years of research experience beyond their doctoral degree. In addition to pursuing a vigorous, internationally recognized research program, the successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the molecular life sciences. She or he would also be expected to network with researchers across campus to take advantage of the extensive resources in Systems Biology at the University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions. A generous start-up package will be provided. Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.

Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below. In addition, applicants should forward their curriculum vitae, copies of significant publications, and statements of research and teaching interests to the Chair, Systems Biology Search Committee, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada by January 31, 2008. Inquiries should be directed to Les Buck at buckl@zoo.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.