Job ID: 107451

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics

Queen's University

  • Jun. 5, 2018
 
  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics
  • School of Computing
  • http://www.cs.queensu.ca/
  • Queen's University
    Kingston, ON
    Canada
 
  • Aug. 1, 2018
  • Available immediately
  •  
 
  • Core Faculty
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
 
 

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics @ Queen’s University Canada

The School of Computing, Faculty of Arts and Science and the Department of
Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s
University invite applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position as
a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Computing and Informatics, with
a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. The appointment will be at the
rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon the level of
experience of the successful candidate. This position is subject to final
budgetary approval by the University.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree. The successful candidate will have a
background in computer science, though consideration will be given to those
with equivalent training and demonstrable abilities and focus in
bioinformatics, computational biology, and/or biomedical data science. The
ideal candidate will demonstrate that they are an outstanding scientist and
educator with passion, energy, and a strong vision for innovative research
in biomedical computing. The preferred candidate must demonstrate
comprehensive expertise in one or more of the following areas of biomedical
computing specializations: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Analytics,
Physiological Modeling and Analytics, Medical Imaging, Feature Extraction
and Classification and Applications of Machine Learning on Biomedical Data.
Evidence of clinical health research collaborations or strong
potential/ability to attract clinical health collaborative initiatives is an
asset.

The preferred candidate must have a distinguished record of accomplishment
in discovery and innovative research, and an ability to collaborate with
colleagues in the School of Computing and Department of Biomedical and
Molecular Sciences, as well as with other scientists and clinical
researchers at Queen’s University. The successful candidate is expected to
be part of a Queen’s-wide Data Sciences cluster involving the Faculty of
Arts and Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the
Faculty of Health Sciences and the Smith School of Business. The candidate
will also be involved in the planned Queen’s Data Analytics Institute with
excellent opportunities for funding and collaboration.

As part of the submitted application, the successful candidate will: (i)
provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates
potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and
an externally-funded world-class research program; and (ii) demonstrate
strong potential to make outstanding teaching contributions at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels and an ongoing commitment to academic and
pedagogical excellence in support of the Departments’ programs. Applicants
will be expected to provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively
in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful
applicant will be strongly encouraged to apply for external funding to
support the supervision and training of students and other highly qualified
personnel.

Queen’s University is host to numerous research centres and research groups,
housing scientists with research interests that will complement the
successful applicant. These include the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC
Queen’s Chronic Pain Clinic at Hotel-Dieu Hospital); the Cardiac,
Circulatory and Respiratory Research Group and Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit
(QCPU); and the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). These groups and
units maintain extensive regional, national and global research
collaborations. Additionally, the Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at
Queen’s delivers a world-class high-performance computing environment and
storage resources.

Canada Research Chairs are established as part of a national strategy to
foster research excellence. The candidate must meet the requirements for the
position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Tier 2 Canada
Research Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars who are less
than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination.
Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree due to
career breaks may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through
the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For full program information,
including further details on eligibility criteria, please consult the CRC
website: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s
is committed to diversity and inclusion and has an employment equity program
that meets the goals of the Canada Research Chairs program and the
requirements of our collective agreement with the Faculty Association. Until
such time as we have met our equity targets
(http://queensu.ca/vpr/prizes-awards-chairs/canada-research-chairs-program-cr cp),
preference will be given to members of the Four Designated Groups
under the Canada Research Chairs program: women, Indigenous/Aboriginal
peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons/visible
minorities. All applicants will be invited to self-identify once they have
applied; those who wish to be considered under our employment equity
provisions are required to self-identify. Self-identification information
will be held in confidence by the Equity Office and one member of the
selection committee. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian
citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical
information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian
citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their
country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one
of the following statements: "I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident
of Canada"; OR, "I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of
Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed
incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian
    citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a comprehensive list of
    publications, awards, and grants received);
  • a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;
  • a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching
    portfolio (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • Applicants should arrange for ***THREE*** letters of recommendation to be
    sent directly to Chair of Faculty Search Committee at
    hiring.letters@cs.queensu.ca by the closing date of ***August 1, 2018***. At
    least one of referees must be at arm’s length.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2018. Applications will continue
to be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are asked to
send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to
Dr. Hossam Hassanein, Director of the School of Computing, Queen’s
University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 at BMC.CRC2@cs.queensu.ca.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to
applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into
account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation
during the interview process, please contact Tom Bradshaw in the School of
Computing at bradshaw@cs.queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement
between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association
(QUFA), which is posted at
http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collecti
ve-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Provost. Only
nominees external to Queen’s University will be considered. (Please note
that, for the purposes of this competition, Queen’s Term Adjuncts and
Adjunct-1s will be considered as external nominees.)


  • The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

    To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: "I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada" OR, "I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada". Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

    The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Tom Bradshaw in The School of Computing, at bradshaw@cs.queensu.ca.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Faculty Search Committee, Chair
    School of Computing
    Queen's University
    557 Goodwin Hall
    Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
    Canada
  •  
  • BMC.CRC2@cs.queensu.ca

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