Search for University Jobs in Sciences

Job ID: 109761

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Molecular Medicine
McMaster University

Date Posted Jul. 31, 2018
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Molecular Medicine
University McMaster University
Department Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
Download PDFRefer a Friend of ColleagueView Similar University JobsView University Jobs in  
  • Hamilton,
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Organic
    Chemistry - Medicinal
    Chemistry - Inorganic
    Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - Analytical
    Chemistry - General
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Sciences - General

Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Molecular Medicine

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) at McMaster University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of molecular medicine, effective July 1, 2019.  Scientists whose research interests focus on the molecular basis of disease and therapy are encouraged to apply. The successful application will be expected to mount a research program targeted toward the fundamental understanding of disease and/or the development of modern therapeutic methods.   The research program should create a presence in any one of a number of critically important areas, such as the chemistry of mental health disorders, addiction, aging, and the fundamental chemistry behind gene editing, amongst others. The role of chemistry and chemical biology in understanding and treating health-related disorders is a clear area of growing importance, and CCB will provide a vibrant environment to foster a new research program in this area, with opportunities for both internal and external collaborations.

Our aim is to recruit a candidate who will establish an internationally competitive research program and forge numerous research interactions and collaborations with colleagues in the Faculty of Health Sciences.  Integration between Faculty of Science & Faculty of Health Sciences will be a key objective of this new position. The successful candidate will take advantage of numerous opportunities to attract research funding for personnel and infrastructure, including grant programs from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and disease-specific associations/foundations. 

The research program of the selected candidate will be located in a newly-renovated laboratory space, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.  This space will include state-of-the-art open-concept laboratories designed for chemical biology/synthetic chemistry/biochemical engineering.  The candidate will benefit from the surrounding suites of shared infrastructure (Confocal microscopes, Raman spectrometers, BSL-2 labs, etc.).  In addition to having access to the equipment and facilities in this new space, the successful candidate will also have access to instrumentation in the CCB Core Facilities (Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, and X-ray Diffraction), the Canadian Center for Electron Microscopy, the Biointerfaces Institute, and the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC). 

Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop a prominent, externally funded research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.   Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry, chemical biology or a closely related field, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of research scholarship and productivity.  A complete application package must include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and detailed descriptions of at least three research projects that exemplify the proposed research program, as well as a one-page statement on equity and diversity.  Optionally, applicants may also include a one-to-two page summary highlighting their top three publications and specifying the significance and novelty of these contributions, as well as a list of the major instrumentation and equipment necessary to pursue each project.  Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants must provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.  The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 21592) to the attention of:

Dr. Gillian Goward, Professor & Chair
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1

Review of complete applications will begin October 1st 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be on or before July 1st, 2019. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dr Gillian Goward, Chair
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    Arthur Bourns Building, Room 156
    Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home Near Hamilton?

Looking for a higher education job?