Assistant Professor in Pharmacology of Cannabinoids
Université de Sherbrooke
June 12, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position linked to a privatefunded research chair in the Department of Pharmacology-Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Department of Pharmacology-Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke seeks to consolidate the department’s expertise in pharmacology with a new line of research on cannabinoids and their medical applications.
The Department has a long standing, world-class history of GPCR research applied to cardiovascular diseases and neuroscience. We are now seeking individuals with innovative research programs in the pharmacology of cannabinoids applied to neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, or other physiological systems to complement/consolidate the current themes of the Department. In particular, we encourage applications from individuals with experimental expertise in the following fields: structural biology, cell signaling, in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active, externally funded independent research program and to obtain salary support (scholarship) from external sources (ex. FRQS).
The Department of Pharmacology-Physiology has 18 tenured/tenure-eligible faculty and offers a BSc in pharmacology as well as MSc and PhD degrees in pharmacology or in physiology. Most members of the department have their lab space in the Institute of Pharmacology. The Institute is equipped with the most recent technologies and was just awarded a 6.8M$ infrastructure grant to update its medicinal chemistry, biochemical, biophotonic, microscopy, mass spectrometry, and behavioral platforms. The Institute of Pharmacology provides access to cutting edge scientific equipment facilities and a strong interdisciplinary research environment with a major focus on neuroscience, cardiovascular and cancer research as well as biomedical technologies. It also promotes the development of collaborations with the private sector.
UNIVERSITY'S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION The University is committed to making a priority of these values as strategic factors of excellence. This commitment is stated in the University's Plan d'action d'équité pour les programmesinterorganismes (2017–2022). The University invites all qualified individuals to apply, in particular, women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities under the Programme d'accès à l'égalité en emploi (PAEE). The selection tools can be adapted, with an assurance of complete confidentiality, to the needs of persons with disabilities who so request. The University also encourages individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution renowned for its human dimension, its innovative operating style and its partnering with professionals. The Université de Sherbrooke is host to more than 31,000 students (from 97 countries and territories worldwide), and another 11,000 students are registered at the University of the Third Age. There are 6,800 employees at the Université de Sherbrooke.
PRINCIPAL CHALLENGES AND DUTIES
Teach at all graduate and undergraduate levels.
Supervise graduate and doctoral students.
Develop fundamental and applied research activities and maintain a competitive externally funded research program and to obtain salary support (scholarship) from national or provincial sources.
Take part in university life.
Contribute to community service.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in pharmacology, physiology as well as in the medical student curriculum, and participate in the training of graduate students (MSc, PhD, PDF). The recipient is expected to develop strong leadership within the growing field of medical cannabis. Knowledge of the French language, or commitment to learn the language in the short term, is essential.
Anticipated start date: between January and July 2019. Review of applications will begin no later than July 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
We encourage you to submit your application electronically by clicking on "POSTULER." Please attach your curriculum vitae, plan of research interests (max 2 pages), copies of the three most significant publications, and contact information for three referees sent directly by the signatories to the following :
Pr. Louis Gendron : Louis.Gendron@USherbrooke.ca
Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree, a minimum of three years of postdoctoral studies, an outstanding publication record and a competitive research program within the identified fields.
Internal Number: 03157
About Université de Sherbrooke
The Université de Sherbrooke is a French university located in the province of Québec, Canada. The Department of Pharmacology-Physiology has 18 tenured/tenure-eligible faculty and offers a BSc in pharmacology as well as MSc and PhD degrees in pharmacology or in physiology. Most members of the department have their lab space in the Institute of Pharmacology. The Institute is equipped with the most recent technologies and provides access to cutting edge scientific equipment facilities and a strong interdisciplinary research environment with a major focus on neuroscience, cardiovascular and cancer research.