The Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa is hiring a tenure track Assistant Professor in quantitative biology whose research focuses on the development or application of statistical approaches to addressing complex biological questions. We are particularly interested in candidates who would complement and extend our existing strengths in evolution, ecology, genomics, and statistical genetics. The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach biostatistics at the undergraduate and graduate level in French and English.

The successful candidate will join an innovative and collaborative department of over 40 researchers working in all fields of biology including biodiversity, computational biology, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, and physiology. The Department maintains close connections and collaborations with researchers in the Ottawa region including federal government science departments, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and Carleton University. The Faculty of Science supports several core facilities including a Molecular Biology and Genomics Laboratory to provide access to advanced molecular biology/genomics equipment. Access to high-performance computing and data storage is available through Compute Canada.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Assistant professor salary scale starting at $81,318

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Chair, Department of Biology, 30 Marie Curie, Room 160, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. Email: biochair@uottawa.ca. Telephone: 613-562-5729, fax: 613-562-5486

Skills requirements:

  • Education: D. or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Work experience: A demonstrated record of research excellence that involves the development or application of statistical methods to complex biological problems, and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate training.

Application deadline: Review for applications will begin March 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit an application package, consisting of a single PDF file, which includes the following in the order listed:

  • A letter of application formally expressing interest in the position, summarizing research objectives, outlining teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement regarding their ability to teach in French and English.
  • A full curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Three recent peer-reviewed publications.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.