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Assistant or Associate Professor (Research)

Montréal, Quebec (CA)
Closing date
Aug 27, 2022

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Doctors, Surgery
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University and College
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Assistant or Associate Professor (Research)

Jarislowsky Foundation Distinguished Scientist in Thoracic Surgery

Faculty of Medicine – Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Position description

The McGill Division of Thoracic Surgery has an opening for an energetic research scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor wishing to become an integral member of a dynamic team of interdisciplinary clinical, fundamental, and translational researchers investigating malignancies of the lung, esophagus, and stomach. The successful candidate will be the recipient of an endowed distinguished scientist award from the Jarislowsky Foundation ensuring salary and operating funds, and the professorial rank will be according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD, post-doctoral fellowship and strong publication track record conducting high quality health services, epidemiologic and/or clinical research, preferably in oncology. The candidate will have experience in the analysis of large administrative datasets; experience in data science techniques including artificial intelligence is considered an asset. An additional focus will be on surgical outcome measures and assessment of patient reported outcomes following cancer treatment.

outcomes following cancer treatment. The successful candidate will seek to place McGill at the forefront of surgical outcomes research in the field of esophageal, gastric and lung cancer, through innovative study design, and bridging the gap between epidemiology and clinical trials in surgery. Canada’s most international university, McGill is located in vibrant multicultural Montreal in the province of Quebec. The Research Institute of the MUHC is a diverse community of basic and clinician-scientists. Its mission is to generate and leverage discovery and innovation to establish the MUHC as a world-class centre of excellence in patient-centered medicine. The Division of Thoracic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery is one of North America’s leading academic chest surgery units, with 6 surgeon-scientists and two full time scientists (cell biologist and computational biologist).

Job Duties

The scientist will develop an independent research program aligned with clinical and epidemiological/health services/quality improvement activities of the Thoracic Surgery Division within the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. The candidate will collaborate with surgeons, scientists and trainees to improve health services, outcomes and/or Reference Number/RL#: C-220606 clinical research in the Division. The candidate is expected to catalyze local and multicenter collaborations with other major institutions in collecting and analyzing clinical data.

The successful candidate should be ready to compete for extramural awards and grants. The scientist will supervise and mentor trainees at the Master’s, PhD and Post-doctoral levels within the division and the Experimental Surgery graduate program, including teaching in the Surgical Outcomes Concentration. They will work closely with the McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology and with other surgical outcomes researchers in the Department. The candidate will be a member of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Research Institute’s Cancer Research Program and its Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, based at the Montreal General Hospital site.

McGill faculty members are expected to contribute to service activities within their units, the University, and the wider scholarly community. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also expected.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The individual will hold a PhD in a relevant area, and have a minimum of two years of post-doctoral experience in epidemiology or health-services research, preferably with experience in esophageal, gastric or lung cancer. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to lead clinical, health services, and/or outcomes research studies, with record of peer-reviewed funding and publications. Expertise with patient-reported outcome measures is an important asset. Experience with the use of artificial intelligence analytic techniques and mobile health is an asset.


Job Type: Contract Academic Staff (Research)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Status: Full-Time

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting Period: Please submit your application within 60 days of the publication of this advertisement.


Applications must be submitted on-line at: Jarislowsky-Foundation-Distinguished-Scientist-in-Thoracic-Surgery--C-220606-_JR0000028486

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 industry.

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,

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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