The following faculty and staff opportunities are available:
Hallman Director, School of Pharmacy
The School of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for the position of Director of the School. Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching, professional practice and research, along with demonstrated success in leadership and administration. The successful candidate should be eligible for appointment into a tenured faculty position, normally at the rank of Professor. The Director will set the academic tone for the School as well as be responsible for relationship building between the School and the broader health care community while playing a lead role in the academic planning and management process within the Faculty of Science. The Director will provide leadership in pharmacy practice and academia, as well as lead advancement initiatives to foster the reputational and funding growth of the School. Further, the successful candidate must have experience in developing methods to recognize and support excellence in teaching, research, clinical practice and staff development.
The salary range for this position at the rank of Professor is $150,000 to $200,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.
The School of Pharmacy includes 480 PharmD students, 35 graduate students, 23 faculty members (plus more than 30 adjunct faculty members), and 30 staff. The School offers an undergraduate pharmacy curriculum that is one of the most innovative in North America. Our co-op PharmD program, the only such program in Canada, emphasizes communication skills, problem-solving ability, and a collaborative approach to providing patient-focused health care. Our graduate students, through our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, conduct research in diverse fields of study related to Pharmacy. Since 2009 our faculty have raised more than $15 million to support research within the School of Pharmacy.
The University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy is the anchor institution for UW’s Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus, located approximately 5 km south of the main campus in Waterloo. The Health Sciences Campus is also home to a regional program of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and a satellite of the UW School of Optometry’s teaching clinic, creating unique opportunities for inter-professional, collaborative learning and patient care. A full-service family health team, seeing approximately 200 patients per day, is also situated on the site. Additional information on the School of Pharmacy is available at www.pharmacy.uwaterloo.ca
The University of Waterloo is annually ranked as the institution in Canada that is the “most innovative” and the most likely to “produce leaders of tomorrow”. It is also well known for attracting entrepreneurial, dynamic faculty. Living in Kitchener/Waterloo, one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, means that you are likely to have a very short commute to work, enjoy the best of vibrant city life and scenic country charm, and benefit from diverse ethnic and cultural activities and recreational facilities and thriving creative clusters
Applications should include a detailed resume, the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide references, and a statement of capabilities and qualification. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2017. Send applications or nominations to:
Professor R.P. Lemieux, Dean
Faculty of Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue, West
Canada, N2L 3G1
Phone: (519)888-4567 ext. 30353 Fax: (519)746-2543 e-mail: email@example.com
The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.
Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why
The Financial Officer is responsible for the day-to-day administration of financial matters and for the provision of financial reports and analyses that support the effective and efficient management of School of Pharmacy finances. This includes all operating, research, trust and endowment accounts. The Financial Officer provides accurate and up-to-date financial information and advice in support of the School’s strategic planning and resource allocation decisions, and is responsible for the financial processes within the School. The incumbent acts as the primary resource for School staff, faculty and students on financial matters.
The Financial Officer provides direction to the Administrative Coordinator & Financial Assistant in performing the financial responsibilities associated with that portfolio. The Financial Officer takes direction from and works closely with the Faculty Financial Officer (Science) in ensuring the integrity of financial processes and practices in terms of conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and University of Waterloo policies and guidelines
Financial Management and Internal Control – Operational
Responsible for administration of the School’s operating budget
Responsible for making recommendations on School expenses
Responsible for forecasting future expenditure needs
Ensures integrity of Pharmacy financial reporting structure and coding of revenue and expense transactions
Prepares internal monthly management financial reports
In consultation with the Faculty Financial Officer, prepares reports for the Dean of Science, as required
Reviews monthly financial information and raises potential issues; takes corrective action where required
Develops the School’s annual operating budget for submission to the Dean of Science, in consultation with the Administrative Officer and the Director; works with the Faculty Financial Officer to ensure Pharmacy’s adherence to Faculty of Science requirements in terms of information provided and presentation of information
Ensures strong internal financial controls ensuring compliance with University financial policies, guidelines and procedures
Conducts regular audit and review of financial procedures and processes within the School and provides direction to ensure financial accountability
Oversees all personal reimbursement requests and the Faculty Professional Expense Reimbursement (FPER) program to ensure accuracy, compliance and eligibility
Oversees management of P-Card processes in the School of Pharmacy
Conducts monthly reconciliation of accounts, including salary accounts
Implements new financial initiatives within the School, as required
Responsible for the School’s trust and endowment funds, including related internal monitoring and reporting
Participates in ad hoc financial projects, including financial forecasting and business plans for new initiatives
Other duties as assigned
Financial Management and Internal Control – Research
- Responsible for supporting Principle Investigators (PIs) in the financial administration of research grants and contracts in accordance with relevant University policies and negotiated sponsor agreements
- Responsible for research compliance authorization in the School of Pharmacy for transactions under $3,000
- Supports researchers with management of their research accounts, and provides direction and training, as required
- Monitors research accounts and reports on potential issues such as accounts in deficit
- Provides direction to research groups and/or centres within the School of Pharmacy on establishing financial structures compliant with School requirements and UW policies, guidelines and procedures
- Advises on the development and review of budgets vis-à-vis research proposals and grant applications
- Provides financial analysis to the School’s senior management in support of current and long range strategic planning inclusive of multi-year projections as required
- Works with senior management in the development of business plans for the School (e.g.. program expansion) to assess financial viability and sustainability; provides input into financial forecasting as required
Education, Training and Development
- Communicates financial information, such as policies, guidelines and procedures, to staff, faculty and students of the School
- Provides training to staff and faculty engaged in financial activity in the School (e.g., CONCUR, Unit 4)
Undergraduate degree in business, accounting or related discipline; equivalent combination of education and experience.
Canadian accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA) required.
Minimum 5 years progressive financial management experience in financial reporting, internal control, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and accounting.
Thorough understanding of financial administration in an academic environment.
Excellent judgement of the relevance and confidentiality of financial data
Strong computer skills; MS Word, Outlook, Excel [Expert], Access [Intermediate]; Unit 4, CONCUR, SharePoint
Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to manage multiple priorities and demands with a high level of initiative; accuracy and detail
Technical and Project Support Specialist
Term: 1 Year
The Technical & Project Support Specialist has a direct line report to the IT Manager and an administrative report to the Administrative Officer. Under the direction of the IT Manager, The Technical & Project Support Specialist works to ensure the smooth operation of Pharmacy IT systems and provides technical support on special projects. The Specialist provides a wide range of information technology services and direct support to the faculty, staff and students in their administration, teaching and research activities. This includes the timely maintenance and support of computer, web and audio-visual equipment, and technical support, consultation and training. The incumbent will fill in, where necessary, for the IT Manager during vacations and absences.
- Performs full life-cycle maintenance (from deployment to support to decommissioning) for workstations and other key computing equipment; this requires Administrator privilege on all workstations.
- Provides troubleshooting, setup, training and support to staff, faculty, graduate & undergraduate students, and external contacts on the use of computer and audio-visual equipment in teaching and meeting rooms.
- Maintains and updates Pharmacy digital signage including graphic layouts, video, text, and manages external live feeds.
- Uploads videos to cloud services for evaluation for instructors.
- Liaises with manufacturers to diagnose and repair computer and audio-visual equipment under warranty.
- Works with the Research Technician, Scientific & Technical Resources re: consulting, deployment and repair of computer equipment in the Core Facility.
- Trouble shoots system problems.
- Proficient in the common computer systems and software packages used within the School of Pharmacy.
- Provides technical and logistical support for a variety of special projects including testing, evaluation, and implementation tasks
- Special Projects, as determined by the IT Manager
- Provides comprehensive support for desktop and application issues for faculty and staff
- Responds to direct support inquiries in a timely manner to diagnose, clarify, and resolve issues according to the Service Level Agreement. Requests for support can come from the School’s online RT request system, telephone calls, email and personal requests for assistance
- Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems; follows through on the resolution of problems that have been escalated due to the need for additional expertise
- Extensive technical support experience
- Strong understanding of end user requirements for web and enterprise solutions across different platforms and browsers
- Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on the ability to provide training and “workarounds” to common technical problems in a way that end users can understand and embrace (i.e., provide technical solutions using non-technical, easy to understand language)
- Willingness and ability to learn new computing technologies
- Experience with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint is required
- Experience with Sharepoint, Access, ExamSoft, Remote Desktop is preferred
- Occasional weekend or evening shifts may be required for equipment setup or takedown for special events
- Periodic lifting and carrying of heavy, bulky computer equipments (PCs, displays, printers, etc.) may be required
Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Positions available:
A post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) position is available at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo in Kitchener Ontario, Canada in the lab of Dr. William W.L. Wong. The PDF will be part of an established research team that includes mathematical modelers, health services researchers, health economists, physicians, biostatisticians and health policy makers.
This PDF position involves implementing a mathematical/infectious disease model to estimate the prevalence, the untreated population, and the undiagnosed population for hepatitis C virus (HCV). The model will use the observed occurrence of current HCV-related events to make inference about the HCV-incidence in the past that lead to them using Bayesian method. The PDF will work closely with analysts, the Principal Investigators, and other members of the study team, to identify important parameters and architecture for the model. This study will be carried out in conjunction with the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative, located at the University Health Network in Toronto.Responsibilities
- Designing and implementing an infectious disease model for HCV
- Working with and potentially managing other researchers and analysts
- Performing necessary data collection for the model
- Supporting and/or conducting analyses for other related projects
- Writing peer-reviewed publications and peer-reviewed grants
- PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, health economics, or epidemiology with a strong interest and experience in infectious disease modelling for health policy research.
- Understand Bayesian methods, in particular Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method
- Experience in infectious disease modeling
- Ability to program in C++ and other languages (R, Java) with transferable skills
- Strong multi-tasking and organizational abilities
This PDF position is initially for one year with possibility extending to two years and carries a competitive stipend. Applications should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An application should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a related research paper or research summary and name of three referees. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.