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Saskatchewan-GlaxoSmithKline Endowed Research Chair in Rational Drug Design

The University of Saskatchewan invites applications from outstanding scholars for the Saskatchewan-GlaxoSmithKline Research Chair in Rational Drug Design.

The chair is made possible through an endowment funded by GlaxoSmithKline, through its Pathfinders Fund for Leaders in Canadian Health Science Research, and by the Government of Saskatchewan, SaskTel, the University of Saskatchewan, and the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a closely-related discipline and postdoctoral experience. He or she has strong a track record in research and experience in interdisciplinary research partnerships. Appropriate areas of drug discovery and development research include: pharmacokinetics and dynamics, drug design and medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry and drug metabolism or a related field bridging the chemical and life sciences.

The appointed Saskatchewan-GSK Research Chair in Rational Drug Design is expected to promote and advance collaborative research programs, provide leadership, and help strengthen drug discovery and development research in Saskatchewan. The incumbent will collaborate with fellow researchers of the University of Saskatchewan’s Drug Discovery and Development Research Group, which provides pharmaceutical, nutritional, and molecular sciences expertise with an aim to develop effective and sustainable therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of disease.

The research chair will benefit from the University of Saskatchewan’s 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; the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron facility; 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 with 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 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 May 15th, 2015 and will remain open until filled. 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 chairs of the search committee, Drs. Fred Rémillard and Kishor Wasan, by email to pn.research@usask.ca or by mail to 3122-104 Clinic Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4, Canada.

Research Assistant in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Science

Research Assistant in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Science

A part-time research assistant is required immediately to assist with research in the field of patient safety and Health Quality Improvement Science.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide support to two Cochrane systematic reviews on clinical pathways in hospitals and primary care.
  • Provide support to a systematic review on Lean Management in health care
  • Conduct screening, full text retrieval, data analysis, data synthesis, and risk of bias assessment.
  • Assisting with the preparation and publication of peer-review publications.
  • Assist with the analysis of interview data.

Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate course at the University of Saskatchewan. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience completing a systematic review or familiar with the systematic review methodology.  Applicants should have experience working with the following software programs (Microsoft Access, RevMan, and Endnote).

Conditions

The salary is $18.51 per hour; 12 hours per week. Appointment will be for approximately 12 months with possibility of extension.

For more information: Please contact the Chair in Health Quality Improvement Science, Dr. Thomas Rotter at thomas.rotter@usask.ca

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email to Dr. Thomas Rotter at thomas.rotter@usask.ca

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2015