Friday, November 17, 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Biochemistry

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Biochemistry

Deadline Date: 
 Wednesday, January 03, 2018
The University of Windsor's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in the Faculty of Science, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biochemistry, commencing July 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, along with fundamental and applied research in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Currently the Department has 22+ faculty and 11 support staff.  Research areas include: health-related biochemistry, environmental and protein chemistry, the preparation and characterization of advanced biomaterials, synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, and solid-state chemistry.  Our research programs are funded by the national granting councils (NSERC, CIHR), industrial sponsors and private funding agencies (HSFC, CRS, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Seeds4Hope Foundation, etc.).  We have a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair among our talented contingent of faculty.  Our department is also home to the Center for Catalysis and Materials Research (CCMR) and actively participates in the Windsor Cancer Research Group http://www.uwindsor.ca/chemistry.
The ideal candidate must possess a PhD in Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or related fields.  The incumbent is expected to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program in any area of experimental Biochemistry; however, exceptional candidates from other areas will also be considered. Significant financial resources and dedicated laboratory space are associated with this faculty position. The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for genomics, proteomics, biophysical characterization, imaging, NMR, X-ray, which will be located in a new Faculty of Science Research & Innovation Facility (Spring 2018 occupancy).
The candidate is expected to train graduate/undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry, and participate in the delivery of our successful professional graduate programs. In addition, an outstanding record of research productivity, and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment are expected.
Application Requirements
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
  • a draft NSERC Discovery Grant research proposal (up to 5 pages with 2 additional pages of references)
  • samples of scholarly writing (up to 3), including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd);
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Head at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration, complete an online application found on the job advertisement (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions), and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of January 3, 2018.  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 
When completing the online application, please reference:
Position Number: 002023TT-2018-CHE
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Charles Macdonald, Head, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4,
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3526; Fax: 519-973-7098;
Email: chembiohead@uwindsor.ca
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea).  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Seminar: Prof. Robert Scott (University of Saskatchewan) - Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. 186 Essex Hall

Seminar: Prof. Robert Scott (University of Saskatchewan)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2017

Dr. Robert Scott
Department of Chemistry
University of Saskatchewan
Title: Shining Light on Cluster and Nanoparticle Catalysts”

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Room #186 Essex Hall

**Everyone Welcome**


In this seminar, I will discuss work in our group focusing on the development of cluster and nanoparticle catalysts which have high catalytic activity, excellent selectivity towards specific substrates, and excellent durability and recyclability. Our current work involves the synthesis and stabilization of clusters and nanoparticles in solution followed by activating them for catalysis. Several routes towards such goals will be discussed, including the activation of monolayer-protected Au clusters and structural control of bimetallic nanoparticles. Characterization tools which can assist in elucidating surface chemistry and/or cluster and nanoparticle sizes and structures will be detailed, including mass spectrometry, HRTEM, and in situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Canadian Light Source.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Seminar: Prof. Kai Kessenbrock (University of California, Irvine) - Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

Seminar: Prof. Kai Kessenbrock (University of California, Irvine)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2017

Prof. Kai Kessenbrock 
Department of Biological Chemistry
School of Medicine 

Title: “The role of the microenvironment in epithelial tissue homeostasis and breast cancer”

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Room #186 Essex Hall

**Everyone Welcome**

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Seminar: Dr. Preston Chase (Green Centre Canada) - Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. Room 311 Memorial Hall

Seminar: Dr. Preston Chase (Green Centre Canada)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2017

Dr. Preston Chase
Director of Academic Business Development
Green Centre Canada


Title: Development and Commercial Application of Novel Catalyst and Forward Osmosis Technologies

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Room 311 Memorial Hall

**Everyone Welcome**

***Note special seminar day and time***


Progressing academic research from the initial invention discovery at the bench to industrial application requires significant efforts, including, for example, scaling of materials for testing, development and validation of new systems of a base technology, and optimization of processes. GreenCentre Canada is a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research in the area of Green Chemistry, providing facilities for both academic and industrial partners to evaluate, develop and ultimately find commercial application for novel Green chemical technologies.

To highlight the path towards industrial applications, three projects that have been advanced at GreenCentre will be presented: the development and scale-up of highly active ester hydrogenation catalysts, the immobilization of a number of homogeneous catalysts for application in flow reactors directed to pharmaceuticals generation, and the development and process optimization of a low energy forward osmosis process. Each will have the contribution of the original inventors and additional efforts of GreenCentre to directly address specific industry-based challenges highlighted.

ChemDraw Prime available for department members

University of Windsor  - ChemDraw Prime 17 for Windows & Macintosh is now available for members of our department, and the Annual Site Subscription has been renewed.

Go to http://www.uwindsor.ca/softwaredepot to get your license.

***Thanks to Joe Lichaa for this update!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

GA/TA Winter 2018 Job Postings - Deadline for Applications: Dec. 6, 2017

GA/TA Winter 2018 Job Postings - Deadline for Applications: Dec. 6, 2017

CLICK HERE for full information on these job postings

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for TA / GA positions for the WINTER term 2018. 

Courses include:

Applications must be submitted to: Beth Kickham in Essex Hall, Room 275-D.

Deadline for receiving applications: Wednesday December 6th, 2017 or until positions have been filled.

Note that Graduate Assistants must apply each term by the application deadline, in accordance with Article 13

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Seminar: Prof. Jean-Francois Morin (Laval University) - Fri. Nov. 3, 2017 @ 3 pm

Seminar: Prof. Jean-Francois Morin (Laval University)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2017

Prof. Jean-Francois Morin
Department of Chemistry
Université Laval Québec

Title: Structurally Precise Nanographenes and Graphene Nanoribbons: from Stable Biradicals to Carbon Nanotubes Wrapping

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
Room #186 Essex Hall

**Everyone Welcome**