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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. 



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