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(August 9, 2001, Gazette)

 Vice President (research and International Relations

 Postdoctorial position in Molecular Virology of Viral Hepatitis

Vice President (Research and
International Relations)

Memorial University of Newfoundland, the largest university in Atlantic Canada and one of the most important research facilities in the region, is seeking a Vice-President (Research and International Relations). Founded in 1925, the University has two Newfoundland campus locations (St. John’s and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook) situated in close proximity to pristine forests, lakes, and shorelines. Memorial University is recognized for outstanding research in a broad range of academic disciplines, including research in fisheries and oceans. The University offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs to 16,000 full-time and part-time students in six Faculties
(Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Medicine, and Science) and seven Schools. Approximately 900 faculty and 1,400 non-academic staff contribute to the research and teaching activities of this vibrant institution. Memorial has an operating budget of approximately $170 million.
Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President (Research and International Relations) works closely with members of the University and its officers:
• Guiding the University’s research and
international activities;
• Shaping and administering research policy;
• Supporting pure, applied and interdisciplinary
research throughout the University;
• Assisting members of the University to achieve
their research aspirations;
• Facilitating collaboration with other universities
and research institutions, governmental agencies
and industry in Canada and abroad;
• Ensuring Memorial’s competitiveness in research
funding competitions.

The successful candidate will have academic qualifications and achievements appropriate to the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International Relations). The candidate will have a record of innovation in developing research strategies, promoting research, and building strong teams involving universities and other research organizations. He or she will value all areas of research, scholarship and creative or professional activities and excels in working cooperatively with members of the research community, granting councils, government, and industry. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who encourages creativity and who helps the University community to achieve its research goals.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications during the first week of August. Please respond in complete confidence to: the Landmark Consulting Group Inc., 25 Main Street West, Suite 2225, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 1H1 or email to
  Landmark Consulting Group Inc.
Executive Search Consultants


To pursue projects concerning molecular mechanisms of viral persistence and virus-cell interactions in viral hepatitis and occult hepadnavirus infection (J. Clin. Invest., 1999; 104:203-212; J. virol., 2000;74:4483-4494; J. Virol., 2001;75:1770-1782). While these areas are well-developed, experimental opportunities are also available for studying pathogenicity of virus variants, viral immunology and new animal and cell culture models of hepatitis virus infections.

PhD or MD candidates with background in molecular biology (or cell biology), preferably with some virology and biochemistry
experience, are encouraged to apply.

A two-year commitment is required.

Interested candidates should send CV and names of three references, including telephone, facsimile and e-mail addresses, to:

Thomas I. Michalak, MD, PhD
Molecular Virology and Hepatology Research
Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NF, Canada A1B 3V6

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