The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Pathogenomics (Prokaryotes) and Disease Informatics, at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
This position will support the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) Food from Thought research program. The goal of Food from Thought is to exponentially increase our ability to leverage big data for the benefit of food production and biodiversity at global, landscape and micro scales of research and innovation through strong multidisciplinary research. The successful candidate will directly support the Food from Thought initiative to integrate and strengthen the University’s data management and analysis capabilities across our facilities and our partners, which will enhance our ability to incubate faculty and student innovations.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in disciplines related to animal health and disease research, emphasizing prokaryotic pathogens, with extensive expertise and experience in applications of big data (including but not limited to transcriptomics, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics data) to decipher host-microbe relationships. Holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in addition to a PhD and relevant post-doctoral experience will be an asset.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong independent research program at the interface of computational science and disease, and focused on finding solutions, using big data, for control of infectious disease and improving health and welfare in food producing animals. Applicants who have demonstrated a one health approach to addressing research questions are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other members of the Department of Pathobiology, faculty of the Ontario Veterinary College, as well as other faculty across the University of Guelph, especially those who will be hired as part of the Food from Thought initiative and those in our growing bioinformatics program.
The Department of Pathobiology has recognized strengths in mammalian and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases, and immunology. The Department, together with the Animal Health Laboratory, has a new state-of-the-art 13,000 square meter building housing well-equipped modern research and diagnostic laboratories. The College has a large veterinary teaching hospital (Health Sciences Centre) and the newly created Animal Cancer Centre and the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. In addition, researchers have access to nearby research stations suitable for conducting studies in a variety of domestic animals and on-campus housing for laboratory animals. For information on the Department or Pathobiology please visit: http://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology.
The University of Guelph is a comprehensive university, consistently ranked highly among comparable Canadian institutions. Five other universities, including 3 with medical schools, are within an hour of Guelph. The city of Guelph is a vibrant community of about 125,000 people, located in southern Ontario’s technology triangle, approximately one hour west of Toronto. Known for being a progressive university town, it has a rich architectural heritage, an active cultural and music community, and numerous rivers with parks and conservation areas within a small radius. It was ranked first on MSN’s report on Canada’s next most livable cities, and named Canada’s safest city by Statistics Canada. Its location in southwestern Ontario provides easy access to the major metropolis of Toronto and all that the Great Lakes have to offer. For more complete information about the city please refer to the City’s web site at www.guelph.ca.
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Salary and rank are negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2018 or until the position is filled. Please send a complete curriculum vitae and three references to:
Dr. Shayan Sharif, Interim Chair
Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.