Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the field of Bioaerosols

Numéro d'offre
Job posting period

16-11-2021 to 1-02-2022


Faculté des sciences et de génie
Département de biochimie, de micriobologie et de bio-informatique

General information

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

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics of the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering at Université Laval invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of bioerosols and affiliated with the Canada Research Chair on Bioaerosols.

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics is composed of 19 professors working in the area of microbiology, biochemistry, biophotonics, synthetic biology, systems biology and bioinformatics. There are currently over 300 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students enrolled in its academic programs.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop a research program in the field of bioaerosols within the research center of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ);
  • Obtain external funding to support the proposed research program;
  • Participate in the teaching in French language of courses offered by the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics;
  • Recruit and supervise graduate students;
  • Participate in the activities related to the collective missions of the Department and the Faculty.
Selection criterias

Candidates will have to demonstrate their potential and expertise in teaching and in conducting research activities. They must possess a solid expertise in microbiology, or related science, and demonstrate their potential for developing an independent research program in the area of bioaerosols or aerobiology. Applicants must also demonstrate the following:

  • Hold a Ph. D. degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, of at least one year at the time of application;
  • A strong potential to develop and conduct an externally funded research program;
  • The interest to recruit and supervise graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels);
  • The interest to collaborate with the Canada Research Chair on bioaerosols (holder Caroline Duchaine, https://bioaerosols.ulaval.ca/) at the research center of IUCPQ and with other professors of the Department;
  • The interest and pedagogical skills for teaching;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in French (or to be strongly committed to develop them and in accordance with the collective agreement for Professors).
Hiring and treatment

Rank according to experience.
Salary according to the prevailing collective agreement at Université Laval (between 86 359$ and 152 626$, depending on rank and experience).


Application deadline: February 1, 2022
Job starting date: June 1, 2022

Interested persons are requested to submit a dossier containing a presentation letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, the proposed research program (2-3 pages) and the names and full contact details of three reference persons, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation. The application must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to:

Manon Couture, department head
Department of biochemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics
Faculty of sciences and engineering
Université Laval
Email : manon.couture@bcm.ulaval.ca

Information on the Department: www.bcm.ulaval.ca  
Information on the Canada Research Chair on bioaerosols: https://bioaerosols.ulaval.ca/en/
Information on the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ): https://iucpq.qc.ca/en/research/research-centre

Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

  • Formulaire de recherche