Université de Montréal Département de pathologie et microbiologie

Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases of Production Animals and Bio-imaging . Posted: June 2021

3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
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Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases of Production Animals and Bio-imaging

Département de pathologie et microbiologie, 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 infectious diseases of production animals, with expertise in bio-imaging applied to animal models. 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 and the USA. The FMV is also within easy reach of the 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. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors.

The candidate will lead an innovative and independent research program and obtain research grants from external organizations, using a modern strategy, including in vivo bio-imaging techniques (fluorescence, bioluminescence, x-rays, etc.) in order to study the dynamics of infection, to discover and validate new approaches for the diagnosis of infectious diseases; or in other applications in the field of infectious diseases of animals. His/her research fields will focus primarily on pathogens causing diseases in production animals. However, interdisciplinary collaborations will be encouraged. The candidate will coordinate the experimental bio-imaging platform at the FMV and will also have access to the Réseau de bio-imagerie du Québec (Québec Bio-Imaging network).

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

  • Teach students enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program;
  • Participate in the teaching and training of graduate students and the mentoring of postdoctoral fellows;
  • Develop an independent research program related to the description of this position; interdisciplinary
    collaboration in research projects is also encouraged;
  • Participate in outreach activities for the discipline (publications, conferences and others);
  • Contribute to the functioning of the institution.

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

  • You must have a Ph. D. and at least one year of postdoctoral experience, in the field of infectious diseases of production animals;
  • You must have experience in bio-imaging;
  • A doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) or the equivalent would be an asset;
  • You must have adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance with 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, postal address) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Christian Bédard, DVM, M. Sc., Dipl. ACVP (clinical pathology)
Chair, Département de pathologie et microbiologie
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, poste 8519
Email: christian.bedard@umontreal.ca 
Website: http://fmv.umontreal.ca/faculte/departements/pathologie-et-microbiologie/ 


Additional information about the position

Reference number FMV 05-21/5_2
Application deadline

Until September 15th, 2021 inclusively

Applications received after the deadline might be considered if no other timely applications meet the requirements.

Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits
Starting date As of January 1st, 2022

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program, 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. We also welcome applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; 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