Research Unit Director (Principal Investigator)

Montréal, QC

The Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is calling for applications for a Research Unit Director (Principal Investigator) position in research areas related to or complementing one of the four research centers at the IRCM. The position offers attractive start-up funds, equipment, laboratory space and salary. The selected candidate will be expected to develop a strong independent and externally-funded research program and to contribute to graduate student supervision and teaching, as well as institutional activities. The candidate will hold a Research Professor appointment (Assistant, Associate, or Full, depending on experience) at Université de Montréal, with the possibility of a cross-appointment at McGill University.


Potential candidates should:

  • Hold a PhD and/or a MD
  • Have a demonstrated outstanding record of achievements and excellence in research
  • Have an interest in teaching


Interested candidates are invited to send their CV, including contact information for three professional references, and a statement of present and future research interests (maximum 3 pages) to


Applications will be evaluated starting on April 15th but this position will remain open until filled.



About the Montreal Clinical Research Institute

Founded in 1967 and based in downtown Montreal, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is an independent highly interactive and multidisciplinary research institute that conducts cutting edge discovery and clinical biomedical research. Driven by life, the Institute aims at improving health knowledge through research excellence, independence, collaboration and innovation, in order to pave the way towards new generations of solutions and treatments. The Institute brings together over 400 scientists, trainees and professionals, in 35 laboratories working in the fields of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Cell and Developmental Biology; Cell Signaling; Epigenetics and Gene Regulation; Immunobiology; Cardiometabolic Health; Metabolism and Lipid Biology; Medicinal Chemistry; Protein and RNA Biology; Neuroscience; and Bioethics. Its activities are also supported by research clinics specializing in hypertension, nutrition, diabetes, and COVID-19, as well as a Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults. The Institute also holds numerous technical and technological core facilities, which constitute a great asset for the scientific community.


The IRCM is affiliated with Université de Montréal and associated with McGill University and its clinic is affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). The IRCM receives support from the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation du Québec


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