I’m going to hold off writing anything for a while, until I know what my immediate future holds for me, but I don’t mind sharing a bit of information: There’s an open position for an assistant professor at the University of Calgary in Bioinformatics.
The posting was sent to me, and for a brief moment, I actually considered applying. Then I remembered that my family isn’t really interested in living in Calgary, and that I probably wouldn’t be too happy as an academic. eh, fleeting fantasy.
Anyhow, for anyone who is in the field, and who might be interested in applying, here’s the PDF: https://www.ucalgary.ca/bmb/files/bmb/UofC-BMB-BioInformaticsPosition.pdf
A brief excerpt from the description:
The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary and inter-Faculty team of bioinformaticians,geneticists and molecular biologists studying model organisms to human disease. The positionprovides 75% of time protected for research, and will include expectations to contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a vigorous and independent externally-funded research program within a dynamic and collaborative environment. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package are available. The candidate will be expected to apply for extramural support from national/provincial agencies to sustain their research program.