The Université de Sherbrooke seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Established nationally and internationally, the Université de Sherbrooke is the heart of one of Québec’s three major teaching and research centers. Recognized for its educational innovations, its practice-based programs, its work-study program and its innovative approaches to sustainable development, the Université de Sherbrooke is also a leading partner of senior and regional governments in fostering social, cultural and economic development.
The Université de Sherbrooke employs some 7,000 people. It hosts 31,000 students and some 11,000 people enrolled at the University of the Third Age. It has more than 2,500 international students coming from 95 countries and territories. With 393 programs of study, it provides training in all cycles and in all major areas of human activity.
The Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has a first-rate reputation due to its innovations in the field of medical pedagogy, its capacity to adapt to society’s everchanging needs, and the success of its world-class research teams. It is the only Faculty of Medicine in Canada and the only French-language Faculty of Medicine in the world to be recognized as a World Health Organization collaborative center in the field of health training.
The Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology is located on an integrated campus featuring the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, a university-based hospital (CHUS), an affiliated research center (CRCHUS), and the Pharmacology Institute of Sherbrooke, an environment that offers unique possibilities in terms of fundamental and translational research.
The Department currently consists of 17 professors and over 70 post-doc and graduate students spread over two graduate programs (Cell Biology and Immunology). Its professors are active in a variety of research areas, including cellular and molecular immunology, cancer biology (more particularly to cancer of the digestive tract), stem cell biology, cancer vaccine, immunotherapy, autoimmunity, chronic inflammation, intracellular signaling, gene regulation and proteomics.
UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The University is committed to making a priority of these values as strategic factors of excellence. This commitment is stated in the University’s Plan d’action d’équité pour les programmes interorganismes (2017–2022). The University invites all qualified individuals to apply, in particular, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities under the Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi (PAEE). Moreover, the selection tools can be adapted, with an assurance of complete confidentiality, to the needs of persons with disabilities who so request. The University also encourages individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The applicants sought are those of exceptional candidates with strong training in cancer immunology/immunotherapy, whose expertise will complement the skills and the research themes already present in the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology.
The Department has a particular interest in candidates with a research program related to the study of innate and adaptive immunity to tumors, oncogenic events that have an impact on host immunity, and the development of new therapeutic interventions.
PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES AND DUTIES
- Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Supervise graduate students.
- Develop basic and applied research activities, maintain a competitive research program funded by external funds and obtain salary support from provincial and/or national programs.
- Participate in university life.
- Contribute to the community.
- Hold a doctoral (Ph.D.) diploma in a biomedical discipline.
- Hold at least three (3) years of postdoctoral experience. Regular full-time position. Starting expected date: from July 2020
Check our website for the full description of all our job opportunities, then submit your application online. For this opportunity, see offer 03702.
The examination of applications will begin no later than July 31 2019 and will continue until the post is filled.
We invite you to submit your application electronically by clicking on the « Postuler » button.
Candidates must submit a complete curriculum vitæ and a short research plan (maximum of 2 pages).
In addition, please have three (3) letters of recommendation sent directly by the signatories to the following:
Pr. François Boudreau, Department Director
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
Job posting 03702
Université de Sherbrooke
Faculty of Medecine and Health Sciences
3001, 12e Avenue Nord, Z8-2028/PRAC
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 5H3
Tel. : 819 821 8000, ext. 72122 | 819 820-6831