Assistant Professor in Pathobiology of Disease
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Assistant Professor - Pathobiology of Disease - 1702420

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine

Department: Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Jan 9, 2018

Job Closing: Mar 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in pathobiology of disease. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.


We seek a candidate who will develop an outstanding, innovative and independent research program to address fundamental biological questions including those pertinent to development and disease. The successful candidate will complement the Department’s existing research strengths in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, systems biology, functional genomics and proteomics, informatics, and translational research as applied to human disease. We also encourage applicants interested in emerging, such as artificial intelligence, or interdisciplinary areas of research.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in the area of biology of health or mechanisms of disease or a related field, at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience, and an established record of research excellence as demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and strong endorsement by referees of high stature. The successful candidate is expected to mount an original, competitive and independently funded research program, and to develop an excellent teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate level. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate teaching excellence as evidenced by performance as a mentor to students, teaching assistant, and/or leading successful workshops or seminars. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology holds a leadership position in Canada and internationally as a premier location for biomedical and life sciences research and education. We are a collaborative community that includes over 350 faculty members which fosters innovation and discovery. Our faculty, fellows and students are highly acclaimed for pioneering advances in some of the most exciting areas of modern science with an impact on human health. The Department is part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and is distinguished as one of the most concentrated biomedical research communities in the world that includes 11 fully-affiliated academic hospitals/research institutes. Interactions of basic scientists with clinicians provide outstanding collaborative opportunities for transformative research. The successful candidate will benefit from the large graduate program including interdepartmental Collaborative Graduate Programs in Neuroscience, Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Sciences, as well as from recent efforts at the University of Toronto and affiliated teaching hospitals to further expand research in stem cell biology; regenerative medicine; cell, tissue and whole-animal imaging; artificial intelligence, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics.

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Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes (in order): 1) a cover letter; 2) a one-page summary that describes education and training history, list of the applicant’s most important publications (up to five), and a 50 word summary of their research focus; 3) a statement of current and long-term research interests (up to two pages); 4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (maximum half page); and 5) a curriculum vitae which includes an explanation of the significance of the most important publications identified in the one-page summary.


Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to Dr. Rita Kandel, Professor and Chair, at Inquiries should be sent to Deadline for applications (including reference letters) is March 15, 2018.


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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/ persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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