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Assistant Professor, Biointerfacial Chemistry

Assistant Professor, Biointerfacial Chemistry
Full Time
not disclosed

McMaster University

Date Posted
05/11/2013 - 21:45
Closing Date
04/12/2013 - 21:45
Job Description

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster University solicits applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of biointerfacial chemistry, effective July 1, 2014. Applications are encouraged in all areas of chemistry of biointerfaces, including preparation, characterization, modeling or applications of biointerfaces. Scientists with research interests that have applications in the biosciences, environmental science and/or materials/nanoscience areas are encouraged to apply.

Our aim is to enhance interdisciplinary science at McMaster, a university with a longstanding history of collaborative research initiatives. In addition to having access to the equipment and facilities in this department and the newly established Biointerfaces Institute (, the successful candidate will also have access to the facilities in the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, and the Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology. McMaster’s new Biointerfaces Institute consists of several instrument suites for high throughput development and characterization of biomaterials and biointerfaces, including 850 MHz solid-state biological NMR, imaging MALDI mass spectrometry, imaging XPS and automated materials synthesis and screening infrastructure, and supports current research themes in bioactive surfaces for sensing and separation, ophthalmic biomaterials, and fundamental studies of biointerface interactions. For additional information on the department, see:

Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop a prominent, externally funded research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and a promising record of research scholarship and productivity.

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Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and detailed descriptions of at least three research projects that exemplify the proposed research program. Please include a list of the major instrumentation and equipment necessary to pursue each project. Review of applications will begin by December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send these materials and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Dr. William J. Leigh, Chair
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 CANADA;

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.