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Associate or Full Professor (Research)

McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
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 Associate or Full Professor (Research)

Jarislowsky Foundation Distinguished Scientist in Thoracic Surgery Epidemiology  


Faculty of Medicine – Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery/McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) 

Position description

The McGill Division of Thoracic Surgery is seeking to hire a Research Scientist at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (Contract Academic Staff) wishing to become an integral member of a dynamic team of clinical, fundamental, and translational researchers and surgeon scientists investigating malignancies of the lung, esophagus, and stomach. The professorial rank will be according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will have a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology with experience interrogating both local clinic and large national administrative databases for outcomes. An additional focus will be on surgical outcome measures and quality of life following resection of these cancers based on existing large local prospective institutional databases. 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.

Canada’s most international university, McGill is located in vibrant multicultural Montreal in the francophone 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-centred medicine. The Division of Thoracic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery is one of North America’s leading academic chest surgery units, with surgeon-scientists (MD-PhDs) and two full time scientists (cell biologist and computational biologist). The division leads Canada’s largest and most comprehensive upper GI cancer programs, and one of the largest lung cancer programs in North America. This surgical volume drives a strong commitment to scientific discovery in bench, translational and clinical research platforms.

Job Duties

The scientist will be involved in expanding the clinical and epidemiological research activities of the Thoracic Surgery Division within the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. Duties include coordinating the clinical research activities of the Division of

Thoracic Surgery, and collaborating with other major institutions in collecting and analyzing clinical data. The scientist will supervise students within the division and the Experimental Surgery graduate program and work closely with the McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The individual shall hold a PhD, have post-doctoral experience, and have a strong research background in epidemiology, preferably with expertise in esophageal or lung cancer.



Job Type: Contract Academic Staff

Rank: Associate / Full 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:


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 hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. 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 productively engage with diverse communities.

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, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

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


Posted: 2019-06-17 Expires: 2019-07-17

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