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Assistant/Associate Professor (Research), Single Cell, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

McGill University - Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Commensurate with education and experience
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Nov 11, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Research), Single Cell, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery (4 positions) (C-220801 – C3-220801), McGill University


Position description

The Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Montreal Neurological Institute Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University invite applications for up to 4 Contract Academic Staff (Research) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Single Cell Neurobiology. Applications are especially encouraged from individuals applying both wet lab and computational Single Cell approaches to the study of neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuro-immunological diseases, epilepsy, rare neurological diseases and other brain disorders.

The Neuro is an integral part of McGill University, located in downtown Montreal; one of the most multicultural and lively cities in North America. McGill University offers a leading international research environment in neuroscience and has recently been awarded major funding for a research program in using cell approaches to understand the brain and brain disorders. The neuroscience community at McGill and in greater Montreal is one of the largest and most diverse in North America.

The Neuro provides a highly integrated research and clinical environment, with 9 research groups home to approximately 80 principal investigators, clinics specialized in neurology and neurosurgery, and a clinical research unit conducting multiple clinical trials; this provides a unique environment for studying fundamental and applied neuroscience. 

The Neuro has embarked on a journey to set a global precedent as the first academic institute to fully embrace the principles of Open Science. In that context, the Institute highly encourages its researchers to work under these principles.

Job Duties

• Conduct vigorous cutting-edge research augmenting the existing efforts of the Neuro’s research groups;
•Develop a research program in their own areas of expertise and in coherence with the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and The Neuro;
• Independently acquire sufficient funds to support training of graduate students at the M. Sc. and PhD levels;
• Disseminate research findings through peer-review publications, and other knowledge translation and exchange activities;
• Contribute to classroom teaching within their area of expertise.

McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • PhD, MD/PhD in neuroscience or a related field of research with advanced Post-Doctoral training;
  • Exhibit evidence of both an exceptionally strong research productivity and the ability to attract competitive funding in their own area of expertise and in coherence with the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Neuro;
  • Proven potential to advance the field of neuroscience;
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to, and in accordance with circumstances, a track record in – equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI);
  • Working knowledge of French or a commitment to acquiring it within a few years of appointment;
  • Exhibit evidence of teaching experience.

Faculty/Department/Unit: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Neurology and    Neurosurgery
Employee Type: Contract Academic Staff ('Academic Contractual')
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Job Status: Full-time

Posting Period: 30 days

The following supporting documents are required:

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of research;
  • Names and contact information of three referees.

Use a personal email address when creating an account in Workday to submit your application. Do not use or email accounts to apply. Please apply at this link:  Assistant/Associate Professor (Research), Single Cell, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery (4 positions) (C-220801 – C3-220801) (

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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