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Professor- Microorganisms and biotechnology

Armand-Frappier Biotechnologie Research Centre

No 24025

February 23th, 2024 to March 24th, 2024

Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position


The 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 microbiology. INRS is the only university in Quebec dedicated exclusively to research and to graduate training.

This position is part of the “Microorganisms and biotechnology” theme ( of the Center’s scientific program. Interested candidates must have a solid expertise in microbiology in order to develop, as part of the Centre’s multidisciplinary programs, innovative research activities, particularly in the study of microorganism-host interactions (plant, insect, animal, human, etc.), environmental microbiota (soil, water, etc.), or agri-food microbiology. Research topics involving big data analysis, modeling, synthetic biology, or systems biology approaches will be considered assets. The successful candidate must be able to obtain the external funding required to establish and maintain an independent and innovative research program in microbiology, to supervise graduate students, and to teach in graduate programs of the AFSB Center.

The Centre AFSB provides its faculty with renovated laboratory spaces and access to various infrastructures and core facilities, including a biosafety level 3 laboratory, confocal microscopy and flow cytometry, electron microscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance platforms. In addition, the Centre has close ties with the INRS Laboratoire national de biologie expérimentale, a facility on campus dedicated to research on small and large animal models. Note that the AFSB Center is the only member of the Pasteur Network in North America.

The collegial work environment at the Centre AFSB comprises about fifty faculty members pursuing multidisciplinary research and providing cutting-edge training in various topics, aimed at improving health and the environment. Thus varied subjects such as the development of new strategies to combat pathogens and other invaders (e.g. biological control), the optimization of bioprocesses, the biocatalytic synthesis of compounds of industrial or agri-food interest, the conversion of biomass and the utilization of microorganisms/microbiota for the development of biotechnologies are of interest.

Main duties and responsabilities

  • Establish an independent and innovative research program.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external collaborations.
  • Secure external research funding.
  • Participate in teaching, supervision and training activities.


  • Doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience in a relevant biological and/or biotechnological discipline.
  • An excellent record of research achievements.
  • High skills for teaching and supervising graduate students.
  • Strong potential to secure research funds from granting organizations or external partners.

Working language

French is the working language of the Centre. Fluency in English is required.

Candidates for whom French is not a usual language are strongly encouraged to submit their application. The selected candidate will be invited to perfect their knowledge of French during their first contract period (3 years, renewable after evaluation). The Centre will provide them all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of French.


Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie (AFSB)
531, boulevard des Prairies
Laval (Québec) H7V 1B7 Canada


In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.

How to apply

INRS encourages candidates, meeting the requirements of the position, to apply online via the INRS website in the “Careers” section no later than March 24th, including:

  • their complete curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of their three most important publications;
  • a three-page description of their future research program;
  • an overview of their teaching and mentoring philosophy;
  • the name and contact information of three references.

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
Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie
531, boulevard des Prairies
Laval (Québec) H7V 1B7 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.