Research Chair in Bioinformatics at Carleton University

Pat Morin morin at
Mon Nov 22 16:25:01 PST 2004

Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics
School of Computer Science, Carleton University

The School of Computer Science at Carleton University invites applications for 
a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Bioinformatics.  The School is 
particularly seeking a computer scientist whose research focuses on problems 
in Biology.  The Canada Research Chair programme (, 
established by the Government of Canada, promotes internationally-recognized 
research at Canadian universities.   

Carleton University is located in Ottawa, Canada's capital.  Ottawa has a 
strong and rapidly growing industrial sector in the life sciences.  Excellent 
opportunities exist in the Ottawa region for collaborative work with federal 
government laboratories in agriculture, health, environment, wildlife 
biology, and biotechnology, among others.  The School's research strengths 
include algorithms, high performance computing, databases, 
biologically-inspired computing, network and distributed computing, and 
digital security.  The School has an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in 
Applied Parallel Computing and a Tier I CRC in Network Security.  The School 
is a partner in the High Performance Computing Virtual Lab consortium 
(HPCVL), which recently received $12.8M in additional government funding.  
The Department of Biology at Carleton has several researchers with interests 
in Bioinformatics, and close links in teaching and research with the 
Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa through a joint graduate 
programme.  In addition, the School and the Department of Biology have 
recently developed an undergraduate programme in Bioinformatics, currently 
offered as a stream within the Bachelor of Computer Science degree programme.

This tenure-track appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate 
Professor, depending on qualifications, and will be conditional on the 
successful candidate being approved as a Tier II Canada Research Chair.  The 
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related 
discipline, demonstrated expertise in Bioinformatics, an outstanding record 
of research accomplishments, show strong potential to become a leader in 
his/her disciplinary area, and have an interdisciplinary orientation which 
will facilitate interactions with researchers in Biology and Biochemistry in 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2005, but applications will be 
accepted as long as the position remains unfilled.  The anticipated start 
date is July 1, 2005, but other dates are possible.  Candidates should send a 
curriculum vitae and a statement outlining their past research and future 
research plans, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to

      CRC Search Committee
      School of Computer Science
       Carleton University
    1125 Colonel By Drive
    ON    K1S 5B6 
       E-mail:  director at
       Tel:  613-520-4330,  Fax: 613-520-4334.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  The applications of 
Canadians and Permanent Residents will be considered first.  Carleton 
University is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal 
people, visible minorities, and people with disabilities.  Persons from these 
groups are encouraged to apply.

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