Sunday, April 27, 2014

59-410 final presentations: April 28 and 29

The final defences for 59-410 take place on April 28 and 29 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Coffee and refreshments are available at each break.  

Students, staff, family, friends and faculty are all welcome.

The full schedule is available by clicking here.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Now hiring: tenure-track position in Environmental Chemistry - DEADLINE: May 19, 2014

Tenure-track position in Environmental Chemistry - DEADLINE: May 19, 2014

Click here to see this posting on our web site!

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Chemistry - DEADLINE: May 19, 2014
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) and the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry

The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER-UW) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Chem/Biochem) at the University of Windsor invite outstanding candidates to apply for a Tenure-Track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Chemistry, commencing as early as July 1, 2014 or soon thereafter. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

GLIER-UW and Chem/Biochem are research intensive units with active and vibrant graduate programs with diverse sources of external funding within the Faculty of Science. The successful candidate will have a joint-appointment with the two units in the Faculty of Science. To learn more about GLIER-UW and Chem/Biochem, please visit our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/glier and http://www.uwindsor.ca/chemistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program and mentor graduate students in aquatic nutrient chemistry dynamics as related to primary production in aquatic ecosystems and support GLIER-UW’s mission (aquatic resource sustainability with a focus on interacting multiple stressors). Particularly exciting opportunities exist for research on the eutrophication crisis in the lower Great Lakes, while expertise in large-lake nutrient stress in general would be an asset. Expertise and experience in analytical methods development, chemical cycling, bioavailability and modeling and their application to environmental research approaches are considered strong assets. Existing GLIER-UW faculty members work on aquatic environmental processes and issues and have strengths in ecological tracers, fisheries, conservation and evolutionary genetics, invasion biology, ecotoxicology, predictive ecology, biogeochemistry, large-system modeling and nutrient/metal/chemical dynamics.

The ideal candidate must possess a PhD, in Chemistry and/or Environmental science with subsequent interests in developing and delivering training in instrumental analyses related to analytical chemistry in environmental systems. Teaching duties will be assigned in Chem/Biochem and shared with graduate teaching and supervision duties within the GLIER-UW graduate program.

In addition, an outstanding record of research productivity, and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment is expected. Significant financial resources and dedicated laboratory space are associated with this faculty position. The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories for trace organics and metals, heavy and light stable isotopes, applied molecular genetics and genomics/proteomics, toxicology, fish husbandry, GIS, computational simulation modeling, analytical and aqueous geochemistry and microscopy. In addition, a recently successful large infrastructure grant has established new facilities for advanced field and lab research, with particular focus on environmental stressors in the Great Lakes under the broad themes of biogeochemical function, genomics/proteomics and ecosystem tracers.

Applications will include:
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a two (2) page outline of research interests; and
  • the names of three referees.
The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application by the deadline date of May 19, 2014.

Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Daniel Heath, Director
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 X 2732, Fax: (519) 971-3616
E-mail: glierjobs@uwindsor.ca

- CLICK HERE to see the official posting on the faculty recruitment site

- CLICK HERE to complete an online application


Visit the University of Windsor HR site for more employment opportunities.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Foundation funding to support natural compound research

Providing a catalyst for positive change in the world is the operating principle of the Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation. Widely-known for supporting a broad range of philanthropic projects, the foundation has just approved $80,000 in research funding for biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey’s project, Evaluation of anti-cancer effect of various compounds against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

According to foundation chair Jesse Rasch, Dr. Pandey’s research into natural compounds in the fight against cancer is the type of work the organization has a mandate to support.

“I am an entrepreneur and I look at investing in research in the same way my company looks at investing in start-ups and venture capital,” Rasch says. “We provide seed money for interesting ideas that will hopefully be able to attract the larger grants once there is proof of concept to be able to fund clinical trials. We do what we can to get things kick-started.”

Rasch says a media article about Pandey’s dandelion root research caught the attention of the foundation and falls in line with other natural compound research they support.

To read the full story on the Daily News, click here.

There is also a Windsor Star story, that can be linked to by clicking here.

Chem Prom - May 2

Chem Prom happens:

Fri. May 2, 2014
Galileo Hall, Caboto Club
Doors open at 7 pm

Dinner, drinks and dancing!
Come shake off the winter chill!
Tropical dress optional!

Tickets are $30

See Corey, Zainab (Rm 276), Gyllian (Rm 268), Natalia (Rm 386-1) or Marlene (Rm 273-1) for tickets!