The Research Center of Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine (CHU Sainte-
Justine-RC), in partnership with the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology of
Université de Montréal (UdeM), is seeking applicants to fill a Principal Investigator
position at the rank of Assistant Research Professor in the field of developmental biology.
The applicant’s research program should address specific biological questions relevant to
the physiopathology and management of developmental disorders and cancers. Preference
will be given to candidates using zebrafish as a research model.
CHU Sainte-Justine is a reference center for the investigation and treatment of pediatric
disorders, including rare genetic disorders and cancers. The new principal investigator will
play a pivotal role in complementing the research strengths of the CHU Sainte-Justine-RC
in the use of developmental biology to understand and cure these disorders. A dynamic
collaboration between clinician scientists and basic scientists promotes unique possibilities
for the development of high impact translational projects, both at the provincial and
national levels. Our researchers have access to a number of cutting-edge technological
platforms (e.g., single-cell sequencing, gene editing, genomics, microscopy, etc.) in
addition to mouse and zebrafish facilities. Montreal was named « the world’s best city for
international students ». The city is ripe with « joie de vivre », great gastronomic offerings,
an energetic and diverse cultural scene, and inviting outdoor activities.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree, with significant postdoctoral experience and a strong
publication record. Candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, internationally
recognized, and externally funded research program and contribute to teaching as well as
to some administrative and academic activities at the CHU Sainte-Justine-RC and UdeM.
Applications must be submitted electronically to Dr. Jacques L. Michaud, CHU Sainte-
Justine-RC (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications received by October
24, 2023 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.
Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of
research interests (3-page limit).