McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Science

Department of Biology

Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

The Biology Department at McMaster University seeks an outstanding scientist in the field of functional genetics or genomics for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The ideal candidate will integrate the genetic or molecular basis of biological function across levels of organization (molecular, cellular, physiological, or organismal). Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics, comparative and/or environmental

genomics, epigenetics, the genetic basis of quantitative traits, phenotypic plasticity, and stress biology. The ideal applicant will have interests suited to interacting across multiple research groups in the department.

McMaster University is a research-intensive institution in Canada, and faculty in the Biology Department have diverse interests, with particular strengths in molecular genetics, genomics, mathematical and computational biology, microbiology, and environmental physiology ( We have a vibrant and interactive department with strong links to the Departments of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, and Anthropology. The

successful candidate will receive a competitive start-up package and benefit from many resources

at McMaster including the Sharcnet computer cluster (, the Center for Microbial Chemical Biology (, the Biointerfaces Institute (, the McMaster Biophotonics Facility (, the Origins Institute (

McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, a culturally diverse city of ~500,000 people, which is roughly equidistant between Toronto and Buffalo, New York.  Hamilton city offers a great quality of life and is experiencing a post-industrial revival. Resources include easy access to natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce

Peninsula, and Algonquin Provincial Park, an expanding network of bike paths, seasonal climate, and a burgeoning food and nightlife scene.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated record of high-impact research. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research accomplishments and directions, and arrange for three individuals to send letters of support separately. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014.  Materials should be sent electronically to

the Biology Faculty Search committee, c/o Kathy Greaves ( Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Roger Jacobs, Chair of Biology (

Posted: November 7, 2013

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. 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, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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