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05-21-2003, 05:57 AM

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca) invites applications and
nominations for a Tier I or Tier II Canada Research Chair in Tissue

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Programme has been established by
the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster
research excellence and enhance their role as world class centres of
research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. More
information about the Canada Research Chairs is available at:

Dalhousie University has rapidly growing expertise and facilities in
the areas of biomaterials and biomechanics. Established in 1999, the
School of Biomedical Engineering has 28 appointed faculty, more than
half of whom have core interests in implantable devices, tissue
engineering, and connective tissue studies. The university is home to
a full slate of health care training programs (dentistry and dental
hygiene, medicine, nursing, physical and occupational therapies,
pharmacy, kinesiology) while Dalhousie's teaching hospitals provide
tertiary medical and dental care to a population of some 1.8 million.
As well, the QE II Regional Tissue Bank provide one of only two
full-function tissue and organ transplantation/banking services in
Canada. Dalhousie University also has rapidly growing interests in
all areas of materials research including scientific, engineering,
and biomedical applications. With more than 50 faculty members and
150 associated research students and post-doctoral fellows with
materials research interests, the university has recently established
a new Institute for Research in Materials. The Canada Foundation for
Innovation has recently approved funding for an $8.6 million
Materials Characterization Facility including XPS/SIM facilities,
advanced SEM, and high-field solid-state NMR.

The CRC in Tissue Engineering will be an international leader in
basic or applied connective tissue science with a proven ability to
work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. While not
exclusive, research interests may be in one of the following areas
(no particular order): (i) cell signalling, (ii) mechanotransduction,
(iii) scaffold-based regeneration, (iv) cell-based therapies, (v)
allograft/xenograft engineering, (vi) regenerative medicine. As a
senior Chair, a Tier I appointment will be tenured at the rank of
Professor in the Department(s) most suited to the candidate's
research and teaching interests. As a junior Chair, at Tier II
appointment will be in the probationary tenure track at the rank of
Assistant Professor or tenured at the rank of Associate Professor
depending on the qualifications and experience of the appointee.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan
and names of three referees to:

Professor J. Michael Lee
Director, School of Biomedical Engineering
Dalhousie University
5981 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H3J5
Email: michael.lee@dal.ca

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please
note that the CRC nominations are subject to review and final
approval by the CRC Secretariat. Dalhousie University is an
Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University
encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons
with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

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J. Michael Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomaterials
Director, School of Biomedical Engineering
Dalhousie University http://www.dal.ca/bme/mlee
5981 University Avenue Voice:(902) 494-6734
Halifax, Nova Scotia Fax: (902) 494-6621
Canada B3H 3J5 michael.lee@dal.ca
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