Assistant / Associate Professor Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Biology Laboratory

McGill University Department of Otolaryngology


Assistant or Associate Professor
Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Biology Laboratory
Faculty of Medicine - Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Position Description

The McGill University Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is currently inviting
applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to lead the
head and neck cancer fundamental and translational research laboratory. The professorial rank will be
determined according to the candidate's qualifications and experience.
This program is part of the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University
Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The successful candidate will be named Director of the Head and Neck Cancer
Biology laboratory.

Canada's most international university, McGill is located in vibrant, multicultural Montreal in the
francophone province of Quebec.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will supervise and support graduate students as well as be involved in
establishing and leading the head and neck cancer translational research laboratory of the Department to
perform basic and translational research. The academic appointment will be primarily within the
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery ( with a membership in the
RI-MUHC Cancer Research Program. There will be a close affiliation with the McGill Goodman Cancer
Research Centre, and associate membership in the Department of Oncology and Division of Experimental
Medicine. This position will be based within the RI-MUHC at the Glen Site, within the McGill integrated
multidisciplinary cancer research team.

The incumbent will be involved in expanding the research activities of the Head and Neck Cancer Program
with direct access to pre- and post-treatment fresh tumor tissue as well as the biobank. Duties include
maintaining strong collaborations with the Goodman Cancer Research Center of McGill University and the
Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. The incumbent is also expected to be actively involved
in all aspects of McGill's academic mission: research, teaching, supervision of graduate students, and
service to the community, including local committee work and administrative duties related to the
research program. The incumbent must also demonstrate vigorous commitment to equity, diversity and
inclusion in all their activities.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The individual shall hold a PhD or MD/PhD and have post-doctoral experience. The candidate is expected
to have a strong research background in cancer biology, preferably with expertise in head and neck cancer
and genomics including excellent skills with cellular and molecular techniques, biomarker identification,
and validation. Necessary qualifications for the position include research excellence as evidenced by
recent funding, such as a fellowship obtained from peer-reviewed granting agencies, and lead roles in
peer-reviewed publications in strong journals. This research profile should be strong enough to qualify
the candidate to apply for grants and to pursue an independent research program in head and neck
cancer. A record of accomplishment in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness is an asset.


Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Job status:


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: Please submit your application within 30 days of the publication of this


Applications must be submitted on-line at:
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 is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour
and excellence. 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 engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination
and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact
both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or

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, or that 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, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

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

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