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Assistant Professor- Biomanufacturing, Bioengineering Department- McGill University

Department of Bioengineering- McGill University
Montréal, Quebec (CA)
commensurate with Experience
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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The Department of Bioengineering invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position. The position ranks is at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department, which is in a rapid growth phase, has recently started a concentration in Biomanufacturing within the Graduate Program in Biological and Biomedical Engineering.

The successful candidate will assist in this growth, while maintaining McGill’s international reputation of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates with demonstrated achievements in bioprocessing and biomanufacturing of biologics will be preferred.

Established in 2012, the Department of Bioengineering is the newest department to join McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering. The Department focuses on three major streams of knowledge: biological materials, mechanics, and sensing; biomolecular, cellular, and tissue engineering; and biological information and computational bioengineering.

We are seeking outstanding candidates whose research focuses on process sciences for the manufacturing and delivery of biologics in the health sector. The areas of expertise include the bioprocessing/biomanufacturing of biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines, cell and gene therapy vectors, recombinant proteins, nucleic acids (mRNA and DNA), or other biologics of public health value. Aside of these general areas of activity, the successful candidate will also have demonstrated broad knowledge and achievements in one of the areas of advanced bioprocessing, process analytical technologies and/or process digitalization. Preferably, the successful candidate will also have constituted evidence of effective teaching.

 The successful candidate will play a leading role in teaching courses in bioprocessing of biologics including cell culture engineering, downstream processing, formulation and delivery, analytical technologies, and data sciences.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any area of life sciences or Engineering, with preference for a first degree in engineering. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required.

The Department is committed to excellence in teaching and values service contributions of its Faculty members to the University, the profession, and society at large. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to the mission of the University, demonstrated through outstanding activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

Please refer to  for a complete listing of the courses offered by the Department of Bioengineering.

The expected appointment start date is January 1, 2024.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.


Application should be submitted using this weblink

Qualified applicants should submit a single application package online which includes the following:

1) A Cover letter and a curriculum vitae

2) A two-page statement outlining research and teaching goals

3) Copies of three recent publications

4) Names and contact information of at least 3 referees who will be asked to provide confidential reference letters shortly after the initial application submission

Application deadline is 30 days of the publication of this advertisement; or until position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to Department of Bioengineering Chair

McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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