McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Cisco Research Chair in Bioinformatics

The Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University invites applications for the Cisco Research Chair in Bioinformatics.

McMaster University is seeking a highly-qualified individual with extensive bioinformatics experience in the context of basic biomedical science or patient related research.  The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program which includes a platform for bioinformatics that will support a broad range of sciences, and to develop innovative approaches to the organization, analysis and application of large data sets.  The successful applicant will also be expected to have experience interfacing with the private sector in the areas of computation and application of large data sets.

In addition to research, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the educational programs of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment within the Faculty of Health Sciences at a rank commensurate with his/her credentials and experience.


The successful candidate must possess a PhD with experience in a relevant field, coupled with demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a summary of future plans and the names of three references by December 1, 2013 to:

Stephen Collins
Associate Dean, Research
Faculty of Health Sciences

c/o D. Long –

Posted: October 31, 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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