Lakehead University/Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) - Biophysics

Research Chairs
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:59pm

The Lakehead University/TBRHRI Research Chair will be granted a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will have demonstrated or have considerable promise to lead an internationally recognized independent program of research. Lakehead University requires qualified candidates to have a completed PhD, an innovative and original research program, and a high likelihood to secure new external funding and establish robust research collaborations within and outside of Lakehead University and the TBRHRI, including with health care organizations such as Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). A demonstrated ability to teach effectively and supervise graduate students is also expected. The successful candidate will enhance interdisciplinary research and training and attract, develop, and retain excellent students and future researchers. The successful candidates will bring an innovative perspective to the University and the TBRHRI/SC in carrying out and leading research. The expertise of the Research Chair will complement research underway at Lakehead University and TBRHRI/SC. The Research Chair will be given a competitive salary, start-up package, a reduced teaching load, modern laboratory facilities, and access to research equipment at Lakehead University and the TBRHRI.

The Lakehead University/TBRHRI Research Chair in Biophysics, in collaboration with internal and external partners, will develop, evaluate, and translate knowledge in the area of biophysics - particularly medical imaging - health research. Biophysics is the use of physics theories, methods and findings to understand biological phenomena. Biophysics is fundamentally important to health research in areas such as in medical imaging research and development. It is particularly needed for cutting edge and integrated medical imaging technologies, such as positron emission and magnetic resonance technologies, an area of research strength at Lakehead University and the TBRHRI. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of Physics at Lakehead University, with a joint research chair appointment at the TBRHRI. Applicants must have a successful track record in biophysics - particularly medical imaging - research and development, with a preference for computational skills.

Both Lakehead University and the TBRHRI are strongly committed to equity and diversity within our community and developing an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of the broader populations that we serve. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University welcomes and encourages applications from qualified individuals from equity-seeking groups, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Please note that the hiring committee imposes no restrictions on applicants with regard to nationality or country of residence; however, priority will be given to applicants that are Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants.

Applications including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, five-year research plan, three recent publications demonstrating relevant experience in the field, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course outlines), and the contact information of three referees should be sent to: 

Dr. Andrew P. Dean

Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road – UC 2003

Thunder Bay, ON Canada P7B 5E1

Tel: 807-343-8201


Review of applications will commence on February 28, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements. A Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form will be required to accompany your application.

Lakehead University is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative academic programs and leading-edge research. With two campuses, located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has over 8,600 students, over 30 graduate programs (both Masters and PhD), over 2,200 faculty and staff and external research funding that has tripled in the last decade. Lakehead is proud to have been ranked Canada’s Research University of the Year three consecutive years in a row (RE$EARCH InfoSource 2015-2017). Research excellence is the foundation for providing an exceptional and unconventional student experience, for training research leaders of tomorrow, for creating a vital environment for scholarship and for building partnerships with our regional and global communities – including the private sector, government and other sectors. Research excellence and teaching are inextricably linked at Lakehead University and we are committed to excellence in both areas. Aligned with our Strategic Plan, we are actively recruiting top-tier scholars to enhance and grow our research and innovation capacity.

TBRHRI is a health research institute, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is an independent, not-for-profit research corporation, and constitutes the research arm of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). TBRHRI's mission is to be an international leader in health technology research and other strategic health innovation that improves the health of the people of Northwestern Ontario and others. For further information, please visit:

Lakehead University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Accommodations are available for all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Should an applicant require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at (807) 343-8334 or by emailing