University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke)

Assistant Professor

University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

The Department of Biochemistry and Functional Genomics in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, together with the clinical genetics service at the Sherbrooke University Health Center, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of bioinformatics and clinical genomics.

Genomics has produced a paradigm shift in medicine. The successful candidate will develop an innovative genomics/proteogenomics/bioinformatics-based research program to address the interpretation and integration of genomic data into personalized health care for patients, particularly patients with rare diseases or with cancer. This program should include the development of novel tools and algorithms, and use machine learning for data analysis.

We expect the successful candidate to attract external funding and to develop collaborations with the clinical genetics service at the Sherbrooke University Health Center. The candidate is also expected to provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the short term. The candidate will be required to teach in French, beginning no more than two years after he or she takes office.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training with interdisciplinary background in bioinformatics and genetics. This includes in particular the development of tools and algorithms to process patient genomic data and integrate them with other “-omics” data (transcriptomic, proteomic, epigenomic, etc.) as well as with clinical data, for the identification of new biomarkers. A strong publication record is also expected.

The department of Biochemistry and Functional Genomics is an exciting place to be, with a diverse group of faculty members working on fundamental aspects of protein structure/function and functional genomics, and deciphering how these are altered in human diseases.

Qualified applicants should submit a single application package which includes the following:

-      A cover letter describing how the candidate’s research research relates to the focus of this call for applicants;

-      A Curriculum Vitae (4 pages max.);

-      A Statement of Research interests with a description of significant research accomplishments and a model-driven plan of future research (2 pages max.);

-      Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on (May 1st, 2020) and continue until the position is filled. Our principal selection criterion will be scientific excellence.

Sherbrooke is a university town nestled in the beautiful Eastern Townships of the Canadian province of Quebec, close to the US border and just a short drive away from Montreal and Quebec City. The University of Sherbrooke provides an exceptional quality of work and life environment, with excellent access to outdoor activities and a low cost of living.

University of Sherbrooke values diversity, equality and employment equity in its community, and welcomes applications from all qualified persons, in particular women, members of visible and ethnic minorities or indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Assistant Professor