Université de Montréal, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC)

1475 20113
Position ID:UdeM-IRIC-SD [#20113]
Position Title: Scientific Director-Faculty
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J4, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Bioinformatics
Molecular Biology
Structural Biology
Genomics
Biophysics (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/10/18, listed until 2022/01/15)
Position Description:    

Scientific Director/Faculty position at 
the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer 
and Université de Montréal 

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) in partnership with the Vice-rectorate for Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation at the Université de Montréal (UdeM) invites applications for the position of Scientific Director and Principal Investigator at the Institute. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a professor at Université de Montréal. 

IRIC’s primary goals are to elucidate the biological processes that contribute to cancer, to identify groundbreaking avenues in the development of effective therapies, and to train tomorrow’s scientists. 

IRIC is: 
• 29 Principal Investigators 
• Over 450 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and support staff 
• A collegial, dynamic, curiosity-driven research environment 
 • A state-of-the-art building on the main campus of UdeM 
• 10 cutting edge core facilities, including the only integrated academic drug discovery unit in the country and one of the largest animal facilities in Canada 
• A graduate program in Systems Biology 
For more information, please visit the Institute’s web site at https://www.iric.ca/en/

IRIC seeks an established scientist with an exceptional track-record who will oversee the scientific development of the institute while leading his/her own basic and/or translational research program in cancer-relevant areas including, but not limited to: stem cells, immunology, cell signaling, cell migration, cell division and cell cycle control, epigenetics, transcriptional/post-transcriptional control. Experimental paradigms could include, but are not limited to: model organisms (mouse, fly, worm, yeast, etc.), computational modeling based on machine learning/AI, single-cell and single-molecule analysis, functional genomics and proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, structural and chemical biology. 

As Scientific Director and member of the faculty, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the promotion of excellence at IRIC and your home faculty and department. You will be expected to: 
• Contribute to IRIC's strategic plan and help chart the future scientific orientations of the institute; 
• Supervise the recruitment of principal investigators and support their career progression; 
• Coordinate the development of major research infrastructures and define the policy for their use; 
• Form the various scientific committees and lead the scientific life of IRIC; 
• Oversee the academic affairs of IRIC; 
• Participate in the preparation of the budget; 
• Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students; 
• Participate in the academic and para-academic activities of the university. 

To be successful in this role, you must: 
• Hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent); 
• Have a distinguished scientific record and an excellent publication dossier; 
• Have demonstrated leadership experience in an academic environment; 
• Be interested in a collegial management approach characterized by the ability for consensus building; 
• Have the ability to communicate effectively and motivate employees; 
• Be visionary while demonstrating pragmatism. 

Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a statement of interests, including an outline of their research program (not exceeding three pages) and their qualifications and vision for the scientific development of a cutting-edge research institute (not exceeding two pages), via the Academic Jobs Online website (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20113), by January 15th, 2022. The new Scientific Director could start as early as June 2022. 

About the Université de Montréal 
• One of the leading research universities in Canada. 
• Located in a city ranked among the 10 World's Best Student Cities (QS World University Rankings). 
For more information, please visit www.umontreal.ca

About Montreal 
• A metropolitan area of 4 million people 
• The second largest French speaking city in the world after Paris with a vibrant cultural life in both French and English 
• A cosmopolitan city renowned for the quality of life enjoyed by its citizens 
 For more information, please visit www.mtl.org/en

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Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program (EAEP), 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. 

Université de Montréal embraces a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws, and therefore encourages all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their characteristics. 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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
www.iric.ca
email
 
Université de Montréal
IRIC/Marcelle-Coutu Building
P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3C 3J7

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