Tenure-track Position in Ovarian Cancer Biology

University of Ottawa


The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position related to Cancer Research within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.  The applicant must be willing to develop a program that includes a focus on ovarian cancer. This department, comprised of over 100 faculty members, features a vibrant research atmosphere addressing fundamental questions in basic biomedical research with strong links to translational and clinical research.

The successful candidate will be expected to obtain an appointment in the Cancer Therapeutics Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  The successful candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities evidenced by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate according to APUO salary scale. Note: salary for higher ranks is commensurate according to rank and experience.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5.  Laboratory and office space located in the Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6.

Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD or MD/PhD
  • Work experience: Postdoctoral experience with demonstrated excellent research achievement. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary collaboration. Excellent communication skills in either English or French

Application deadline: November 8, 2019. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

A brief teaching statement and a description of current and future research plans should be submitted together with a curriculum vitae and four confidential letters of reference to:

Chair, Ovarian Cancer Biology Selection Committee
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
2033 - 451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5

Or by email: glcampb@uottawa.ca subject line "Ovarian Cancer Biology"

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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