NSERC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 - Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

Brock University
St. Catharines, ON, Canada
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NSERC Canada Research Chair Tier 2 - Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, typically those who have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Geoffrey Waters, Director, Research Services (gwaters@brocku.ca) for more information.

The ideal candidate must have expertise in both biological science and computer science, being active in research from both disciplines. The successful candidate should feel equally at home in both the Biological Sciences and Computer Science departments.


The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty from both departments and to teach senior undergraduate and graduate level research-oriented courses suitable to both departments. The successful candidate will have opportunities to network with several closely related research groups on campus beyond the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science, such as in the Centre for Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Centre for Vector-Borne Disease, and Centre for Neuroscience.


Applicants should have a completed PhD and post-doctoral training that involves research in some combination of the following areas of interest. Desired expertise in biological sciences includes, but is not limited to, biological systems and network modelling, population genomics, proteomics, structural biology, metabolomics, or computational biology. Desired expertise in computer science includes algorithms, computational intelligence, machine learning, data mining, modelling, optimization, or data analytics. The candidate should have demonstrated evidence of, or potential for, external research funding; be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate student supervision at all levels of study.

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