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Nutrition Assistant Professor 

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

The University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Clinical Nutrition at the Assistant Professor level.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in human nutrition and be prepared to obtain registration with the dietetic regulatory body in Saskatchewan within the first year of their appointment. Applicants should have a publication record of clinical practice-based research. The candidate will establish and maintain a collaborative, funded research program to advance the provision of nutritional care for acute or chronic diseases. The clinical area should complement or expand existing research capabilities and expertise within the nutrition division and the province.  Duties include contributing to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and supervising graduate student research within the division. Service as a liaison to the professional organizations and on committees within the Division and College is expected.  The successful candidate will report to the Dean, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. 

The University of Saskatchewan (www.usask.ca) has the widest array of health science programs in Canada. The scope of these programs and strong affiliations with hospitals and health care facilities across the province contribute to an excellent environment for interprofessional teaching, clinical practice and research.  Our new Academic Health Science Building, home to several health training programs, will greatly support those applicants interested in creating interprofessional and collaborative models of nutrition and dietetics education and practice.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position; a salary band for this post is $86,844 – $104,357. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

The competition is currently open; applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2016 and the start date will be July 1, 2016. Please send a Curriculum Vitae, letter of introduction, statement of teaching experiences, summary of proposed research and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to the chair of the search sub committee, Dr. Carol J. Henry, by email to pn.research@usask.ca or by mail to 3302-104 Clinic Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4, Canada.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Pharmacy (Drug Discovery & Development Research Group), Graduate Student Position

A position is available for a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Ildiko Badea in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan. This NSERC-funded project will examine the ability of nanodiamonds to deliver chemically-linked nucleic acids into model mammalian cells.  High-resolution microscopy, flow cytometry, and synchrotron-based techniques (small and wide angle x-ray scattering, and x-ray spectromicroscopy) will be used to study the architecture of the delivery systems.

For more information about Dr. Badea’s research please see http://www.usask.ca/pharmacy-nutrition/profiles/ildiko-badea/index.php.

Qualifications: MSc applicants must have the equivalent of a four-year Bachelor’s degree (Honours) from a recognized institution. PhD applicants must have completed (or expect to complete) a thesis-based Master’s degree. The applicant should have a background in the health sciences, biology, chemistry, toxicology, or a related field, and must meet the requirements for admission into the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Graduate Studies and Research (www.usask.ca/cgsr/). The successful student will be expected to apply for scholarships; students who are competitive for NSERC graduate scholarships will be given preference.

Start Date: The position will start in May or September 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

How to apply: Please email your CV, transcripts, and the contact information for three references to pn.gradprograms@usask.ca, indicating that you are interested in Dr. Badea’s graduate student position in the subject line.  Applicants must apply by April 15th to be considered for College of Pharmacy and Nutrition scholarships.


Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation Chair in Radiopharmacy

The University of Saskatchewan invites applications from outstanding scholars for a research chair in Radiopharmacy funded by the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation Inc.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a closely-related discipline, and experience in radiopharmaceutical production or applications. Appropriate areas of research include: pharmacokinetics and dynamics, radiopharmaceutical design and synthesis for positron emission tomography or a related field bridging the chemical and life sciences through functional imaging. The Chair will be expected to participate in collaborative medical imaging programs in the integrated Health Sciences Building and across campus as well as be part of a team in the Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences.

An eligible candidate will have completed his or her PhD with some postdoctoral training, is emerging as a nationally or internationally recognized scholar demonstrating a strong potential for attracting competitively awarded research funding, and should have an exceptional track record of research and experience in interdisciplinary research partnerships. The selected candidate will be appointed in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at an academic rank commensurate with experience, and will be named the Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation Chair in Radiopharmacy. 

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to enhancing the university’s national and global research standing. The University of Saskatchewan campus is home to leading-edge research infrastructure, including a soon-to-be-completed 24 MeV cyclotron and radioisotope production facility operated by the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation (www.fedorukcentre.ca), the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron facility (www.lightsource.ca), the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Facility; a comprehensive array of human, veterinary, and agricultural research and teaching programs; the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO-InterVac; www.vido.org) with its level 3 containment facilities; and National Research Council and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research centres.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position and a 5-year term as chair with a possibility for renewal in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at an academic rank commensurate with experience. Salary bands for this post are as follows: Assistant Professor $86,844 – $104,357; Associate Professor $104,357 - $121,871 and Professor $121,871 - $142,303. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

The competition is currently open; applications will be reviewed beginning September 15th , 2015 and the start date will be as early as January 1st 2016. Please send a curriculum vitae, letter of introduction, summary of proposed research, contact information for three referees, and statement of teaching interests, in confidence, to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kishor M. Wasan, by email to pn.research@usask.ca or by mail to 3122-104 Clinic Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4, Canada.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 



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