Assistant Professor in Pharmacology of Cannabinoids (Tenure-track)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position available in the Pharmacology of Cannabinoids
Department of Pharmacology-Physiology | Institut de pharmacologie de Sherbrooke

Faculty Position Announcement

The Department of Pharmacology-Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke seeks to consolidate the department’s expertise in pharmacology with a new line of research on cannabinoids and their medical applications. The Department invites applicants to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position linked to a private-funded research chair.


The Department has a long standing, world-class history of GPCR research applied to cardiovascular diseases and neuroscience. We are now seeking individuals with innovative research programs in the pharmacology of cannabinoids applied to neuroscience, cardiovascular diseases, or other physiological systems to complement/consolidate the current themes of the Department. In particular, we encourage applications from individuals with experimental expertise in the following fields: structural biology, cell signaling, in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active, externally funded independent research program and to obtain salary support (scholarship) from external sources (ex. FRQS).


Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree, a minimum of three years of postdoctoral studies, an outstanding publication record and a competitive research program within the identified fields.


The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in pharmacology, physiology as well as in the medical student curriculum, and participate in the training of graduate students (MSc, PhD, PDF). The recipient is expected to develop strong leadership within the growing field of medical cannabis. Knowledge of the French language, or commitment to learn the language in the short term, is essential.

Working environment

The Department of Pharmacology-Physiology has 18 tenured/tenure-eligible faculty and offers a BSc in pharmacology as well as MSc and PhD degrees in pharmacology or in physiology. Most members of the department have their lab space in the Institute of Pharmacology. The Institute is equipped with the most recent technologies and was just awarded a 6.8M$ infrastructure grant to update its medicinal chemistry, biochemical, biophotonic, microscopy, mass spectrometry, and behavioral platforms. The Institute of Pharmacology provides access to cutting edge scientific equipment facilities and a strong interdisciplinary research environment with a major focus on neuroscience, cardiovascular and cancer research as well as biomedical technologies. It also promotes the development of collaborations with the private sector.
Screening of applications will begin July 1st, 2018.
contact info: To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, plan of research interests (max 2 pages), copies of the three most significant publications, and letters from three referees sent directly by the signatories to the


End date: 2018-07-10