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 (http://biointerfaces.mcmaster.ca), 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: http://www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca.
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.