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Call for applications: Canada Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Laval University

Date Posted Apr. 2, 2019
Title Call for applications: Canada Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences
University Laval University
Québec, QC, Canada
Department Faculty of Pharmacy
Application Deadline Jun. 17, 2019
Position Start Date To be confirmed
  • Research Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Faculty of Pharmacy of Université Laval, the first francophone university established
in North America, located in Quebec City, invites applications for the creation of a Canada
Research Chair (CRC) Level 2 in pharmaceutical sciences.

This Tier 2 CRC is targeting exceptional promising researchers. Candidates should have
obtained a PhD diploma within the last 10 years and lead a robust research program as
well as showing interest and competency in teaching.

Research themes

The candidate will need to develop an innovative research program in pharmaceutical
science, from the development and characterization of drugs to drug usage and effects in
populations. Examples of relevant themes include: biotechnologies, integration and use of
massive data, biological drugs, pharmaco-economics. Other relevant research themes will
also be considered.

Criteria for evaluation

Among others, will be evaluated:
- the potential to develop and lead a competitive and funded research program;
- the potential to teach, recruit and train excellent undergraduate and graduate students
and postdocs.

The application selected by the Faculty of Pharmacy will further be examined and evaluated
by Université Laval, and by the CRC federal program before final approval. To know more about the CRC program, please visit the following website:

University’s policy regarding equity, diversity and inclusion

In accordance with the university’s policies regarding the hiring of new personnel, notably
with respect to its program of equal access to employment, Université Laval favors
excellence in research and in research training and warrants equal opportunities for all
candidates. The University supports these principles by highlighting that excellence and
equity are complementary and compatible.

Therefore, Université Laval has defined is action plan regarding equity, diversity and
inclusion (link in French) to increase the representativeness of women, members of the
Indigenous communities, person living with a handicap and people belonging to visible
minorities among recipients of Canada Research Chairs within our institution.

The present call is opened to all applications. However, because of underrepresentation of
people living with a handicap and people belonging to visible minorities within current CRC
recipients and to respect the commitments regarding equity and diversity, special attention
will be given to applicants auto-identifying as a member of these two abovementioned
groups. We thus encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their
letter of intent in their application. For more information about equity, please contact the
faculty representative.

Candidate who have obtained their most recent diploma more than 10 years ago (and
whose career has been interrupted for the reasons mentioned below) can have their
admissibility to a Tier 2 CRC evaluated according to the CRC Program. To obtain more
information, contact Jean-Philippe Marquis ( ) au Vice-rectorat
à la recherche, la création et l’innovation de l’Université Laval.

Career interruptions and delays

To respect its commitments in terms of diversity and equity, Université Laval recognizes
that career interruptions like parental leave, medical leave, clinical training, health-related
family issues or handicaps can have adverse effects on productivity and research
accomplishments. Candidates are therefore encouraged to mention these aspects within
the letter of intent in the application, when applicable.

Furthermore, within the scope of this call for applications, conciliation measures can be
confidentially offered to people living with a handicap. If you require such a conciliation
measure, please contact the person in charge of equity, diversity and inclusion
considerations at the Faculté de Pharmacie M. Nicolas Bertrand
(, 418-525-4444 extension 46302).

Submission of the documents

The following documents need to be submitted:
- a letter of interest and a complete CV;
- a research program of 3 to 6 pages, excluding references and figures;
- a list and contact information for 3 references.

Documents need to be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and sent by
email at The deadline for applications is June 17th, 2019, 9h00

Only selected applications will be contacted for interviews, planned in June 2019.

Additional information:

Faculty contact on equity and diversity: Dr Nicolas Bertrand
Faculty contact on the CRC competition: Dr Frédéric Picard

  • In accordance with the requirements of the Department of Immigration Canada, this offer is intended primarily for Canadian citizens and residents and permanent residents of Canada. However, non – Canadian candidates will be considered. Université Laval is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dean of the Faculty
    Faculty of Pharmacy
    Laval University
    1050, Avenue De La Médecine
    Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, Room 2684
    Québec, QC G1V0A6
  • 418 656-2131 #3119


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