Assistant Professor – Physiology and Pathophysiology (Cardiovascular Sciences)

University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor – Full-Time, Probationary (Tenure Track)
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position # 34580

Job Description
The Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (RFHS) and Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on January 1, 2025, or on a date mutually agreed upon.

The department is seeking an individual with evidence of research capability in women’s heart health and/or cardiometabolic systems and/or cardiac circadian biology who has received training in physiology or related fields and is capable of educating undergraduate, graduate and medical students through teaching and mentorship. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association collective agreement.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, based at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre ( The new incumbent will be expected to develop an innovative and externally funded pre-clinical/translational research program related to women’s heart health that will preferably complement or extend our strengths in this area of physiology and pathophysiology, as well as associated disorders and diseases. This program should allow for broad collaborations with colleagues from both fundamental science and clinical departments.

The opportunity to do original and innovative research is a significant component of this position with at least 75% protected time for research. Awareness of the unique features of women’s heart health, metabolism and circadian biology is preferred. Laboratory and office space will be located at the St. Boniface Research Centre. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in the area of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and service on department or faculty committees as assigned.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate or equivalent degree in physiology or related areas, with a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral training. This position will have a significant research component and evidence of a productive publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and ability to secure competitive, extramural research funding are expected. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative team environment, excellent communication skills, and teaching experience in physiology and related areas would be desirable attributes.

Additional Information
The successful applicant will have access to all Faculty research platform resources including Central Animal Care and will have access to expertise in transgenic mouse models, adenovirus vector production, molecular and live-cell imaging, genomics, proteomics, lipidomics, flow cytometry, and mass spectroscopy. The Department Office will provide administrative support for undergraduate and graduate teaching/training. Further information on the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology can be obtained at

Application Information
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials (pdf files), must include:
• a letter of application (referencing position number #34580)
• an outline of short and longer term research plans and professional goals
• a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching interests and/or training,
• curriculum vitae
• a personal statement on their contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, service and/or other experiences
• the names and contact information of three academic references

Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants should apply by e-mail only:
Dr. Sanjiv Dhingra, Chair, Search Committee,
e-mail C/O: Amanda Wardekker [email protected]
(204) 789-3694

Application materials including reference letters will be handled in accordance with “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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