Scientific Director/Faculty position

Please submit your application by January 15, 2022.

Only selected applicants will be contacted.

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Job title

Scientific Director/Faculty position


Upper Management

Mandate description

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.

Main challenges

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.

Through your teaching and research activities, you will also contribute to the visibility of your discipline and actively participate in the operation of a renowned institution. As such, 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.

Job requirements

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;
  • Have experience teaching and supervising students in a university setting
  • Have 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 is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills;

How to submit your application

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), at,  by January 15th, 2022. The new Scientific Director could start as early as June 2022.