Assistant Professor in Bioaerosols
Laval University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the field of Bioaerosols

More than a school, Université Laval is an entire community in the heart of Quebec City, a complete
university recognized for its leadership and its culture of excellence both in teaching and in

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics of the Faculty of Sciences and
Engineering at Université Laval invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track
faculty position in the field of bioerosols and affiliated with the Canada Research Chair on

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics is composed of 19 professors
working in the area of microbiology, biochemistry, biophotonics, synthetic biology, systems biology
and bioinformatics. There are currently over 300 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students
enrolled in its academic programs.

Position description

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Develop a research program in the field of bioaerosols within the research center of the
Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ);
• Obtain external funding to support the proposed research program;
• Participate in the teaching in French language of courses offered by the Department of
Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics;
• Recruit and supervise graduate students;
• Participate in the activities related to the collective missions of the Department and the


Candidates will have to demonstrate their potential and expertise in teaching and in conducting
research activities. They must possess a solid expertise in microbiology, or related science, and
demonstrate their potential for developing an independent research program in the area of
bioaerosols or aerobiology. Applicants must also demonstrate the following:

• Hold a Ph. D. degree in a relevant discipline;
• Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, of at least one year at the time of application;
• A strong potential to develop and conduct an externally funded research program;
• The interest to recruit and supervise graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels);
• The interest to collaborate with the Canada Research Chair on bioaerosols (holder
Caroline Duchaine, at the research center of IUCPQ and
with other professors of the Department;
• The interest and pedagogical skills for teaching;
• Good oral and written communication skills in French (or to be strongly committed to
develop them and in accordance with the collective agreement for Professors).

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an
inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a
source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations,
gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.
Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members
of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the
selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete
confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to
qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

Employment conditions

Rank according to experience.

Salary according to the prevailing collective agreement at Université Laval (between 86 359$ and
152 626$, depending on rank and experience).

Position starting date: June 1, 2022
Posting end date: February 1, 2022

Web links for additional information:

Information on the Department:
Information on the Canada Research Chair on bioaerosols:
Information on the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ):

Procedure to submit an application

Interested persons are requested to submit a dossier containing a presentation letter, a detailed
curriculum vitae, the proposed research program (2-3 pages) and the names and full contact details
of three reference persons, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation. The
application must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to:

Manon Couture, department head
Department of biochemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics
Faculty of sciences and engineering
Université Laval
Email :

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