Assistant Professor in Milk Production Biosafety

Université de Montréal - Montréal, QC (14 months ago)

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Assistant Professor in Milk Production Biosafety
Département de pathologie et microbiologie, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified
candidates for an Assistant Professor position in biosafety in the field of milk production. The FMV is located
in Saint-Hyacinthe, the agricultural capital of Quebec with 53 000 inhabitants. The FMV is located 60 km (37
miles) from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international airport and excellent connections to Europe and the
USA. The FMV is also within easy reach of the beautiful, historic Quebec City. The FMV is located off campus,
but maintains strong collaborative ties with other faculties at Université de Montréal and other universities
within the province. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors.

The candidate will be expected to conduct an independent and innovative research program and to obtain
external research grants in the field of milk production and biosecurity. He or she will collaborate with the
holder of the new research chair in milk production biosecurity. This research chair is focused on three
themes: 1) Identification of key biosecurity methods to control the prevalence and to prevent the introduction
or propagation of diseases in dairy herds; 2) Validation of diagnostic strategies to support rigorous biosecurity
programs; 3) Development of effective and economically sustainable surveillance tools and monitoring
programs in milk production biosecurity.

The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with different research groups of the Faculté de
médecine vétérinaire having similar research objectives, including the Regroupement FRQ-NT Op+lait, the
Mastitis Network, the Groupe de recherche en santé bovine and the Groupe de recherche en épidémiologie
des zoonoses et santé publique.

To learn more about the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire and to discover its dynamic faculty life, please visit
our website.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de

médecine vétérinaire:
Through your teaching and your research activities, enhancing the reputation of your discipline and playing
an active role in the overall operations of a renowned institution. As such, you will:

Teach students enrolled in the undergraduate DVM program;
Teach and train graduate students (MSc and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows;
Develop an autonomous research program in an area linked to the assignment; collaboration with the

ongoing projects of the research chair is also encouraged;
Participate in outreach activities (publications, conferences, etc.);
Contribute to the University activities.

To succeed in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

PhD in a discipline where a population-based approach is used and applied to dairy production

(epidemiology, population medicine, animal health economics, data science);
Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent;
Adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering

the proficiency level required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An
institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their
communication skills.

How to submit your application

All candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, detailing their research interests and career objectives,
as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone
numbers, email, address, fax number) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Christian Bédard, DVM, M.Sc., Dipl. ACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, extension 8519
Email :
Website : :

Additional information about the position

Reference number FMV_05-20/6

Application deadline Until September 1st, 2020

Applications received after the deadline will be considered if no other timely
applications meet the requirements.

Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of

Starting date As of January 1st, 2021 or as soon as possible

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program,
UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –
confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. We also welcome
applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files
submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.