In anticipation of a new Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute and Department of Oncology, invite applications for a full-time academic position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Biostatistics. The position offers the opportunity to pursue independent and collaborative research in a multidisciplinary environment that includes a new Institute of Public Heath and new Clinical Research Unit, both located within the Faculty of Medicine.

Duties will include teaching, graduate student supervision, and participation in continuous professional development for the local health care community. There will be significant protected time (50-75%) for research. The preferred candidate will be expected to compete successfully for research support from national agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Applicants will have a PhD in Statistics or Biostatistics with evidence of strong methodological and analysis skills as applied to clinical, population, or public health research. Candidates with strong records of successful collaboration with others in epidemiology or related health disciplines are encouraged to apply. Expertise in design and analysis of cancer clinical trials or health services research in oncology would be viewed favorably. Good communication skills and teaching skills are essential.

The successful candidate will benefit from the new emphasis on biostatistics at the University of Calgary and work closely with physicians and researchers at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Calgary is a young, vibrant, rapidly growing, multicultural city of over 1,000,000 (population). It is one Canada's major corporate centers and situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise.

Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada's top ­five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references, by December 15, 2013, to:

Dr. J. Gregory Cairncross M.D.
Director, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, University of Calgary

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.