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Université Laval

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Field of Viral Ecology

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Numéro d'offre 13941Job posting period

February 1, 2024 to April 1, 2024


Faculty of Science and Engineering
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics

General information

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Laval University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in the field of viral ecology.

The Department comprises 18 professors who specialize in microbiology, biochemistry, biophotonics, synthetic biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics. Over 300 undergraduate and 80 graduate students are enrolled in our training programs.

Université Laval, located in the heart of Quebec City, is a large research and teaching university known for its culture of excellence in teaching and research.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop a research program in the field of viral ecology. Specifically, the research would aim to characterize the diversity and dynamics of viruses and their relationship with their host and the environment. This research would combine genomics, functional genomics and experimental approaches.
  • Secure funding from major granting agencies.
  • Recruit and mentor graduate students.
  • Participate in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses offered in French by the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics.
  • And more generally, participate in the development and activities of the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Université Laval.

For additional information, please visit the Department's website at www.bcm.ulaval.ca

Selection criterias

The candidate is expected to demonstrate potential for and skills in teaching and research. She or he must have a solid background in microbiology or related sciences and develop an independent research program in the field of viral ecology.

In addition, he or she must

  • Hold a PhD in a discipline relevant to the research area covered by this position.
  • Have a postdoctoral experience or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrate a strong potential to develop and lead an autonomous, original, and high-level research program in the field identified.
  • Demonstrate an interest in recruiting and supervising graduate students.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude or potential for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, for mentoring of graduate students, and a commitment to pedagogical innovation.
  • Demonstrate potential for or commitment to community service.
  • Master French, both orally and in writing (or commit to acquiring it within the deadlines set out in the collective agreement).
  • Demonstrate a match between her/his professional potential and the key competencies required to perform the professorial function. This includes:
    • Analysis, synthesis, and judgment.
    • Creativity and innovation.
    • Communication skills.
    • Interpersonal skills and openness
    • Ability to work as part of a team and with partners.
    • Autonomy and sense of responsibility.
    • Sense of ethics and duty.
    • People management.
  • Demonstrate an interest in participating in the development of Université Laval's Félix-d'Hérelle collection.


  • This is a regular, full-time, tenure-track position.
  • The rank will be determined based on experience.
  • There will be a teaching release during the first year.
  • The annual salary (12 months) for this position, as per the Université Laval collective agreement, ranges from $96,407 to $170,914 depending on rank and step.

Application deadline: April 1, 2024
Job starting date: August 1, 2024

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application package containing a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a 2-3-page description of the research program to be developed, a 1-page description of their preferred teaching approach, and the names and contact details of three people from whom the selection committee may request references about the candidate. The application package should be submitted as a single PDF file via email to:

Michel Guertin, directeur
Département de biochimie, de microbiologie et de bio-informatique
Faculté des Sciences et de Génie
Université Laval

Courriel : mguertin@bcm.ulaval.ca

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.

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