Awards & Job Opportunities
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are seeking applications for a PERFORM Centre Chair in Human Centered Engineering: Body Area Sensor Networks. This academic appointment includes dedicated research funding associated with an initial five year appointment as Research Chair, which may be renewed subject to the availability of funds.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a faculty complement of 44 professors active in various areas of electrical engineering and computer engineering. The department offers PhDs, master and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (Avionics). The Department attracts high quality domestic and international students in all its programs and has stable and strong enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
One of Canada's most innovative Faculties, the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS) is home to about 8,500 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 208 faculty members. ENCS has 3,500 graduate students enrolled in more than 15 graduate programs. The Faculty’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges.
The PERFORM Centre, a unique research facility devoted to prevention research through lifestyle intervention and impact assessment houses an Athletic Therapy Clinic; Cardio-Pulmonary Suite; Clinical Analysis Suite; Conditioning Floor; Functional Assessment Lab; Imaging Suite; Nutrition Suite; and Sleep Laboratory – all under one roof. Home to 51 research members and specialists in health and disease prevention who play an important role in cultivating interdisciplinary and collaborative research that creates links between a variety of traditional and non-traditional disciplines in an effort to improve health across the population, the PERFORM Centre, offers numerous and varied opportunities for research collaboration and training in a variety of settings and disciplines. As a Concordia University research platform, the PERFORM Centre strives to advance knowledge and train future generations of researchers. In addition to fostering multidisciplinary research collaborations, we also teach for tomorrow and generate opportunities to train the next generation of health-care professionals and practitioners.
See www.concordia.ca/research/perform for more information about PERFORM
See www.concordia.ca/encs for more information about the Engineering and Computer Science Faculty
See www.ece.concordia.ca for more information about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Applicants should be internationally recognized as leaders in the field of body area sensor networks with an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, the applicant must propose an original and innovative research program of the highest quality. The successful applicant will be at a rank appropriate to the candidate and in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. in a relevant Engineering discipline and possess expertise and research interests in sensor networks, signal/image/biomedical signal processing, the development of a new generation of highly interconnected and sensor rich systems that are employed in a variety of applications involving physical systems and humans, novel computing, communicating, and social networking devices/technologies that are human-centric to ultimately lead to healthier lives.
The successful candidate shall be committed to teaching, will conduct independent research, supervise graduate students and attract strong external funding. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in Quebec, is essential. The language of instruction at Concordia is English. Knowledge of French is an asset.
Applications must include a cover letter, detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees.
Applications are due on February 15, 2018 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 2018.
Applications (PDF) should be sent to:
Dr. William E. Lynch, Chair, ECE
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
R. Howard Webster Foundation
Scientist in Nutrition and Lifestyle
Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre in Montreal, Quebec, seeks applications for the R. Howard Webster Foundation Scientist in Lifestyle Nutrition.
The candidate should hold a PhD in a field related to nutrition or dietetics and have established expertise in lifestyle interventions. He/she will have a multidisciplinary background, which may include, but is not limited to exercise physiology, genetics, metabolism, psychology, epidemiology, and/or bio-imaging and experience in leading research projects in either academic or industrial settings. An interest in multidisciplinary research and innovative methods is essential, as well as a strong publication record.
In alignment with the PERFORM Centre’s mandate to provide an integrated and comprehensive environment to promote healthier lives through changes in behavior and lifestyle by offering research opportunities; educational and hands-on learning opportunities; and services to the community, the Scientist will develop, plan and execute, in consultation with the Interim Scientific Director and fellow Scientists, a research program that incorporates four key components:
- use and development of advanced multi-disciplinary protocols that are accessible and cost effective on clinical grade instruments - in support of primary health prevention and behavior change;
- training plan developed in collaboration with PERFORM Scientists that combines at least two disciplines which may include, but is not limited to, nutrition, bio-imaging exercise physiology, genetics, metabolism, psychology, and/or epidemiology;
- a comprehensive knowledge translation strategy for equipping stakeholders with key findings.
The successful candidate will be housed at Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre, a unique 8,000 m2 research facility that houses eight inter-related platforms devoted to prevention research through lifestyle intervention and impact assessment (Athletic Therapy Clinic; Cardio-Pulmonary Suite; Clinical Analysis Suite; Conditioning Floor; Functional Assessment Lab; Imaging Suite; Nutrition Suite; and Sleep Laboratory). The Scientist will also benefit from the expertise and knowledge of PERFORMs 50 research members and specialists in health and disease prevention who come from a number of institutions (Concordia, Université de Montréal, McGill, Centre Epic, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal).
The Scientist position is a 5-year contract appointment. The annual salary will be commensurate with experience. In addition, the successful candidate will have access to a research budget. Start date to be determined based on availability of selected candidate.
Applications should be submitted and addressed to Dr. Habib Benali, PERFORM Interim Scientific Director no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017. A complete application must include the following: a cover letter which includes a statement of research achievement (1 to 2 pages) and research proposal which would maximize PERFORM’s capabilities (maximum of 5 pages references included); and a full curriculum vitae with complete full list of peer-reviewed articles and presentations. Two academic reference letters will also be required, however, they can be submitted up to a week after the submission deadline.
Only complete applications will be considered:
Please submit email applications to: email@example.com with the subject header: “Scientist in Nutrition and Lifestyle by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 6, 2017.
Dr. Habib Benali, PERFORM Interim Scientific Director
PERFORM Centre, Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. PC 2. 417
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8