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Epidemiology Professor

Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre

Job posting No 21111

Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position

September 15, 2021 to November 30, 2021

Context and summary

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is the only institution in Quebec dedicated exclusively to graduate level university research and training. The influence of our faculty and students extends around the world. In partnership with the community as well as the industry, we are proud to contribute to the development of society through our discoveries and through the training we provide to a new generation of scientific, social, and technological innovators.

Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (AFSB) of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of epidemiology. This position is open to all research themes although particular interest may be in the areas of infectious diseases as well as the study of the effects of the environment on health. Regardless of the methodological approaches used, the results should have a strong potential for knowledge transfer. In this sense, the person sought must be able to establish an autonomous, competitive and innovative funding program (grants and sponsorships), and to participate in graduate training.

Centre AFSB offers a stimulating environment in which around fifty professors-researchers carry out research and offer cutting-edge training in various themes, particularly in the study of infections and immunity, the influence of environmental factors and heredity on the development of diseases, the development of new therapeutic and prophylactic agents and the exploitation of microorganisms for the development of biotechnologies. The recruited person will join the epidemiology and biostatistics team, a dynamic and growing group that currently has two research professors and ten research professionals and students.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Develop an original and innovative research program related to the previous description;
  • Work collaboratively with existing research teams and develop and maintain partnerships with groups outside the Centre AFSB;
  • Secure extramural funding (from provincial and federal agencies and also involving various partners from public and private sectors whenever needed / pertinent);
  • Teach and supervise graduate students (both M.Sc. and Ph.D. students), and supervise postdoctoral fellows and research staff.


  • Hold a doctorate in epidemiology or the equivalent and have postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline;
  • Hold an exceptional record of research achievements demonstrating autonomy and originality that will allow the successful development of a solid and independent research program;
  • Possess technical and academic expertise that is complementary to the Centre AFSB (Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology | Research Themes | INRS);
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and networks while collaborating with representatives of clinical, government and public health partners.
  • Aptitude for fundamental and applied research, as well as multidisciplinary teaching and mentoring at the master and doctorate levels;
  • Entrepreneurial qualities and demonstrated ability to secure research funding from granting agencies.

Working language

French is the working language of the Institute. Fluency in English is required.
Candidates whose native language is not French are encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.


Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie
531 boul. des Prairies
Laval (Québec) H7V1B7 Canada


In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application from INRS Web Site including a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of their three most significant publications, a description of their current and proposed research, an overview of their teaching interests and the names and contact information of three references, before November 30, 2021.
Any additional documents that cannot be transmitted electronically but are necessary to complete your application should be sent by mail to the following address:


Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie
531 boul. des Prairies
Laval (Québec) H7V1B7 Canada

INRS is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion and invites all qualified candidate to apply, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, in relation to the Equal access to employment programs. However, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you anticipate requiring adaptive measures, or for any questions concerning equity, diversity and inclusion at INRS, please contact

INRS also asks its selection committees to take account of career interruptions and special circumstances when reviewing applications. Applicants are therefore invited to indicate the nature of these interruptions or special circumstances in their cover letter.