Title Research Scientist
Location Biomedical Research Institute in Rockville, Maryland,
Job Information

The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) invites applications from candidates with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree who have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential. Areas of interest include parasitology, microbiology, bacteriology and virology. Applicants whose research is dedicated to investigating neglected tropical diseases are especially encouraged to apply.

BRI is an independent not-for-profit organization which houses the NIH-NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center and the BRI Biorepository. In the 70 years since its founding, BRI has made seminal contributions to the laboratory maintenance of Schistosoma spp. life cycles; S. mansoni schistosomula ultrastructure; and cryopreservation techniques. BRI has supported schistosomiasis research through the distribution of schistosomiasis reagents and molecular products to investigators worldwide.

BRI is committed to supporting scientific research that will benefit communities impacted the greatest by infectious diseases. The current recruitment initiative aims to enhance our expertise in neglected tropical diseases and builds on BRI’s area collaborations with George Washington University, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and industry partners.

BRI offers generous BSL-2 laboratory space and equipment, an AAALAC-approved animal facility and Institutional support.

Applicants are committed to establishing a rigorous and externally funded research program.

Applications consist of the following items, which should be communicated electronically to jobs@afbr-bri.org

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae (combined into a single pdf) with funding history
  • Statement of future research objectives (2 pages maximum)
  • Names & contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of reference

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

BRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance.

Job location: 9410 Key West Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Title University of Calgary Tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Parasitology
Salary Assistant Professor
Location Calgary, Alberta
Job Information

Tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Parasitology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Calgary


The University of Calgary (UofC), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty position in Veterinary Parasitology at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The successful applicant will focus on establishing an independent, externally funded research program and contribute to Veterinary Parasitology teaching in UCVM. We will consider a variety of research areas and expertise where parasitology is the primary focus. This position offers a range of unique research opportunities. UCVM research laboratories are co-located at the UofC Foothills Campus with those of the Cumming School of Medicine, providing outstanding research infrastructure and numerous opportunities for collaboration. Our Faculty have strong collaborations with many other UofC Faculties, including Science, Anthropology and Archaeology, Arts, Nursing and the Schulich School of Engineering. WA Ranches, the UofC’s 19,000 acre working research and teaching ranch in the Alberta Foothills, together with existing faculty collaborations with national and provincial parks, federal, provincial and territorial wildlife and agriculture agencies and NGOs, and the livestock industry, provide a diversity of opportunities to develop innovative research programs in the field of Parasitology. UCVM is also committed to a One Health approach in teaching and research, encouraging collaborations across disciplinary boundaries.


The successful applicant will be expected to spend the majority of their time devoted to research activities and will be expected to teach at both undergraduate (DVM) and graduate levels.


The candidate will be an excellent emerging researcher who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation and the potential to achieve international recognition within the next 5 to 10 years. A PhD is required for this position.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high-quality journals, securing external funding and effectiveness in teaching.

UCVM has high international ranking (annual QS Rankings of 50, 48, 47 and 42 in 2017 to 2020, respectively), based on its research intensity and reputation of the program among employers. UCVM also has: one Royal Society of Canada Fellow; one member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada; one 3M National Teaching Fellow; four Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows; and many other with international and national awards. UCVM has approximately 70 faculty members, 130 staff, 150 DVM students, 150 graduate students, 35 post-doctoral fellows, and 15 advanced clinical trainees. UCVM’s DVM program provides a comprehensive general veterinary education and in 2020, expanded to admit 50 students annually. To facilitate this expansion, UCVM is currently increasing its staff, faculty, and facilities. The program is an integrated core-elective program, with enhanced educational opportunities in defined areas that combine discipline-based courses with extensive on- and off-campus experiential learning. UCVM is a research-intensive faculty with expanding research, graduate education, and advanced clinical trainee programs. Descriptions of the Faculty, its programs, and departments are online (www.vet.ucalgary.ca). The UofC has established the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute) that supports the development of teaching excellence and scholarly activity. We strongly value diversity in all its forms and strive to create an inclusive working environment where everyone feels respected and valued.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but applications will be accepted until December 1, 2020, or until a qualified person is identified. Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees, a statement of teaching and scholarly interests, and a page detailing their commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Please apply online via the ‘Apply Now’ link https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5694461-assistant-professor-veterinary-parasitology-faculty-of-veterinary-medicine

Those applicants wishing more information are encouraged to visit the website or e-mail vetdean@ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  n this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


About the University of Calgary
 The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.