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Academic Position in Cancer Immunology

University of Calgary

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in partnership with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in basic or translational research focusing on the interplay between innate lymphoid cells and tumours.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, and must have at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience (or equivalent). Candidates must be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of research publication in the field of Cancer Immunology using mouse models to study interactions between innate lymphoid cells and cancer. The candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized extramurally funded research program (for which 75% time will be protected), and contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision. A competitive year-round salary and an attractive start-up package will be provided.

The successful candidate will join a collaborative and vibrant cancer research environment within the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute ( at the University of Calgary that is rapidly expanding in anticipation of the opening of a New Calgary Cancer Centre (NCCC) in 2023, which will have over 110,000 square feet of purpose built wet and dry research space. Areas of research emphasis in the Charbonneau Cancer Institute include basic cancer biology, immune oncology, cancer genomics, early cancer detection, precision oncology & experimental therapeutics, and cancer epidemiology and prevention. Our researchers also have strong ties with basic and translational immunologists within the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases (

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary through its Cumming School of Medicine, its health research institutes, and its academic departments seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

The University recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to consider, and be sensitive to, the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the “Apply Now’ link. Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):
• Cover letter and Curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three referees
• Statement of research interests and a description of a proposed 5-year research plan.

Questions about this position may be directed to:
Sarah Childs
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
c/o Leslie McGill (

To view full posting and apply:

Application deadline: June 10, 2022

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website ( For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine (

The University of Calgary strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)