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    The BioEngineering Group at the University of Calgary is searching for
    an Alberta Ingenuity (AIF) Scholar in Biomaterials / Tissue Engineering
    with outstanding credentials, including proven leadership skills,
    ability to collaborate, breadth and depth of knowledge, demonstrated
    research excellence, and strong communications skills. This tenure-track
    position will complement the eight new junior positions created at the
    University to establish Biomedical Engineering Specialization options in
    all undergraduate engineering degree programmes.

    The successful applicant will be expected to provide the leadership,
    innovation and research skills to establish an AIF Alberta
    BioEngineering Centre at the University of Calgary and will play a
    critical role in synthesizing research initiatives in BioEngineering,
    enabling new discoveries and research developments.

    The research programme of The AIF Biomaterials Scholar will complement
    the leading BioEngineering research currently being conducted at the
    University of Calgary. Three strategic research areas in biomaterials
    include 1) Tissue Engineering, 2) In Vivo Tissue Monitoring, and 3)
    Biofilms. Specifically, the AIF Scholar will develop an innovative
    research programme focused on basic and applied research related to
    Biomaterials. The Scholar will be responsible for developing
    transdisciplinary research activities between engineering and science
    disciplines. Applications will be in the areas of agriculture, medicine,
    device development and biotechnology.

    The AIF Alberta BioEngineering Centre will align directly with the
    University of Calgary (UC) strategic plan. The UC has identified
    “Advancing Health and Wellness” as one of its four key strategic
    academic priorities. The strong multidisciplinary BioEngineering
    research programme forms a critical component and strong potential for
    realizing progress in this priority area. The programme has strengths
    in, among others, the following areas: 1) Biomechanics and Numerical
    Modeling and Simulation, 2) Computer modeling of physiological systems
    (i.e. the Physiome) 3) Tissue Engineering, 4) Imaging and Signal
    Processing and analysis of Biological Systems, 5) Bioinstrumentation,
    and 6) Orthopaedic BioEngineering.

    Research in these areas is carried out in laboratories in the Calgary
    Centre for Innovative Technology (Engineering), the Human Performance
    Laboratory (Kinesiology) and facilities in the Faculty of Medicine,
    including the Seaman Diagnostic Imaging Centre and the McCaig Centre for
    Joint Injury and Arthritis Research. Expansion of the latter into the
    Health Research Innovation Centre (under construction) will occur in the
    next three years. All laboratories are well equipped with
    state-of-the-art equipment, with recent new infusions from the Canada
    Foundation for Innovation matched by Alberta Government agencies and
    private funding.

    The City of Calgary is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky
    Mountains and is approximately an hour away from world class skiing and
    hiking, outstanding camping, golf and the beautiful scenery of
    Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park. Calgary and surrounds have
    a population of approximately 1 million. Calgary is the fastest growing
    city in Canada ranking third in Canadian cities for major head offices
    of large companies in Canada and has a reputation for being dynamic and
    entrepreneurial. The main industries are energy, hi-tech communication
    and agriculture with Calgary remaining a very western flavoured

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
    permanent residents will be given priority.

    The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages

    Please submit application including current c.v. and names of 3
    referees, by November 1, 2003 to:

    N.G. Shrive, Killam Memorial Professor
    Department of Civil Engineering
    University of Calgary
    2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

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