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University of Manitoba


Position Description

The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) or tenured faculty position in computational biology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will develop a program that enhances the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics’ emerging strength in computational biology and precision medicine and enriches existing departmental research concentrations in cancer, epigenetics, rare genetic disorders, and neural/vascular development. The position could begin as early as April 1, 2023 or as negotiated.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Applicants with expertise in using or developing bioinformatics approaches are encouraged to apply to Position Number 32367. Preference will be given to applicants using large-scale omics datasets that enhance or complement departmental strengths. Candidates should hold an MD or PhD with at least 3 years of relevant post-graduate experience. Candidates must have an excellent research record, as evidenced by quality publications in respected journals; the potential to secure competitive extramural peer reviewed grants; a history of mentoring; and a history of effective and productive collaboration.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally-funded research program. The potential for a strong linkage between the candidate’s research program and the activities of one or more researchers in the Max Rady College of Medicine is desired. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to service through the bioinformatics platform housed in our Department (, undergraduate and graduate student teaching within our Department, and service activities within the department, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.

Our Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience but limited by the median baseline for the Max Rady College of Medicine, with an attractive benefits package offered for new faculty at the University of Manitoba. These include:
• Auto-enrolment into a generous pension plan with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see
• Life Insurance accessible on day 1 for all Group Income Protection Scheme
• Enhanced maternity, parental and adoption leave
• Access to a substantial number of courses and training events onsite
• Extended health coverage benefits
• Access to High-Performance Computing facilities such as GPU servers

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit, preferably as a single PDF, the following materials: 1) cover letter (max two pages) 2) one page personal statement on their contributions to diversity, equity in terms of teaching, research, service and/or other experiences, 3) curriculum vitae (including detailed history of student and trainee mentorship as well as teaching activities), 4) maximum three-page outline of independent research program, and 5) a one-page teaching philosophy that includes subject areas of expertise, and 6) names and contact information for three referees. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine, Chair of the Selection Committee, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, and sent by email to

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is committed to principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

The University of Manitoba further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity or may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record