McGill University

Assistant Professor - Research

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Reference #: C-200303

Assistant Professor (Research)

Faculty of Medicine – Department of Surgery

Position description

The Department of Surgery at McGill University, the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Division of Radiation Oncology at the MUHC and the Division of Medical Oncology at the MUHC are seeking a Basic Scientist with research expertise in sarcoma. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Contract Academic Staff position at the Assistant Professor level. This position does not confer eligibility for tenure. Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Divisions and Departments are situated in a vibrant research, clinical, and training environment that is currently expanding its basic sciences research activities and diversifying its programs. The McGill University Health Centre is the sole institution in Quebec recognized as a supra-regional sarcoma center by the Quebec Cancer Program. Providing care for both adult and pediatric populations, the McGill University Health Centre houses a multidisciplinary team of physicians, paramedical specialists, and research assistants.

Job Duties

The desired candidate will possess a strong background in cancer basic research with a focus on tumor immune microenvironment and metabolism. Strong interpersonal skills, collegiality and the ability to lead and motivate teams are also highly sought skills for this role.

The primary activities of the successful candidate will involve initiating a competitive, independently funded sarcoma research program that will integrate and synergize with the already existing sarcoma basic research teams as well as to foster collaborations between researchers of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre Oncology group and clinicians of the sarcoma team. The successful applicant will be involved in teaching activities within the division/department, including lecturing and the supervision of both undergraduate and post-graduate students, and residents. The successful candidate is expected to develop his or her own independent research career and to be successful in obtaining grants in support of his or her research and salary. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in these activities.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent degree) with additional post-doctoral training. Special consideration will be given to candidates with previous experience in sarcoma research. The candidate must demonstrate an established scientific track record, as evidenced by grants, publications, abstracts, as well as peer-reviewed and invited presentations in scientific meetings in the field of sarcoma, whether bone or soft tissue. The position will be based within the newly opened Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre at the Glen site.


Job Type:  Contract Academic Staff

Rank:   Assistant Professor

Job status:  Full-time

Salary:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting period:   Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this advertisement.


Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
  • statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
  • the names and contact information of three referees

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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