University of Alberta

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Pharmacotherapy of Energy Metabolism in Obesity

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Competition No.  -    A105537237
Closing Date  -    Oct 29, 2018

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta invites internal applications for a Tier 2 CIHR Canada Research Chair in the area of Pharmacotherapy of Energy Metabolism in Obesity.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).  Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking a researcher who will advance the Faculty’s goals of diversity and strategic plan.  The successful candidate must have a PhD and training in energy metabolism.  We are seeking an individual with an outstanding record of research accomplishments, a vibrant and growing research program, and acknowledgement by peers as an emerging leader in energy metabolism research.  A successful record of Tri-Agency funding is desirable.  The candidate will propose an innovative program of high-quality research that is consistent with the Faculty and University strategic plans, attract external funding and excellent, well qualified and diverse graduate students.

The closing date for applications is October 29, 2018.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to University of Alberta Employees.  Only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please:

  • Complete the following questionnaire
  • Email your Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Teaching and Research Statements an up to three reprints of current research articles to Dr. Scot Simpson, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (scot@ualberta.ca).

Applicants whom require an accessibility arrangement for their interview and/or subsequent recruitment meetings can contact Catherine Anley (Senior Consultant Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) at catherine.anley@ualberta.ca or 780.492.3020 to arrange appropriate accommodations.

Selection Process and Criteria: The selection committee will be Chaired by Dr. Scot Simpson, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  All applications will be evaluated based on the curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a summary table of research metrics derived primarily from the curriculum vitae.  In addition, each candidate’s teaching and research statements will be reviewed in consideration of the strategic plans for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University of Alberta.

Questions regarding the application process and eligibility can be directed to Dr. Scot Simpson (Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies; scot@ualberta.ca).   General questions about the CRC program at the University of Alberta can be directed to Glen Thomas (UA CRC Coordinator and Advisor; gpthomas@ualberta.ca).

Posted: September 26, 2018.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.