The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal (UdeM) invites applications for a Principal Investigator/Faculty position in Biological/Biomedical Sciences related to cancer.

IRIC’s primary goal is to better understand the biological processes that contribute to cancer and identify ground-breaking avenues in the development of effective therapies. IRIC is located in a state-of-the-art building on the main campus of UdeM. It currently hosts 28 Principal Investigators and over 450 trainees, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and support staff. IRIC also comprises several cutting edge core facilities, including Bioimaging, Biophysics & NMR, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, High-Throughput Screening (chemical, RNAi, and CRISPR), Bioinformatics, Histology, Medicinal Chemistry, Proteomics, and one of the largest animal facilities in Canada. A collegial, dynamic and curiosity-driven research environment is a defining feature of the Institute. For more information, please visit us at

We are seeking exceptional candidates who will lead basic or translational research programs 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.

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests (including an outline for their research program), along with three letters of reference via the website by November 15th, 2018. Applications will only be accepted in electronic (PDF) format. Recruited candidates could start as early as fall 2019.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent) and have an outstanding publication record. Candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, internationally recognized, externally funded research program. IRIC – UdeM offers competitive recruitment packages commensurate with experience and qualifications, a research intensive environment, state-of-the art facilities and competitive graduate training programs. The new Principal Investigator will be cross-appointed as a faculty in a Department of the Faculty of Medicine of UdeM.

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Employment Equity Program

The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal people.

Immigration Requirements

In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


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