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The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track joint position between the Departments of Food Science and Animal Science as Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Food Microbiology, Food Science, Animal Science or related areas with particular background and interest in investigating the safety and quality of food products from animal livestock with post-doctoral experience. Candidates should have a successful track record of publications in high impact journals or potential for scientific achievement and the ability to attract funding from national and international agencies. The successful candidate is expected to lead a strong research program in the area of safety and quality of foods from the farm to the consumer with a focus on utilization of advanced technologies, pathogenesis, and genomic and molecular based approaches to controlling foodborne pathogens. The ideal candidate is expected to complement the expertise of the Ian and Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety and should have the ability to network with government and industry stakeholders, as well as participate in collaborative research. In addition, the candidate will develop a teaching program that should cover the detection, identification and control of food-borne pathogens in the production and processing of food and is expected to teach courses in introductory and advanced food microbiology and in food-borne pathogens.

The expected start date is August 1, 2016. Interested applicants are asked to submit electronic version of a signed letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), research and teaching interests as well as the names of three referees willing to provide letters of recommendation to the Search-Committee at position [dot] faes [at] mcgill [dot] ca

The closing date for applications is March 20, 2016 (or until the position is filled)

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from Montreal’s city centre and the downtown Campus.  It is in close proximity to the Montreal life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. The Campus comprises 650 hectares which, in addition to the farm, houses the Morgan Arboretum, the Emile A. Lods Agronomy Research Centre, and experimental field stations. The Faculty has an exceptionally strong record in research, and graduate and undergraduate training in agricultural, environmental, food, and human nutrition sciences, as well as molecular biology, biotechnology and bioresource engineering. The Faculty actively supports inter-disciplinary teaching and research, and contributes to McGill’s global leadership position through numerous international research and field training programs. The Faculty is equipped with an array of laboratories and equipment to carry out fundamental research in food science, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, bioinformatics, welfare, and food safety.  The Macdonald Campus Farm is situated directly on Campus and offers exceptional opportunities for observational and experimental research in dairy cattle (an 88-tie stall Cattle Complex) and Poultry (a biosecure facility for layers and broilers). Additional information concerning McGill, its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the two respective departments can be found on their respective web sites (www.mcgill.ca, www.mcgill.ca/macdonald, www.mcgill.ca/animal, and www.mcgill.ca/foodscience).



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