Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics/Artificial Intelligence (Tenure –Track)

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics/Artificial Intelligence (Tenure –Track)

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position related to Bioinformatics/Artificial Intelligence within the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology. The new faculty member will have a background that will allow them to successfully develop a dynamic and collaborative research program that includes a focus on Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence and data integration. The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology comprises over 100 faculty members, features a vibrant research atmosphere addressing fundamental questions in basic biomedical research with strong links to translational and clinical research. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The candidate will also become a member of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, which develops and applies novel technologies, approaches and model systems to elucidate complex issues in biology.


Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess an appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities evidenced by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students and other research trainees.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Salary will be calculated as per articles of APUO Collective Agreement.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.


Education: PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant field, such as Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Biology or Human Genetics

Work experience: Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, with demonstrated excellent research achievements. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary collaboration. Excellent communication skills in either English or French.

  • How to Apply

    Application deadline: December 22, 2020. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A brief teaching statement and a description of current and future research plans should be submitted together with a curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of reference to: Chair, Bioinformatics/AI search Committee Faculty of Medicine University of Ottawa 451 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5 Or by email: subject line “OISB-BMI – Bioinformatics/AI”