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Tenure-track positions in Parasitology: The Institute of Parasitology at McGill University seeks to fill two tenure-track positions; the first is at the level of Associate Professor/Full Professor and the second is at level of Assistant Professor. Candidates holding a PhD or equivalent with demonstrated success in research excellence, and potential for high quality teaching in the broad area of Molecular Parasitology or Immunoparasitology are invited to submit their applications. The appointee at the rank of Associate Professor/Full Professor should have a track record commensurate with an appointment as a Tier I Canada Research Chair. We seek applicants with a history of excellent and impactful publications and successful achievements in securing extramural research funding. Applications are encouraged from scientists working on parasite systems of veterinary and human importance, in particular with research programs focusing on molecular or immunological aspects of parasitology. The appointees are expected to develop a competitive research program supported by external funding and will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching within the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and McGill University have a large and dynamic community of researchers focused on parasitic infections, including genomics, proteomics, imaging, drug research and clinical applications provide outstanding opportunities to establish multidisciplinary collaborative projects. Quebec’s prominent and interactive community of parasitologists, who are members of the Centre for Host-Parasite Interactions, provides attractive possibilities to develop new research linkages. McGill University is an English language institution functioning in a bilingual (French, English) environment. Candidates should forward a CV, summary of research plans and the names of three referees by August 1, 2017 to:

Armando Jardim, PhD
Institute of Parasitology
McGill University
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada H9X 3V9
Phone (514) 398-7612
E-mail: armando.jardim [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Faculty%20Position%20Enquiry) (Armando Jardim)

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 orientation 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.

On encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l'immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiens ainsi qu'aux résidents permanents 

Offre de Poste menant à la permanence: L’Institut de Parasitologie de l’Université McGill est à la recherche de candidats pour occuper deux postes de faculté menant à la permanence: le premier est une position de professeur agrégé ou de professeur titulaire, et le second est un poste de professeur adjoint. Les candidats titulaires d’un doctorat ou équivalent démontrant une expérience significative en recherche et en enseignement dans les domaines de la parasitologie moléculaire ou de l’immunoparasitologie sont invités à soumettre leur candidature. Le candidat retenu au poste de professeur agrégé ou de professeur titulaire doit détenir une expertise lui permettant d’être titulaire d’une chaire de recherche du Canada Tier 1. Les candidats doivent démontrer une excellente feuille de route en termes de productivité de recherche (publications) et de succès à l‘acquisition de subventions de recherche extra-muros. D’autre part, le programme de recherche devra porter sur les systèmes parasitaires d’importance, en particulier sur les aspects moléculaires ou immunologiques de la parasitologie. Les candidats retenus devront développer un programme de recherche compétitif subventionné par des octrois externes et devront participer à l’enseignement des 1e/2e/3e cycles au sein de la Faculté des Sciences de l’Agriculture et de l’Environnement. La Faculté des Sciences de l’Agriculture et de l’Environnement et l’Université McGill regroupent une large et dynamique communauté scientifique dans le domaine des infections parasitaires, intégrant génomique, protéomique, imagerie, développement de médicaments et diverses applications cliniques. Ce large éventail de recherche permettront aussi d’offrir d’excellentes opportunités d’établir des projets multidisciplinaires collaboratifs. L’Université McGill est une institution anglophone évoluant dans un environnement bilingue (français et anglais). Les candidats intéressés doivent soumettre un curriculum vitae, un résumé faisant état des principaux intérêts de recherche, et le nom ainsi que les coordonnées de trois personnes prêtes à fournir des références, d’ici le 1er août 2017 à l’adresse suivante :

Armando Jardim, PhD
Institute of Parasitology
McGill University
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada H9X 3V9 Phone (514) 398-7612

Fax (514) 398-7857
E-mail: armando.jardim [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Faculty%20Position%20Enquiry) (Armando Jardim)

L'Université McGill souscrit à la diversité et à l'équité en matière d'emploi. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d'emploi: des femmes, des peuples Autochtones, des minorités ethniques, des personnes handicapées, des personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles, des minorités visibles, et d'autres personnes qui pourraient contribuer à une plus grande diversité. On encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l'immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiens ainsi qu'aux résidents permanents. 

 

Graduate Student Positions

Masters or PhD in Professor Jianguo (Jeff) Xia's Lab

Jeff Xia Two positions (one PhD student and one Research Associate) are available for highly motivated individuals who are interested in bioinformatics and big data analytics. The applicants should have an MSc degree from a related field. For the RA position, strong experience in R and statistics is required. Details on Dr. Xia’s research can be found from his lab website (xialab.ca). Please send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to jeff.xia [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Graduate%20Student%20Position) ( Jeff Xia)

MSc or PhD in Professor Robin Beech's Lab

Robin Beech Highly motivated individuals with a background in genetics, evolution and molecular biology who are interested in the nematode nervous system. Projects involve using the ideas of molecular evolution and bioinformatics combined with wet lab techniques to investigate the function of neurotransmitter receptors that form the principal targets for the action of anthelmintic drugs. Please send curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for three references to robin.beech [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Graduate%20Student%20Position%20Enquiry) (Robin Beech).

TA Positions

“A Teaching Assistant is a graduate student appointed to assist a Course Supervisor with the instruction and evaluation of students in a course. A teaching assistant works under the guidance and supervision of the Course Supervisor who is responsible for setting the course objectives, content and method of instruction as well as final grades and grading practices of the course.”

Further information about teaching assistantships at McGill University can be found on the AGSEM website. NOTE: All applicants must apply in writing, using the application form, within ten (10) working days from the close of the posting. Announcements are considered tentative, pending final determination of course offerings and enrollments.

Rate that will be paid is: $28.61 per hour
Start: 5 Sept. 2017 End: 16 Dec. 2017

BTEC 501 Bioinformatics Instructor: Jeff Xia

1 Position, 45 hours
Duties: Attend classes and host a tutorial each week to assist students with hands-on exercises. Assist with grading the mid-term exam and five practical assignments.

BTEC 620 Biotech Laboratory 1 Instructor: TBA

2 Positions, 75 hours each
A graduate student, preferably doctoral, with experience in protein expression purification, cloning, plasmid preparation, column chromatography and HPLC. Duties include solution preparation, student evaluation, and the grading of assignments.

LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 Instructor: Armando Jardim

2 Positions, 75 hours each
Graduate student to help undergrads with assignments; general student consultation; invigilation; marking exams (2 mid-terms and 1 final).

PARA 438 Immunology Instructor: Jerry Aldridge

1 Position, 45 hours
Help undergraduate students with assignments; respond to general questions in immunology during office hours; do invigilation; assist with grading (1 mid-term and 1 final exam).