Université de Montréal Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

Assistant Professor in Reproductive Biotechnology. Posted: September 2022

3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2

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Assistant Professor in Reproductive Biotechnology

Department of Veterinary Biomedicine, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire


The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Professor position in Reproductive Biotechnology to join the dynamic multidisciplinary team of the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine. The FMV is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, the agricultural capital of Quebec with 57 000 inhabitants. The FMV is located 60 km (37 miles) from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international airport and excellent flight connections to Europe, the USA and South America. The FMV is also within easy reach of beautiful, historic Quebec City and Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The FMV is located off campus, but maintains strong collaborative ties to other faculties at the Université de Montréal and other universities within the province. FMV is ranked among the top 35 veterinary educational institutions in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors. To learn all about the FMV and discover the effervescence of its faculty life, visit our Website.

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire is seeking expertise in the fields of in vitro gametogenesis, in vitro culture and reconstitution of reproductive organs, and assisted reproductive technologies. Germ cell epigenetics and the impact of environmental factors on the reproductive system and fertility are also areas of interest. Highly qualified candidates with expertise in these fields and connected areas are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join the Centre de recherche en reproduction et fertilité (CRRF) of the Université de Montréal, a cross-faculty research center among the largest in the world in this field.

The successful applicant is expected to develop a cutting-edge independent, extramurally funded research program, and to interact with members of the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine and other departments/colleagues of the FMV to develop multidisciplinary collaborative research projects.

Knowledge transfer from fundamental research to clinical application is a significant goal in the One Health vision of animal, human and environmental health. This position is at the heart of the FMV’s commitment to training future generations of veterinarians and research scientists equipped to meet the challenges facing the application of research to animal and human health in a changing world.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire :

Through your teaching and your research activities, enhancing the reputation of your discipline and playing an active role in the overall operations of a renowned institution. As such, you will:

  • Develop an independent research program aligned with the posting, the activities of the department and the Faculty;
  • Participate in teaching of veterinary undergraduate students;
  • Supervise and train graduate students at Master’s, Ph. D. and postdoctoral levels;
  • Participate in outreach activities for your discipline (publications, conferences, others);
  • Contribute to the overall operations of the University (departmental or faculty committees).

To succeed in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Ph. D. degree in a relevant area;
  • Postdoctoral experience (or equivalent) would be considered an asset;
  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DMV) or equivalent would be considered an asset;
  • Strong track-record of publications demonstrating scientific excellence;
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, critical to establishing collaborative research within the Department of Veterinary Biomedicine and the Faculty;
  • 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

All candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent detailing their research interests and career objectives, including a summary of their research program proposal and a short description of their teaching philosophy as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers, email, address) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr Younès Chorfi, DMV, M. Sc., Ph. D.
Chair, Department of Veterinary Biomedicine
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, ext. 8299
Email: younes.chorfi@umontreal.ca 



Additional information about the position

Reference number FMV 09-22/3
Application deadline

Until September 30th, 2022 inclusively

Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date As of January 1, 2023

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.
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