University of Montreal (UdeM)

Assistant / Associate Research Professor in Artificial Intelligence-Deep Learning

University of Montreal (UdeM)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Innovation Laboratory of Université de Montréal aims at stimulating major interdisciplinary research that meets the challenges of today’s society. Among its four main themes is “data to action in health”. This theme, in conjunction with IVADO and the Digital Health Consortium of the University, targets the application of data to the field of health. The position offered is part of this initiative and focuses more specifically on the area of craniofacial imaging.

As part of this Institutional priority, the Department of Stomatology of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, in partnership with the Research Center of the CIUSSS of the North Island of Montreal (CIUSSS NIM), is seeking a research professor at the assistant/associate level with expertise in artificial intelligence-deep learning for applications to craniofacial imaging, more specifically in craniofacial trauma and diseases, and oral health interventions.

The selected candidate will develop tools that enhance image processing and prediction algorithms that will permit improved diagnostics that will allow patients to receive fast and accurate treatments.

Specifically, the candidate will use deep learning computational science in one or more of the following areas:
• Development of tools for decision making and diagnostics as well as the prediction of the of the morbidity risk;
• Development of algorithms for guiding the clinician towards the best choices of diagnostic tests and medical/dental care;
• Development of innovative strategies for metadata analysis by prioritizing a research sector focused on artificial intelligence (AI) innovation.

The candidate will collaborate with researchers from various IA partners at the Université de Montréal, including IVADO and the CHUM, and the Digital Health Consortium to contribute to the development of a shared vision for the application of AI in health.


The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research with researchers and clinicians scientists from the Faculty of Dental Medicine and the Department of Traumatology at CIUSSS NIM. He/she will:

• Develop an international, independent research program with clinical applications in craniofacial trauma and oral health;
• Teach and mentor graduate and postdoctoral students, including from the Faculty of Dental Medicine;
• Contribute to the management and academic life of both the university department and the Research Center;
• Participate in the outreach activities of both the Faculty of Dental Medicine and the Research Center

To succeed in this role, you will need:

• A Doctorate (PhD) or equivalent degree in a relevant field;
• Sufficient post-graduate experience in the field of artificial intelligence-deep learning applied to imaging;
• Demonstrate independence and creativity;
• High potential for obtaining scholarships and research grants; the candidate must obtain external bursary or research funds that will cover forty percent (40%) of the salary;
• To be able to develop a state-of-the-art and world-class research program funded by national and/or international organizations;
• An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy . An Institutional learning support program if offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

We invite you to submit a letter outlining your interests and career goals, your resume, curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan separate mail), and three letters of recommendation, preferably by electronic mail, to the following address:

Dr. Antonio Nanci
Vice-Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Dental Medicine
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128 succ. Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7 Canada


Reference number: FMD 01-20/3
Application deadline: Until April 11, 2020, inclusively
Salary: Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date: Fall 2020

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program, UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. We also welcome applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.
Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.

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Assistant / Associate Research Professor in Artificial Intelligence-Deep Learning