Faculty Position in Quantitative Biology (tenure-track)

University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Faculty Position in Quantitative Biology (tenure-track)

The Department of Biology (https://science.uottawa.ca/biology/) at the University of Ottawa is hiring a tenure track Assistant Professor in quantitative biology whose research focuses on the development or application of statistical approaches to addressing complex biological questions. We are particularly interested in candidates who would complement and extend our existing strengths in evolution, ecology, genomics, and statistical genetics.

The successful candidate will join an innovative and collaborative department of over 40 researchers working in all fields of biology including biodiversity, computational biology, cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary biology, and physiology. The Department maintains close connections and collaborations with researchers in the Ottawa region including federal government science departments, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and Carleton University. The Faculty of Science supports several core facilities including a Molecular Biology and Genomics Laboratory to provide access to advanced molecular biology/genomics equipment. Access to high-performance computing and data storage is available through Compute Canada.


The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach biostatistics at the undergraduate and graduate level in French and English.


  • Education: Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Work experience: A demonstrated record of research excellence that involves the development or application of statistical methods to complex biological problems, and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate training.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should submit an application package, by email (biochair@uottawa.ca), consisting of a single PDF file, which includes the following in the order listed: A letter of application formally expressing interest in the position, summarizing research objectives, outlining teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement regarding their ability to teach in French and English; a full curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; three recent peer-reviewed publications.

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