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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Quantum Information Science (Perimeter Institute)
Faculty Position in Oncology Data Science (Québec-Laval)
Postdoc Position in Radio Polarimetry (University of Toronto)
Research Associate Position in Respiratory Medicine (Vancouver)
Postdoc Positions at Perimeter Institute
Postdoc Position at the University of New Brunswick
Postdoc Research Associate Position in Adult Language Processing (Vancouver)
Postdoc Position in Gene Therapy and Blood Research (Vancouver)
Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods at the University of Windsor (2 positions)
Aspect Biosystems (multiple positions)
AbCellera (multiple positions)
BC Genome Science Centre (multiple positions)


October 13, 2020. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Quantum Matter and Quantum Information Science at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is inviting applications for tenure-track Faculty positions in Quantum Matter and Quantum Information Science. For more information please visit our website.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2020; however, applications will be considered until the positions are filled.


October 5, 2020. Faculty Position in Oncology Data Science at the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval.

The Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (axe Oncologie) is seeking faculty candidates for an assistant professor position at the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval. Candidates must be conducting or aiming to develop innovative and interdisciplinary research program focusing on solving important problems in cancer biology, prevention and treatment with a major emphasis on bioinformatics, data science, and/or machine learning. The new faculty will have the opportunity to join established research groups including the Centre de recherche sur le cancer de l’Université Laval (CRC), the Centre de recherche en données massives (CRDM) as well as the Institut intelligence et données (IID). In the last years, our institution benefited from significant investments including a new state-of-the-art Tier 3 data/computing center, led by a dedicated IT team (VALERIA) which manages our institutional data lake. We also benefit from a data-driven research platform (PULSAR), allowing researchers to share, reuse, link and increase the visibility of their data in compliance with the FAIR principles. Therefore, the new faculty will have access to a cutting-edge data research infrastructure providing easy access, flexibility and reliability for data-driven research projects.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study, postdoctoral or comparable experience, a demonstrated record of research excellence and should have made important contributions to their field. Preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding record conducting team science and collaborative research.

Salary support and start-up funds are available starting in the first half of 2022. High profile candidates will have the opportunity to apply for Canada Research Chairs.

Applications, including a summary of proposed research program (3 pages), a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent before November 1st 2020 to the recruitment committee (recrutement.axe-oncologie@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca).

About Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Our vision: innovate to prevent and treat
In a world where healthcare needs are constantly and rapidly rising, and where scientific innovation, technological development and artificial intelligence hold the lion’s share of society’s collective wealth, the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CRCHUQc-UL) already stands out due to the quality and originality of its different teams of researchers in basic as well as translational, clinical, epidemiological and populational research. In an environment that is constantly evolving and faced with the growing complexity of acquiring knowledge and new technology, researchers must show more solidarity and exploit all available resources regarding their respective scientific competencies, as well as the various methods of funding. To maintain its remarkable momentum, our research center must not only continue to advance in each of the axes where it has made its mark, but also promote collaboration between these axes and the dissemination of findings that have made the reputation of its researchers. Join the CRCHUQc-UL and become part of the largest French-speaking health research centre in North America.
About axe Oncologie

Our vision: implement precision oncology as a standard of care
The mission of axe Oncologie of CRCHUQc-UL is to bring clarity and resolution to complex scientific problems related to cancer, for the benefit of patients and society. Meeting this challenge is made possible thanks to our diverse and multidisciplinary research expertise that span the entire spectrum of health sciences. This includes basic research in cellular and molecular biology and medical physics, clinical research, as well as physical and psychosocial health care and public health interventions. The research programs pursued within the division are grouped into three themes: 1) Biology, etiology and prevention, 2) Screening, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, 3) Survival, quality of life and health services.


October 5, 2020. Postdoctoral Position in Radio Polarimetry at the University of Toronto.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16692

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 16th, 2020

Email Address for Inquiries: bryan.gaensler@utoronto.ca

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on scientific and technical problems related to the Polarization Sky Survey of the Universe’s Magnetism (“POSSUM”), a wide-field radio polarization and Faraday rotation survey about to commence on the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

The appointee is expected to contribute to the success of the POSSUM project via the development of relevant software, data processing and catalog products, working under the supervision of Prof Bryan Gaensler. Applicants will also be encouraged to conduct independent research in areas relevant to POSSUM and other related polarization surveys. People with skills in software pipelines, source finding, large astronomical surveys/catalogs and radio polarization are all encouraged to apply.Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Gaensler for additional information on the position and on the POSSUM survey before submitting their application.

The Dunlap Institute pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, alongside a substantive commitment to outreach and training. The Dunlap Institute is co-located with and has strong ties to the University of Toronto’s David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DADDAA) and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). These three units together host more than 150 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observations, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2016 (career interruptions or other extenuating circumstances will be accommodated, and should be noted in the cover letter). The other selection criteria for this position are demonstrated experience in processing of large astronomical surveys, pipelines or catalogs; and evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication.  Additional desirable but not essential criteria are: prior expertise in radio polarimetry or interferometry; and a demonstrated ability to supervise research students. The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of further extensions. The position comes with an annual starting salary of CAD $66,330 plus generous benefits, an annual research allowance, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. Subject to immigration regulations, the successful candidate will be given the option to take up the position as a part-time appointment (such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application).

The nominal starting date for the position is September 1, 2021. All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline by November 16, 2020. Applicants should submit (in PDF format): a cover letter explicitly addressing the above selection criteria; a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a one-page summary of future research interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers by November 16, 2020.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

To apply online, please go to:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16692


September 30, 2020. Research Associate Position at UBC Respiratory Medicine Department (Legacy for Airway Health).

The Legacy for Airway Health (LAH) is an exciting new initiative focused on accelerating the generation and translation of knowledge to inform improvements in care of populations at risk for and living with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Based at the Vancouver General Hospital, but with broad partnerships, LAH leverages already well established and globally respected clinical research and care programs at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), its affiliated hospitals, and the University of British Columbia (UBC). Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), VGH&UBC Hospital Foundation, and the VGH and UBC Divisions of Respiratory Medicine are key partners of LAH and provide overall leadership.

We are seeking a Research Associate (RA) to join our expanding team for research. The RA will contribute critically to LAH’s ambitious and innovative translational research and implementation agenda that will transform complex data into meaningful and personalized approaches to truly change the course of asthma and COPD in our community and beyond. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal. Start date is expected to be August 1, 2020. The position will report to the Scientific Director and will be based at the VGH campus of UBC.

The RA will undertake and support research activities related to the LAH objectives on the care and quality of life of people living with asthma and COPD. The individual will work largely independently but within a team comprised of patients, researchers, a knowledge translation specialist and other partners.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
– Performing environmental scans and developing maps of assets (resources) for the care of asthma and COPD locally
and provincially.
– Being current on emerging interventions and models of care for asthma and COPD.
– Performing literature and systematic reviews relevant to above-noted goals.
– Facilitating the development of scope and strategies for research registries.
– Developing reports and manuscripts for publication.
– Preparing and delivering presentations for research meetings.
– Liaising between LAH and external researchers and staff.
– Coordinating and developing grant applications.
– Preparing background documents for stakeholder meetings.
– Participating in stakeholder engagement meetings.
– Coordinating research activities and chairing and co-chairing research team meetings.
– Providing other support as required to LAH researchers and team.

Requirements:
1. Ph.D. in a health-related field
2. Experience in clinical research, health care registries and/or data analytics
3. At least 2 years of post-doctoral research experience and commensurate publication
4. Passion for impact-focused research
5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
7. Ability to prepare reports and presentations for diverse audiences
8. Experience with manuscript writing
9. Experience in developing grant applications
10. Excellent interpersonal skills
11. Ability to work independently and in a team setting
12. Excellent problem-solving skills
13. Strong work ethic, high degree of initiative and self-motivation
14. Thrives in dynamic, high pressure environments
15. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
16. Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders

Please forward your application that includes a cover letter and a CV to phalgun.joshi@VCH.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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


September 18, 2020. Postdoctoral Research Position at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate. We welcome all candidates to apply by November 9, 2020 but applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

For more information please visit our website.


August 10th, 2020. Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at the University of New Brunswick

Applications of Passive Acoustic Monitoring from Gliders for Dynamic Management of Whale-Vessel Strike Risk

The Davies Lab at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Canada, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship commencing as early as November 1, 2020.  Research in our lab is highly interdisciplinary, bridging oceanography, ecology and applied conservation science.  Our lab is partnering with Transport Canada to study the application of autonomous underwater gliders equipped with real-time passive acoustic monitoring devices to monitor baleen whales, especially North Atlantic right whales, in shipping lanes, as well as study the performance of this system to trigger dynamic management protocols.  We are seeking a Fellow with background, expertise and/or interest in marine bioacoustics, numerical or statistical modeling and autonomous technologies to work with the Davies Lab on this project.   The Fellow will undertake analyses of field data collected in 2019 and 2020 in two pilot field experiments and develop publications from these existing datasets.  Analyses may include examining statistical associations between whale acoustic detections and environmental covariates, and numerical modeling of sound propagation under variable environmental noise conditions. The Fellow will also participate in the design and implementation of additional field deployments in 2021 and potentially beyond, and analyze the resulting data.   The Fellow will have the opportunity to learn real-time acoustic monitoring tools and techniques, glider technologies, and cetacean management strategies.  They will also have the opportunity to work with several partners in government, NGO and academic communities and contribute directly to the conservation and recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

This position is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have completed their PhD within the last 5 years.  The Davies Lab and the University of New Brunswick are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion;  all persons with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to candidates who belong to underrepresented groups.  The University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is located on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. The Department of Biological Sciences at UNBSJ is a collegial and research-intensive group with a particular strength in marine biology. Saint John is a vibrant port city with a historical core, great nightlife and restaurants, and access to wilderness and the ocean on its doorstep. This is a grant-paid 12-month position with a competitive salary and the possibility of extension up to 2 additional years depending on performance and continuation of funding.  Please send a brief (1-page) description of your background and interests as they relate to the position, a CV, and contact information for 3 references to kim.davies@unb.ca.   Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.


July 27, 2020. UBC Postdoctoral Research Associate Position.

Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Small
FTE: 0.5 – 0.8
Salary (Hourly): $37-$40/hour
Duration: one year, with possibility for renewal (starting Fall 2020, or to be negotiated)
Location: School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC Point Grey campus
Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab

https://audiospeech.ubc.ca/research/adult-language-processing-and-disorders-lab/

Research in this lab investigates factors that influence the quality of communication in interactions between persons with dementia and those who provide them with care. Both qualitative and experimental research is conducted to understand the impact of each partners’ behavior on communication outcomes, and to thereby inform interventions to improve communication in everyday activities. Current programs of research focus on facilitating communication for persons with dementia through memory training and through use of communication technologies.

Position Description
The postdoctoral research associate will:

1. Work on current projects investigating
a. the use of communication app technology in long-term residential care    settings;
b. the effectiveness of Spaced Retrieval memory training for persons with
Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia;
c. the effects of verbal and nonverbal behavioural strategies in facilitating
communication with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

2. Develop new research projects related to one or more of the above themes

3. Generate funding proposals for new projects (e.g., CIHR, Alzheimer Society of Canada; industry)

4. Work with and mentor other lab personnel in implementing projects, collecting data, analyzing data, writing manuscripts and grant applications, and coordinating activities, schedules, and meetings.

Qualifications

1) Ph.D. in gerontology, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, computer science, or related areas

2) Preferred previous experience conducting research with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia

3) Preferred previous experience using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

Application Process
Submit CV, list of 3 academic references, cover letter, and sample of publications to Dr. Jeff Small at: jeffs@audiospeech.ubc.ca.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Jeff Small, Associate Professor and Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, 2177 Wesbrook Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z3

https://audiospeech.ubc.ca/


July 24, 2020. UBC Postdoctoral Fellow in Gene Therapy and Blood Research

(Kastrup Lab, Michael Smith Labs).

Seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position at the University of British Columbia, in the areas of gene therapy and platelet biology. The successful applicant will be co-supervised by Christian Kastrup (Michael Smith Labs, https://kastruplab.msl.ubc.ca ) and Eric Jan (Life Sciences Institute, http://www.ubcjanlab.com). This research project is in collaboration with the labs of Dr. Pieter Cullis, Dr. Dana Devine, and with Acuitas Therapeutics, the NanoMedicines Innovation Network, and Canadian and US military partners. The ideal candidate has a background in molecular biology, and experience in platelet biology and/or gene therapy. We are seeking a creative individual who works well independently and as a team, with great interpersonal skills and excellent communication, both written and verbal. The candidate will design and analyze experiments, organize their own workload, keep meticulous records of experiments and data, report on research progress and outcomes openly, review methodologies in response to feedback, and help lead a team of researchers. The ideal candidate is experienced reviewing literature to devise new research directions and to generate creative and novel ideas for new projects, collaborations or techniques.

Project: Enhancing Transfusable Platelets with Genetic and Protein Engineering.

The project will develop technologies to enhance and expand the therapeutic potential of platelets using lipid-based gene therapy, including mRNA and gene editing approaches. This project is funded and aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from severe hemorrhage in austere settings by enhancing transfusable platelets. The candidate will have opportunities to leverage the expertise of the Kastrup Lab, Jan Lab, Devine lab and Cullis Lab in genetic engineering, nanomedicine, platelet biochemistry, precision medicine and transfusion medicine . This project aims to modulate the synthesis and release of protein cargoes from transfusable platelets, through state-of-the-art mRNA and protein transfection and delivery systems, in which our team members are unique experts.

Vancouver is world-renowned for its scenery and quality of living, and the University of British Columbia is a centre of excellence for growing your career in nanomedicine and blood research. The Kastrup laboratory is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories as well as the Centre for Blood Research in Life Sciences Institute. Both the Kastrup and Jan laboratories are part of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.

Qualified applicants will have a PhD in a molecular biology, biochemistry or related field. We also welcome applications from individuals who have a defence date set.

This position is available starting October 1st, 2020 with an initial appointment for one year, renewable up to three.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for competitive fellowship awards. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and awards secured.

Email Christian Kastrup with ‘Kastrup and Jan PDF position’ in the subject line and please include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and contact details for 3 references, to ckastrup@msl.ubc.ca. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


July 15, 2020. Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods at the University of Windsor

has two positions available:

– Multidisciplinary Research Scientist
– Postdoctoral Fellow

The primary goal is to develop human biology-based in vitro platforms for disease modelling and toxicity testing—areas of interest include human stem cell-based disease modelling, cellular and tissue engineering, synthetic biology, in vitro & computational toxicology, and science policy. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in multidisciplinary projects and interact with national and international stakeholders from academic, industry, and regulatory sectors (including Health Canada).

If interested, please send your curriculum vitae with a cover letter, including the reasons for your interest in the Centre and its vision to: ccaaminfo@uwindsor.ca

For more details, please refer to the following:
https://www.uwindsor.ca/ccaam/308/job-posting
https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/490977/multidisciplinary-research-scientist-and-research-postdoctoral-fellow-positions/?LinkSource=PremiumListing%C2%A0


July 1, 2020. Aspect Biosystems

is currently looking to fill multiple positions. For more information, see the clicks below or contact careers@aspectbiosystems.com

Job Title: Biomedical Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As a Biomedical Engineer, you will be part of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on development of life-changing, cell-based implantable tissue therapeutics from discovery-stage through scale up to clinical manufacturing. This role will involve taking significant ownership over the strategic design and fabrication of bioprinted tissue devices that maintain durable, therapeutic function following transplantation by using and adapting Aspect’s microfluidic 3D bioprinting technology. In this exciting role, you will be working closely with a team of cell biologists, biomaterials experts, and engineers, along with senior management, to develop bioprinted tissue therapeutics that could transform the way we treat disease.   For more details please visit us at: https://aspectbiosystems.com/careers/biomedical-engineer

Job Title: Biomaterials Scientist – Tissue Therapeutics
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As a Biomaterials Scientist, you will be valued member of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on the development of cell-based implantable tissue therapeutics from discovery stage through scale up to clinical manufacturing. This role will involve taking significant ownership over the design, generation, and testing of biomaterials customized for bioprinting therapeutic cells in tissue devices optimized for transplantation. By working closely with our team of scientists and engineers, along with senior management, you will play a central role in the development of material strategy solutions for bioprinted tissue therapeutics.  For more details please visit us at: https://aspectbiosystems.com/careers/biomaterials-scientist-r-d

Job Title: Biomaterials Scientist – Product Development
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As Biomaterials Scientist, you will be part of Aspect’s product development team, conceiving and developing new biomaterial products with a focus on quality, printability and biological function. You will take significant ownership over the product development process by collaborating with R&D and product management teams to create and characterize new formulations, then transferring complete products and processes to manufacturing. For more details please visit us at:https://aspectbiosystems.com/careers/biomaterials-scientist

Job Title: Senior Microfluidics Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are looking for a Senior Microfluidics Engineer to become a central figure in Aspect’s printhead product development team. In this role, you will act as a principal designer, thought leader, and team mentor. You will develop novel microfluidic printheads with a primary responsibility of ensuring the concept designs meet requirements and are effectively translated into manufacturable and robust commercial products.   For more details please visit us at:https://aspectbiosystems.com/careers/senior-microfluidics-engineer

Job Title: Microfluidics Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are looking for a Microfluidics Engineer to be part of Aspect’s printhead product development team and help develop our novel microfluidic printheads from concept to product. In this role, you will work closely with the printhead manufacturing team to develop new methods for design and fabrication of microfluidic printheads.For more details please visit us at: https://aspectbiosystems.com/careers/microfluidics-engineer

Contact info: careers@aspectbiosystems.com


June 1, 2020. AbCellera

is currently looking for >10 PhD-level scientists, software developers and project managers:

https://www.abcellera.com/careers/openings


June 1, 2020. The BC Genome Science Centre

is looking for a Scientific Projects Manager and a Research Associate (focus: bioinformatics): https://www.bcgsc.ca/careers