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INRS calls for applications for two new Canada research chairs

July 14, 2017 | Vice Rectorat, Research and Academic Affairs

Update : November 11, 2020

Within the framework of its 2017 budget and to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the federal government is making available to the eligible university establishments, high-level research chairs to enhance the reputation of Canada as a world center of excellence in science, research and innovation. The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program provides for a one-time investment wich allow the Canadian educational establishments, within the framework of an open competition, to attract to Canada academics and leading researchers who working abroad (including Canadian expatriates).

In this context, INRS, which wishes to increase its own research capabilities, will accept applications from outstanding candidates active in one of the research disciplines of its four centers, with the aim of presenting two candidates within the framework of the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program competition. Thus, INRS intends to propose the creation of two chairs, each worth $7M over 7 years.

For more information, see Canada 150 Research Chairs Program webpage

Call for applications AP 17-03

Requirements and particular skills

  • Present an exceptional record of research realizations;
  • Demonstrate internationally acknowledged leadership in the candidate’s field of expertise;
  • Be capable of working on a team and within networks from a multidisciplinary perspective, while collaborating with representatives from various organizations;
  • Possess aptitudes for teaching and for supervising graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, as well as directing research staff.

Eligibility of the candidates
Only candidates who are working abroad, including Canadian expatriates, are eligible to apply.

Statement regarding equity
INRS implements an equal access employment program and employment equity program and encourages women, visible and ethnic minorities, natives as well as handicapped persons to apply.

INRS acknowledges that career interruptions may have repercussions on a candidate’s realizations. In such cases, candidates are encouraged to explain the circumstances surrounding such interruptions as well as their impact on the evolution of their career.

How to apply?

Call for applications was closed on august, 10 2017.

About INRS

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is a graduate and post-graduate research and training university. First research-intensive University in Canada in terms of grants per professor, INRS brings together some 150 professors and more than 800 students and postdoctoral fellows in its centers in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. Conducting fundamental research essential to the advancement of science in Quebec as well as internationally, INRS research teams also play a critical role in developing concrete solutions to societal challenges.