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  • Wed, April 29, 2020 6:29 PM | Deleted user

    ​After 20 years of NIH funding, the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) is transitioning to an independent, nonprofit scientific society, and we are inviting all interested individuals to sign up to become a member of the new PGRN! The independent scientific society will continue many of the functions of the current PGRN, and we encourage you to join today to stay involved. Benefits of joining the new PGRN include:

    • Reduced registration fees for PGRN meetings and workshops, including member receptions and poster sessions at annual meetings with large scientific societies such as ASHG and ASCPT
    • Participation in member calls/webinars and Research in Progress Seminars
    • Membership on PGRN program committees for meetings and workshops
    • Network with colleagues and establish collaborations
    • Leadership opportunities for members (e.g., serve on PGRN committees, board, and as leaders)
    • Awards for trainees and mentorship opportunities
    • Access to PGRN web pages highlighting pharmacogenomics tools and resources, events and other useful information for PGx research, education and clinical practice

    Special membership rates are available for trainees, multi-year memberships, early sign ups and those from developing countries. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to be listed on the PGRN website as a founding member if you choose that option during signup.

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  • Tue, April 07, 2020 6:31 PM | Deleted user

    The College of Pharmacy in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure stream faculty position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the candidate. Exceptional cases at the Professor level may be considered. The anticipated start date on or before January 1, 2021.

    Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrollment is 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. As the largest university in the Maritimes and a member of Canada’s U15 research-intensive university group, Dal is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development.

    The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members and over 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.

    The College of Pharmacy’s mission is to enhance health and wellness through pharmaceutical education, research and community service. Through our work, we support the conscientious use of medications in society. The College of Pharmacy offers an entry to practice BSc Pharm (last graduating class 2023), an entry to practice PharmD (enrollment begins September 2020), and an MSc in Pharmaceutical Science. Supervision of PhD students is available through the PhD in Health and Interdisciplinary PhD programs or through cross-appointment to other Departments.

    The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. a postgraduate PharmD or other postgraduate degree with a research component) and postdoctoral experience (with a minimum of 2 years preferred) with demonstrated expertise in pharmacogenomics. Evidence of scholarly contributions to pharmacogenomics is required. Expertise of the candidate must be supported by an excellent scientific publication record and/or grant capture commensurate with level of experience and a fundable research plan. The incumbent will have demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching in pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetic topics that complement our existing core Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice teaching programs, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

    The successful candidate is expected to secure extramural research funding, including national tri-council funding and lead an innovative and collaborative research program aimed at applying their expertise to drug discovery, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and/or the implementation of pharmacogenomics in pharmacy practice with the ultimate goal of improving medication use. This position will complement the College’s core research strengths in Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry and will contribute to Faculty’s strategy to achieve a critical mass of strong faculty in our focused areas of research.

    The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate/graduate students as well as mentor and supervise graduate students. Teaching assignments will include teaching in the BSc Pharm/PharmD problem-based learning curricula and didactic courses and MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences courses to reflect the expertise of the successful candidate within the needs of the College. The candidate is expected to become an active and engaged member of the College, Faculty and University. Activities at local, national and international levels are expected to promote continuous improvement in research, teaching and learning at Dalhousie.

    Applicants must submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) describing their qualifications and experience; a Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications; and a statement of teaching experience, interests and teaching philosophy (maximum 1 page). Applicants must also submit an original, innovative 5-year research plan (maximum 3 pages) that includes a summary of objectives, methodological approaches, potential partnerships and collaborators, target funding agencies and how the proposed research may fit within the Faculty’s core research strengths ( Please submit directly to PeopleAdmin. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

    This position is subject to final budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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