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Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in developmental biology

Université de Montréal
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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 ( 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).

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