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Job ID: 121297

Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Department Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Application Deadline until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Physiology/Human Physiology

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
University of Manitoba
Position number: 27173

The Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on September 1, 2019, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The department is seeking an individual with strong research capabilities in endocrine and metabolic systems and who is capable of training graduate, undergraduate and medical students as well as postdoctoral and clinical fellows through teaching and mentorship. The successful applicant has peer-recognized expertise in studying endocrinology and metabolic diseases using model systems such as animal models. This position is linked to an ongoing development of translational collaborative research capability focused on endocrine and metabolic diseases, thus applicants with a strong interest in building cross-disciplinary research teams are particularly encouraged to apply. Start-up funds will be provided, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. The new recruit will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program that will preferably complement or extend the division’s strengths in the area of physiology and pathophysiology of endocrine and metabolic functions, as well as their diseases. Other duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision of graduate students and fellows. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative research and training program that is capable of engaging in broad collaborations with colleagues from both basic science departments and clinical departments.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate or equivalent degree in physiology or a related field in biomedical sciences. A successful period of postdoctoral training in endocrine and metabolic physiology using multi-disciplinary cross-cutting techniques, and a demonstrated ability to develop and implement cutting edge experimental approaches is required. This position will have a significant research component with some teaching in relevant areas. A productive publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and the potential to secure competitive, extramural research funding are expected. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise with novel models of endocrine or metabolic disease and phenotyping. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment would be considered an added strength.

Additional Information

The successful applicant will have access to core Faculty resources including Central Animal Core Imaging, Transgenic Models facilities, lentiviral vector production, molecular imaging, histomorphology and ultrastructural imaging, flow cytometry, and proteomics. Further information on the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology can be obtained at:

Review of applications will begin April 23, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply by e-mail only (pdf files), sending a letter of application (referencing position number 27173) with an outline of research plans, professional goals, teaching interests and/or training, a curriculum vitae, and a personal Diversity Statement on their contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, service and/or other experiences, and the names and contact information of three academic references to:

Janice Dodd, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
Tel: (204) 789-3696

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application materials including letters of reference will be handled in accordance with "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. The University of Manitoba is committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Janice Dodd
    Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB
  • (204) 789-3696


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