Department of Pediatrics and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Position Description

The Department of Pediatrics of McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) invites applications for the newly established Goodman Professorship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Child Health Research at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The successful applicant will hold a full-time academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, as a member of the Contract Academic Staff.

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research center. Located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Canada’s internationally renowned McGill University.

The Research Institute offers a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment that fosters investigator-initiated and discovery-driven research that creates new knowledge in healthcare research along the whole spectrum of investigative activities aimed at improving the health of individual patients across their lifespan. This involves fundamental biomedical research, patient-oriented and applied clinical research, research on health services and health systems, as well as population and health promotion research, including societal and cultural effects on health. Additional information may be found on the web:

Laboratory space will be provided in the new state-of-the-art research facilities at the RI-MUHC Glen Campus, which opened in March, 2015.

Job Duties

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop an independent, innovative fundamental research program in their own areas of expertise within the context of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, which will be competitive for external funding.

  • Actively train and support a diverse group of graduate students at the MSc and PhD level as well as postdoctoral fellows.

  • Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications, reports, public outreach, and other knowledge translation and exchange activities.

  • The candidate is also expected to be actively involved in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, and demonstrate strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or Immunology and Inflammation.

  • Experience in the area of gastrointestinal diseases.

  • A minimum of 2 years postdoctoral training or comparable research experience; and an outstanding scientific track record.

Individuals with an IBD research program that includes bioinformatics and/or computational medicine are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Type: Contract Academic Staff

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Status: Full-time

Salary: The salary will be paid directly by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, through the Goodman Foundation. The start-up package and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting Period: 30 days from date of posting


Applications must be submitted on-line at: academic/positionsavailable

The following supporting documents are required:

  • a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)

  • statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)

  • the names and contact information of three referees

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 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 productively engage with diverse communities.

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, 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, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

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

Posted on November 20, 2018 .