U. of Calgary: Professor, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Biomedical Engineering

The University of Calgary invites applications for a tenured Professor position with investigators in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Calgary Initiative. The successful candidate will be nominated for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.

U. of Calgary
Company: U. of Calgary
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Web: careers.ucalgary.ca
Position: Professor, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Biomedical Engineering

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Position Description

The University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time Professor faculty position with Tenure to join a dynamic group of investigators as part of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Calgary Initiative. BME Calgary brings together researchers from multiple faculties across campus with external stakeholders, including government and industry participants, to benefit from a team-based approach for tackling current and future BME challenges in Alberta, Canada and worldwide. Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary involves more than 100 faculty members across six faculties, with current annual research funding exceeding $45M. The university has made significant investments in Biomedical Engineering to date, including the allocation of four Tier 1 and five Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering is one of six strategic research priorities of the University of Calgary. A strong culture of collaboration and cross-disciplinary research excellence is enabled by significant research infrastructure located in multiple centers across campus. The university operates a multi-faculty Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, hosts a Biomedical Engineering-related NSERC-CREATE training program, and delivers a Biomedical Engineering Specialization in conjunction with 6 engineering majors in the Schulich School of Engineering. Please visit our website for more information.

The successful candidate will be placed in a joint position, depending on their background, in the Faculty of Science, and/or Schulich School of Engineering, and/or Cumming School of Medicine.  Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or equivalent.  It is expected that the successful candidate will provide evidence of:

  • Outstanding and innovative world-class research which has made a major impact in their field
  • International recognition as a leader in their field
  • Superior track record in attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Strong service and/or leadership record
  • Excellent teaching record

The applicant should propose an original, innovative research program of the highest quality. The successful candidate will be nominated for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, created by the Government of Canada to position Canada as a world leader in research. This Chair will directly support the successful candidate’s research program.

Exceptional candidates must have a research focus in Biomedical Engineering with particular interest in:

  • Development of computational biology or bioinformatics algorithms, tools or software for the analysis of large multivariate datasets, including biosensor, imaging, human genome, transcriptome, epigenome, microbiome, or physiome
  • Biological network behaviors, such as gene regulatory networks, protein interactions, and epigenetic effects, as approached through experimental, computational, and analytical methods.
  • Big data/machine learning methods, analytics, visualization, software and modeling applied to emerging areas of biomedical engineering or biological science
  • Development and application of precision diagnostic and therapeutic technology, through computational, genomic, and pervasive data sensing and collecting techniques

The successful candidate will join an established multidisciplinary and inter-Faculty team of biomedical engineers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and veterinarians whose fundamental research activities, support collaborative health-related research problems. The position provides an opportunity to establish a vigorous, sustainable, externally-funded research program, contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision, and participate in leadership of BME related research, education and service. This is an excellent opportunity to build and develop an innovative research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

The University of Calgary is committed to supporting Biomedical Engineering as a strategic research theme within the context of the Eyes High vision to become one of Canada’s top 5 research universities. The successful candidate possesses the attributes and desire to lead research initiatives within this interdisciplinary area at the University of Calgary, to build on current strengths, to develop strategy for future growth and promote program development combined with both student engagement and experience.

The Schulich School of Engineering is committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests and talents feel welcome and included. In 2016, the Schulich School of Engineering was recognized with the KNOVO Award of Distinction to honour school’s commitment to diversity and equity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via an 'Apply Now' link and include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching interests.

Applications may be addressed to:

Dr. Michael S. Kallos
Chair of the Academic Search Committee
Director of Biomedical Engineering Calgary Initiative
c/o Mike Kerr
Email: mikek@daviespark.com

Applications are accepted until March 31, 2017 but they will be reviewed as received.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.