Location: Montreal, Canada
Type: Professor/Group leader
Faculty of Medicine – Department of Physiology
The Department of Physiology at McGill University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty
position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The Department of Physiology is seeking applicants
who apply artificial intelligence/machine learning to physiological systems. The projected start date for
this position is August 1, 2019.
The Department of Physiology (www.mcgill.ca/physiology/) is world-renowned for its interdisciplinary
research program, which combines a vibrant community in the mathematical and computational
sciences with experimentalists working in a broad range of areas of physiology. The department hosts
the state-of-the-art, Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) with expert research staff as well as the longstanding Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM). The department of
Physiology is proud to host a respectful, multi-disciplinary and inclusive work setting in its multiple areas
of activity, which includes the training of a diverse group of students.
Canada has identified artificial intelligence as a priority area for investment and Montreal is flourishing
as an AI hub (www.montrealinternational.com/en/foreign-investments/sectors/artificial-intelligence/).
McGill has several ongoing AI initiatives, is home to the newly created Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS)
graduate program and has hired researchers in AI/machine learning across several faculties. The current
AI ecosystem in the Montreal area, as well as a diverse faculty of experimentalists and theoreticians in
broad areas of physiological dynamics (cardiac physiology, neurosciences, and imaging) make the
Department of Physiology an ideal place to launch a research program in AI/machine learning as applied
to physiological systems.
McGill University was founded in 1821 and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in
the world and among the top three in Canada. McGill is located in Montreal, Quebec
(www.montrealinternational.com/en/), a multiethnic city with a sparkling cultural life. Montreal has
been selected numerous times as the best city for students in North America. Montreal is safe, housing
costs are among the lowest for cities of comparable size, and overall quality of life is outstanding.
Develop a funded, independent research program;
Supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting research;
Teach in undergraduate, graduate, and medical courses;
Develop new courses and teaching approaches;
Participate in departmental and university committees and activities;
Assume leadership roles in the scientific community;
Promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in all the above activities.
Qualifications and Education requirements
Interested candidates must have a PhD degree in physical or biomedical sciences and demonstrated
expertise and interest in applying AI to biological problems, with at least 2 years of postdoctoral
experience. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: analysis of large image datasets,
interpretable machine learning, AI applied to mathematical models of physiological systems,
metagenomics and human physiology, and biologically inspired neural networks.
A commitment to – and in accordance with circumstances, a track record in equity, diversity, and
inclusiveness is preferred.
Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Job status: Full-time
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting period: 30 days from publication date