Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA)

Jean E. Murray Chair in Cancer Research

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA)

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Jean E. Murray Chair in Cancer Research

The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and the University of Saskatchewan invite applications for the Jean E. Murray Chair in Cancer Research. Applicants should currently be an Associate Professor or equivalent, with at least 5 years as an independent investigator, a proven track record in research and a strong publication record. Candidates in any area of Cancer Research will be considered and those with research interests in Cancer Models, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and/or Translational Cancer Research are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Jean E. Murray Chair in Cancer Research is a named chair position, supported by the Dr. Jean E. Murray Medical and Cancer Trust bequeathed to the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. The Chair will be employed by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) as a Research Scientist, with the trust supporting the start-up package and first 5 years of this position after which time the position will become a permanent Research Scientist within the SCA.

The Jean E. Murray Chair is a Research Scientist who will join the Cancer Researchers in the Cancer Cluster, consisting of 4 other SCA Research Scientists and 4 University of Saskatchewan faculty members engaged primarily in basic biomedical cancer research. Expertise within the group currently includes: cell signaling, epigenetics, transcriptional regulation, tumor immunotherapy, kinase functions, DNA repair, genomics and synthetic lethality. Research Scientists are full-time researchers employed by the SCA that also hold appointments in the Division of Oncology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan and typically have a cross-appointment to another University of Saskatchewan Department. This cross-appointment allows them to participate in graduate student training and carry out a small amount of upper level teaching.

The Cancer Cluster is located Health Sciences building on the University of Saskatchewan campus, in close proximity to the Cancer Center. The large open laboratory space is designed to foster collaborative research. This facility includes much basic shared instrumentation such as tissue culture facilities, in addition to state-of-the-art equipment such as a laser scanning confocal microscope for live cell imaging, real-time PCRs, gel documentation and imaging systems, a high-throughput screening facility (shRNA, CRISPR) that includes high-content imaging capabilities and a next-generation sequencing facility. The new Academic Health Sciences building also has its own animal facility. A competitive start-up package and laboratory space will be provided.

For more information about the Cancer Cluster (https://research-groups.usask.ca/cancercluster/?utm_source=cancercluster&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=2017-03-13) and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency please visit: http://www.saskcancer.ca/

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vita, a one-page summary of their current and future research goals, and the names and email contact information of three references, preferably in a single PDF, to Dr. Deborah Anderson, at: deborah.anderson@saskcancer.ca

The deadline for applications is March 21, 2020 or until the position is filled. The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency is committed to Employment Equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Jean E. Murray Chair in Cancer Research