Tier 1 CRC – Functional Genomics of Inherited and Acquired Disease

The Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) at the Tier 1 level in the field of Functional Genomics of Inherited and Acquired Disease. This appointment will be career stream at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Pathology. The anticipated start date is Fall 2020.

This position is central to Dalhousie’s “Genomics in Medicine” strategic initiative. Accordingly, the successful applicant will be expected to lead international-scale projects involving the integration of genomic information into personalized medicine initiatives, creating pipelines to catalyze the optimization of clinical genomics in the delivery of health care. Thus, the successful applicant will be encouraged to focus on three areas: (1) characterizing genetic determinants of disease (particularly in the Maritime population); (2) catalyzing diagnostic and therapeutic development through functional assays and genetic modelling, and (3) bridging academic research, clinical implementation, governments and industrial partnerships. These areas should be integrated into a research program that will attract and promote the success of excellent trainees, students and future researchers.

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