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Professor – Immunology

Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre

Job posting No 21156

Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position

Decembre 20, 2021 to February 28, 2022

Context and summary

In the context of the newly created Infectiopôle (, Armand Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre (AFSB) of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the field of immunology.

Applicants will be expected to have cutting-edge expertise, preferentially but not exclusively, in the study of infectious or chronic inflammatory diseases, tumor immunity, or immunometabolism. The successful candidate is expected to build and maintain a recognized, innovative, and extramurally funded research program and to teach in the Centre AFSB graduate programs.

INRS is the only institution in Quebec exclusively dedicated to research and to graduate level studies. The Centre AFSB provides recently renovated lab spaces and access to core facilities, including confocal microscopy and flow cytometry, electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, as well as a biosafety level 3 facility. The Centre AFSB campus also hosts the INRS Laboratoire national de biologie expérimentale, a state-of-the-art animal facility, housing multiple animal species under various containment levels.

The collegial work environment at the Centre AFSB comprises fifty faculty members, conducting research and providing advanced training in the areas of infection and immunity, impact of environment and genetics on disease development, discovery of therapeutic and prophylactic agents, and microbial biotechnology,

Main duties and responsibilities

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


  • A doctoral degree in a related biomedical field and have relevant postdoctoral research experience;
  • An excellent record of research accomplishments;
  • Technical and academic expertise that complements the research activities at Centre AFSB (;
  • Aptitude for mentoring and teaching graduate students;
  • Demonstrate a strong potential 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)
Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre
531, boul. des Prairies
Laval (Quebec) H7V 1B7 Canada


In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application including a full curriculum vitae, a copy of their three most significant publications, a description of their current and proposed research, an overview of their teaching and mentoring philosophy and the names and contact information of three references, before February 28, 2022.

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)
Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre
531, boul. des Prairies
Laval (Quebec) 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.