Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

Position #30473
University of Manitoba

The Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute beginning January 4, 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment will be at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD and several years of postdoctoral experience with strong demonstrated experience in cancer research.  Potential areas of research include, but are not restricted to, molecular biology, tumor immunology, genomics or hematopoiesis. The successful candidate will be offered a primary appointment in either the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, or the Department of Immunology depending on their individual qualifications and expertise. The successful candidate will be a Scientist of the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute.

The Institute and The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have strong interdisciplinary and translational research teams in several areas of cancer research, including leukemia, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independently funded research program within the Institute and collaborate with clinical departments and, it is hoped, the research teams described above. The selected individual will also contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their primary department and service-related activities.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a qualified individual to contribute to the ongoing success of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and to create a new level of interdisciplinary research and collaboration in a department with complementary and diverse skills.

The Research Institute is based at CancerCare Manitoba, the sole provider of cancer services to the Province with outstanding opportunities for clinical and translational collaboration. The Institute is an established centre of excellence in research in leukemia and cell death, and provides extensive infrastructure support to its researchers with the generous support of the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.

CancerCare Manitoba is affiliated with The University of Manitoba and The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, a major center of medical education and research linked to sister institutions throughout Canada and the world. The University offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs embracing basic biomedical sciences, clinical medicine and population health. The Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics and the Department of Immunology have a rich history of research and graduate education, and are committed to providing high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and professionally in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Faculty of Science, and in community outreach.

Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLBGTQ+.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. Applications will be accepted until November 30th 2021 or until the position has been filled.

Candidates are encouraged to forward a CV, a letter of introduction, a 5 year research plan and the names of three referees in confidence. The research plan should be up to 5 pages in length including figures and be written along the lines of a research grant application and include major objectives, background, rationale, aims and experimental program. Send by email to both:


Dr. Peter Nickerson

Vice Dean Research

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

Email: peter.nickerson@umanitoba.ca


Dr. Neil Watkins

Chief of Research

CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute

CancerCare Manitoba

Email: nwatkins@cancercare.mb.ca