Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbial Virology

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbial Virology

Department: Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Engineering

General Information

More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, a complete university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and research.

The Department of biochemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics has 18 professors with expertise in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, bioinformatics and biophotonics, training close to 400 undergraduate students and over 60 graduate students. The Department also hosts the Félix d'Hérelle Reference Centre for Bacterial Viruses of the Université Laval (

Quebec City was founded by the French explorer Champlain in 1608 and is an UNESCO's World Heritage Site. It represents the perfect marriage of European and North American cultures. Open, dynamic and creative, Quebec City's metropolitan region offers an unparalleled quality of life. As one of North America's safest cities, the region offers free access to the provincial health care system as well as to the public school system, from kindergarten to cégep. The region's housing prices and inflation rates are among the lowest in Canada. Quebec City's metropolitan region has one of the strongest concentrations of researchers and research centers in Canada.

Description of the tenure-track position

? Teaching undergraduate and graduate programs.
? Developing a research program in the field of microbial viruses and supervise graduate students.
? Participating to academic duties.

Selection Criteria
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a very strong externally funded research program,that will complement the Canada Research Chair in bacteriophages, to demonstrate good communication skills in French (or be strongly committed to acquire such skills), to demonstrate high interest and ability in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to supervise graduate students. The selected applicant will also be expected to collaborate with colleagues.

Salary according to the current collective agreement.


Application deadline: September 14, 2012

Starting date: Winter-Summer 2013

Applicants should provide current CV and bibliography, statement of research interests and goals (2-3 pages), and full names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of three scholars who can provide academic references.

Application materials can be e-mailed electronically to Michel Guertin, at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%4d%69%63%68%65%6c%2e%67%75%65%72%74%69%6e%40%62%63%6d%2e%75%6c%61%76%61%6c%2e%63%61%22%3e%4d%69%63%68%65%6c%2e%67%75%65%72%74%69%6e%40%62%63%6d%2e%75%6c%61%76%61%6c%2e%63%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')), or sent to:

Michel Guertin, Head
Département de biochimie, de microbiologie et de bio-informatique
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Fax: 418 656-3664

Additional information about the Department:
Information on the Canada Research Chair in bacteriophages (Sylvain Moineau):
Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply-particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities-but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.

Deadline: September 14, 2012

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