Computation Biologist, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge UK
£31,033 to £39,142 per annum plus excellent benefits, 4 years fixed-term
Closing date: 2nd October 2016
The Parasite Genomics team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute uses large-scale sequencing approaches to study parasitic diseases of global importance, with a particular emphasis on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
The international Flatworm Functional Genomics Initiative (FUGI) comprises eight laboratories, funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, to develop game-changing research tools for the study and manipulation of parasitic flatworm species responsible for the devastating neglected diseases echinococcosis (hydatid disease) and schistosomiasis (bilharzia). FUGI proposes to characterise the stem cell systems of these organisms, develop reverse genetic toolkits and to establish immortal cell lines.
We are looking for a talented Biologist or Bioinformatician to join us and our FUGI partners. You will work on a range of data integration and community engagement activities within FUGI, including data-mining polyomics datasets and the literature for insights relevant to the consortium. In addition, you will work alongside other bioinformaticians to populate community data resources (www.genedb.org & parasite.wormbase.org) from the datasets that FUGI produces.
The full job description and application forms are available via: https://jobs.sanger.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=1764&p_web_page_id=277064
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
University of Alberta
Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant/Associate Professor in Parasitology
Closing Date - Nov 25, 2016
We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Parasitology. We are interested in applications from excellent candidates who study any aspect of parasitology. Use of empirical and/or theoretical approaches in the field or the lab are all welcomed. The successful candidate must have a PhD and a proven record of leading-edge research, as well as demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
The Department of Biological Sciences (https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences) is one of the largest in North America, with 65 faculty members and 250 graduate students. This concentration of biologists offers a collegial environment for collaboration among ecologists, mathematical biologists, organismal biologists, molecular biologists, physiologists, and evolutionary biologists. Exceptional infrastructure supported by both the Department and the Faculty of Science, includes field stations (e.g. Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre), plant growth facilities, museums, and access to service units in chemical instrumentation, molecular biology, plant/soil analysis, and microscopy. Members of Biological Sciences benefit from interdisciplinary connections with members of many other departments in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Sciences, and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a vibrant, forward-looking Department through teaching in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes; building upon their expertise to develop an independent, original, externally funded research programme that includes the ability to recruit and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and contributing to a collegial environment through service.
Applicants must hold a PhD in the biological sciences or a related field. Candidates with postdoctoral experience, as well as prior experience in teaching and mentorship, will be given hiring priority. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record demonstrating exceptional research expertise in parasitology and show the ability or potential to obtain external funding from different programmes or sources to develop a strong research programme. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in parasitology at a diversity of levels.
Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and reprints of their three most significant publications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to email@example.com.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9
The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2017.
To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.
Interested applicants may apply to:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.