Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Structural Biology

McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
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Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Structural Biology

The Department of Biochemistry of McGill University invites applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the field of Structural Biology.

If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Structural Biology, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

A Tier 1 CRC is a senior chair to be held by a full Professor or an Associate Professor who will earn a senior promotion within two years of acceptance of the award. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at


The candidate will be expected to establish and carry out independently funded research programs in applying their skills to develop and disseminate novel approaches to structural biology, genome stability, and cancer research.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D degree (or equivalent qualification) in Structural Biology and be at Associate Professor or full Professor level.

Additional Information

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

The following supporting documents are required from external applicants:

  • a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
  • statement of research (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
  • the names and contact information of three referees

Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at (514) 398-1660 or at Associate Provost Campbell can also answer questions related to equity, diversity and inclusion, or privacy concerns the candidate may have related to self-identifying.

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