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Assistant Professor (Research), Molecular Neurobiology

Université McGill

The Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre’s McGill Group for Suicide Studies invite applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Research) in the field of molecular neurobiology with an emphasis on human postmortem studies of suicide and major depressive disorders. The successful applicant will hold an academic appointment as a member of the Contract Academic Staff.

With over 55 researchers spanning the full range of mental health research (neuroscience, clinical, services, policy, and epidemiology/population health), the Douglas Hospital Research Centre has been an international leader in mental health research for more than 30 years. Integrated within the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, a psychiatric hospital, and the much larger Montreal West-Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, the Douglas Hospital Research Centre also offers significant opportunities for carrying out research in collaboration with a wide range of nearby mental health services.

McGill is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with students from over 140 countries. The university is located in Montreal, a multicultural cosmopolitan city with great cultural and linguistic diversity.

Job Duties

• Develop a research program in the field of human postmortem brain research and functional genomics of major depressive disorders and suicide.
• Independently acquire sufficient funds to support training of a diverse group of graduate students at the MSc and PhD level.
• Participate actively in all aspects of McGill’s academic mission, with demonstrated strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas (research, teaching, supervision of graduate students, and involvement in academic and administrative committees).

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Applicants must hold a PhD in neurosciences or a related field with advanced post-doctoral training. Research experience related to functional genomics, epigenetics, and molecular biological applications for post-mortem tissue, including single cell approaches is a requirement.
Evidence of exceptionally strong research productivity, with a demonstrated ability to attract competitive funding is an asset.
A working knowledge of French, or a commitment to acquiring it within a few years of appointment, is essential.


Job Type: Contract Academic Staff

Rank: Assistant Professor

Job status: Full-time

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and paid directly through the Douglas Research Centre

Posting period: 30 days from the date of posting


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 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, 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