Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Mitochondrial Biology)

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8M5

Tenure Track Position in

Mitochondrial Biology


The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.  We are seeking a researcher studying mitochondrial biology.

The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with over $340 million in annual research funding. It is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in the country and the largest bilingual university (French and English) in the world. Located on the unceded territory of Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada's Capital.

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is comprised of over 100 faculty members, features a vibrant research atmosphere addressing fundamental questions in basic biomedical research with strong links to translational and clinical research. It offers two graduate programs and actively participates in several undergraduate degree programs.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research and to contribute extensively to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher rank of Associate and Full 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 revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; d) supervision of graduate students and other research trainees.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate according to qualifications and experience. Note: salary for higher ranks is commensurate according to rank and experience.

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 the University policy.

Location of work: Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5

Contact information: Ms. Christina Sardella, Supervisor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5 Email: Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8228

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD or MD/PhD in mitochondrial biology or a relevant field.
  • Work experience: Demonstrated relevant experience with excellent research achievements in the area of mitochondria.  A focus on mitochondrial dynamics and inter-organelle communication would be an asset. 
  • A commitment to teaching and graduate training
  • A strong track record in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills in either English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

Application deadline: December 1, 2021. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website:

Applications must contain: a brief teaching statement, a description of current and future research plans;  a curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of four references.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.


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