Department of Biology – Integrative Animal Biologist

The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization as an integrative animal biologist. The preferred start date is July 1, 2020.

 

Queen's is a research-intensive university, with a diverse Department of Biology that encompasses observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches, on questions ranging from genes to ecosystems. The department seeks a broadly-trained integrative animal biologist who uses molecular approaches to explore important research questions. Examples of research areas could include, but are not limited to: neurobiology, immunology, energetics, and endocrinology. The successful candidate will complement and broaden the department’s existing expertise and strengths and will contribute to teaching in core and elective courses especially in areas related to animal physiology. Applicants with an integrative approach and/or strong potential for collaboration with colleagues from diverse fields of biology, and across scales of biological organization, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University. 

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Data Scientist

BrainStation is a global leader in digital skills training and development, offering a 12-week Diploma program in Data Science. BrainStation is currently seeking a Data Science professional to lead the delivery of our program through online and in-person teaching. BrainStation Educators have the unique opportunity to teach, research, and work on real analysis problems, while simultaneously building the future of higher education. 

Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to BrainStation’s Data Science Diploma program that will positively impact the lives and careers of hundreds of individuals across our campuses 
  • Deliver lectures and mentor the next wave of Data Science talent 
  • Facilitate in-class activities, group discussions, demos and provide constructive feedback for evaluating student work 
  • Actively research cutting-edge technologies and emerging industry practices to contribute content to our iterative curriculum 
  • Apply BrainStation’s “Agile Education” methodologies to the program to continuously improve the educational experience for students 
  • Constantly improve your own skills, and apply these skills in collaboration with other BrainStation Educators in order to build the digital platform and tools needed to effectively deliver educational material 
  • Define the education experience of the future 

Successful candidates will have 

  • 5+ years experience as a Data Scientist or Analytics professional and a Bachelor’s degree relevant to the subject matter 
  • Strong command of querying and programming languages (SQL, R and python - numpy, pandas, sklearn, TensorFlow & Keras), and visualization tools (Excel, Tableau, matplotlib/seaborn/plotly in python packages 
  • Experience applying various methods of numerical and categorical modelling techniques and supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods (OLS regression and GLMs, logistic regression, KNN, SVM, decision trees/random forest, clustering and cluster analysis, dimensionality reduction, neural networks) 
  • Hands-on development experience working with version control systems (we use Git) and Big Data and Cloud platforms (Hadoop, Spark, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud (GCP)) a strong asset regression and machine learning principles 
  • Practical experience designing and applying data science processes to conduct experiments using a variety of tools and methods, and can speak to their complexities in a simple and logical manner 
  • Experience in a teaching role, and are comfortable speaking to large groups and mentoring others on the job 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • A proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Experience building and leading teams 
  • An empathetic, friendly, and approachable demeanour 
  • A passion for education and creating a positive learning experiences for others 
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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) - Computer Security

Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations,is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for an NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computer Security within the School of Computing Science. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars at the rank of assistant or associate professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels).

We are seeking a candidate with a prominent international profile in the practical and/or theoretical aspects of computer and communications security and privacy. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, network security, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, forensics, vulnerability analysis, intrusion detection, privacy-preserving protocols, cloud security, and trust management.  Candidates are expected to have an excellent research program with a strong publication record. Candidates with practical and interdisciplinary experience will be given a priority. Candidates with a commitment to the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science will be given priority. SFU requires a Ph.D. in computer science or related area. 

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please see the CRC website for eligibility, initial appointment, and chair renewal details at:  

http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s2

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CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR Tier 2 in Functional Polymeric Biomaterials

The Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Functional Polymeric Biomaterials in the Department of Applied Oral Sciences. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an anticipated start date of January 2021.  The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and supervise graduate students, and to develop, lead and grow a strong, externally funded research program. 

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program’s equity targets, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: women, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, Aboriginal or Indigenous people, or persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities. (See www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid for definitions of these groups.).

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Canada Research Chair, Tier II in Pervasive Computing for Health and Healthy Aging

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

PERFORM Center

Concordia University

 

The Position

Concordia University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the PERFORM Centre are seeking applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Pervasive Computing for Health and Healthy Aging.  The Government of Canada funds the Canada Research Chairs program in order to promote world-class research in Canadian universities.  Details about the Canadian Government’s CRC program as well as the chair selection criteria can be found at www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

Candidates shall have a PhD degree in Computer Engineering or a related discipline and possess expertise and research interest in areas such as, but not limited to embedded systems, embedded computing, wireless computing and software platforms for embedded computing, with applications in health, healthy aging, human performance and smart homes/buildings. This is a tenure track position and appointments will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience.  The ideal candidate will thrive in an interdisciplinary research environment, interacting with existing research capacity in ECE, in other parts of the University, and beyond the institution, through the PERFORM Centre. They will have a vision and a drive to become an internationally recognized leader in their area of research. Applications from colleagues at the beginning of their careers are welcome.

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Industrial Research Chair in Marine Passenger Transportation Technology

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor faculty position of Industrial Research Chair in Marine Passenger Transportation Technology commencing in January 2020 or shortly thereafter.

 

The successful candidate will fill a unique and dynamic position at the intersection of technology and marine transportation.  Applicants should have a bachelor and PhD degrees in relevant disciplines with an interdisciplinary background, and demonstrated outstanding research in at least one of the following areas: new marine fuels and efficient propulsion, AI & Robotics, Big (marine) Data and/or Autonomous systems.  The Chair will work with faculty and stakeholders to provide insights into the future of marine transportation.  While a background in marine transportation is an asset it is not considered critical. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding leadership in research and mentorship as well as a strong record of attracting external funding.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP IN REMOTE SENSING OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in Remote Sensing of Global Environmental Change.  This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2020.

We seek a candidate who is pursuing transformative research in global environmental change through innovation in remote sensing. The ideal candidate will build an externally funded research program in remote sensing that complements and contributes to our research strengths in geographic information science and global environmental change. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research, an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration, and will establish a vibrant graduate research group. They will show the clear promise of excellence in teaching cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing. The ability to teach Physical Geography courses is an asset. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in collegial governance and community building.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

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TIER II CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR

Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (www.ubishops.ca) has an opening for a tenure-stream Tier II Canada Research Chair position in multi-messenger astrophysics. The Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes applications in this broad field, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: gravitational waves, compact objects, cosmology, and gravitational physics; astroparticle physics; radio, optical, and X-ray astronomy; big data and astronomical instrumentation.

The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. The Tier II Chair will be awarded for a five year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who completed their highest degree more than 10 years ago (and where career interruptions exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier II CRC assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. The legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, sick leave) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and consult the CRC Foundation for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx).

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Tier 1 or 2 Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Science

The Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Quantum Information Science. This is a tenure or tenure-track appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level, dependent upon qualifications. We are seeking exceptional candidates to join and strengthen the current quantum information science efforts at SFU and to help shape the future activities of the SFU group. Experimentalists and theorists working in quantum information and associated technologies are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be evaluated in relation to their peers at similar career stages.

The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 CRC. The CRC component of this position is tenable for five years (Tier 2) or seven years (Tier 1), and is renewable once. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

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CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR POSITIONS

Western University in London, Canada invites applications for Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in the research disciplines related to the mandates of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx). Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning and a community leader and understands that our pursuit of research excellence and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion are mutually supporting.

To address Western’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of the Designated Groups in our chairholders and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/your-guide-special-programs-and-human-rights-code, only applicants who self-identify as a woman, Indigenous person or person with a disability will be considered for these CRC opportunities.

It is anticipated up to 10 candidates will be selected for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair positions. Internal and external applicants are encouraged to apply and successful candidates will be required to submit a CRC nomination by a date to be determined. External applicants will be considered for a full-time academic appointment at a rank and appointment type commensurate with qualifications and experience in the appropriate academic unit; such an appointment will be conditional upon the successful award of the CRC to the candidate.

In accordance with the CRC program
http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx for Tier 2 Chairs, candidates must be exceptional emerging world-class researchers (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination) who have demonstrated particular research creativity and have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields within five to ten years. As chairholders, candidates must have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as pregnancy, parental, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may contact ResearchWesternCRC@uwo.ca to have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.

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Intermediate Software Developer

Shearwater Research is the world leader in the field of technical scuba diving computers. We take pride in delivering excellent customer service coupled with cutting edge technology.  If you would like to be part of a company culture of excellence with self-managed professionals who thrive in delivering results in a tangible, visible manner, and have fun while doing it, you would be a wonderful addition to the Shearwater team.

 

Shearwater Research is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and we want you on our team!

 

Job Description

Shearwater Cloud is our mobile and desktop application that allows divers to interact with dives from our dive computers.  As a Software Developer, your work represents Shearwater’s brand promise: Powerful, Simple, Reliable.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Continuous improvement of our multiplatform Shearwater Cloud application
  • Design and develop new features in scuba diving data display and analysis
  • Ownership of all parts of the product development lifecycle
  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the Software team to make Shearwater Cloud the center of the diving experience

 

General Requirements

  • Excellent communicator with good written and verbal skills 

 

  • Positive team player who likes an organized, methodical, and collaborative environment

 

 

Technical Requirements

  • 4+ years technical development experience
  • SOLID fundamentals
  • Familiar with code version control software (SVN, GIT)
  • Languages: C#
  • Prior experience developing multiplatform applications (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android)

Beneficial Experience

  • Scuba diving
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and DynamoDB
  • Unity engine experience a bonus

 

Job Type: Full-time position based in Richmond British Columbia

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to resume@shearwater.com

https://www.shearwater.com/career/intermediate-software-developer/


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Meta-analysis of Gambling Research in Australia, Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand from 1996-2019.

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on a project between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.  The successful applicant will work in the Department of Political Science under the supervision of the AGRI Research Chair in Gambling Policy. The project requires statistical analysis of meta-data and visualization of two bodies of bibliometric data from five countries between 1996 and 2020, together with analysis of key pieces of grey literature and a description of the project methodology.  The successful applicant will co-author a book based on the results of this research with the primary investigators.

 

The annual stipend is in the range of $52 -54,000.00 CDN, depending on prior experience, plus

Research travel for two conference presentations (one national and one international) and software licensing up to $5000 (inclusive).

The successful candidate for the PDF will have:

  • PhD in digital humanities or computer science with advanced training in mathematics, statistical analysis, coding and visualization techniques.
  • Experience and interest in working with social science and humanities research methods and frameworks of understanding (eg. Science and Technology Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, Digital Humanities and Humanities Computing);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and able to meet deadlines;
  • Have proven skills in organization, project management, and academic writing.

 

To Apply:
Interested candidates should forward a CV, the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter outlining suitability for the position and substantial plans for research during the tenure of the PDF to:

Dr. Fiona Nicoll fnicoll@ualberta.ca

For inquiries about the position, contact the Chair at fnicoll@ualberta.ca

 

Closing date:

Position open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on April 20, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Sustainable Energy Systems Modelling

Posting Mar 21, 2019- Until filled

Simon Fraser University (SFU), located on unceded Coast Salish Territory - the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations, is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for a NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Sustainable Energy Systems Modelling with a home appointment in any of the Schools within the Faculty of Applied Sciences. A joint appointment across schools or faculties is also possible. This CRC appointment opportunity is intended for emerging scholars in Sustainable Energy Engineering, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (or those who possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels).

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 CRC assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please see the CRC website for eligibility details or contact the office for Institutional Strategic Awards.

The successful applicant will have a well-established funding record from national or international funding agencies for Sustainable Energy Engineering Modelling. Sustainable Energy Engineering is a strategic priority of SFU; this CRC would complement a newly created academic program in Sustainable Energy Engineering, as well as other chairs in related areas. We are seeking a chair-holder with a prominent international profile and an excellent record of accomplishment in research, teaching and training of highly-qualified personnel (HQP).

This CRC will significantly enhance the Faculty of Applied Sciences’ research strengths in modelling, simulation and optimization of sustainable energy systems.  Areas of research might range from device-level integration to large-scale resource, grid and transportation systems.

SFU seeks a chair-holder with a Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related discipline, as well as eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia within one year. The applicant is expected to make significant contributions to research, teaching, graduate student supervision, and knowledge mobilization to the scholarly community, professional groups, the general public, and other stakeholders as appropriate, including industry, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. An attractive remuneration package and start-up grant will be offered to the successful candidate.

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair; therefore, investigators with outstanding publication records will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the CRC Secretariat. The Canada Research Chair is tenable for five years and may be renewed once. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

All applications should be submitted here: https://apply.interfolio.com/60716

To apply, applicants should provide:

    • an up-to-date, full curriculum vitae (include details of research and teaching, scholarly record, funding, and list of collaborations/partnerships);
    • two examples of refereed published scholarly work;
    • the proposed program of research (include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over seven years, an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan, and a discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU (2-6 pages single spaced); and
  • the names and email addresses of 4-5 referees (ranked in order of preference)*.

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations, Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact Catherine Stoddard, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at catherine_stoddard@sfu.caailto:.

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on April 26, 2019. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to fas_academic_relations@sfu.ca.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University Academic Appointment Competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.



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