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. Johns 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
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.
MOLECULAR VIROLOGY OF VIRAL HEPATITIS
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.