Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre
Job posting No 21057
Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position
Context and summary
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is the only institution in Quebec dedicated exclusively to graduate level university research and training. The influence of our faculty and students extends around the world. In partnership with the community as well as the industry, we are proud to contribute to the development of society through our discoveries and through the training we provide to a new generation of scientific, social, and technological innovators.
The INRS and its Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (AFSB) research center wish to recruit a professor in the field of population genetics for the joint research unit (UMR) created in partnership with l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC). The person sought will have expertise in population genetics with more specific (but not limited to) interests in epidemiology, including studies on First Nations and Inuit populations, genetic epidemiology, statistics applied to health (biostatistics), as well as genetic analysis from metadata such as the BALSAC population file and the biobanks available at UQAC. Whether the research is applied or fundamental, based on modeling or the development of innovative approaches, the results should have a high potential for knowledge transfer. In this sense, the person sought should be able to establish an autonomous, competitive and innovative funding program (grants and sponsorships), and to teach in the various graduate programs.
Main duties and responsibilities
Develop, within the framework of the multidisciplinary scientific program of the UMR INRS-UQAC, innovative research activities in the field of population genetics;
Establish collaborations with research teams from UMR INRS-UQAC, those from the AFSB Center and research teams from UQAC. The ability to develop partnerships with the public and private sectors will be considered an asset;
Ensure funding of research activities by obtaining external grants from public and private organizations, or in partnership with the private sector;
Participate in teaching and training activities, particularly in the graduate programs, as well as in the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and research staff.
French is the working language of the Institute. Fluency in English is required. Candidates whose native language is not French are encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.
In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their application, their full curriculum vitae, a copy of their three most important publications, a three-page summary of their research interests, a statement of their teaching and training experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees before July 7, 2021. Any additional documents that cannot be transmitted electronically but are necessary to complete your application should be sent by mail to the following address:
INRS is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion and invites all qualified candidate to apply, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, in relation to the Equal access to employment programs. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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INRS also asks its selection committees to take account of career interruptions and special circumstances when reviewing applications. Applicants are therefore invited to indicate the nature of these interruptions or special circumstances in their cover letter.
Hold a doctorate in genetics, genomics, epidemiology, biostatistics or have relevant research experience in a related discipline (postdoctoral fellowship an asset);
Have an excellent record of research accomplishments that will allow the successful development of a strong and independent research program;
Possess research and academic expertise that is complementary to the AFSB Center INRS | Research Themes: Finding sustainable and innovative solutions and relevant to the research objectives of the new UMR created in partnership with UQAC;
Contribute to the development of the INRS-UQAC UMR;
Be able to work within interdisciplinary teams and networks while collaborating with representatives of public and private partners;
Have skills for basic and applied research as well as for teaching and supervising graduate students;
Possess and demonstrate an ability to obtain research grants from granting agencies
Additional Salary Information: In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.