University of Alberta

Tenure Track(Contingent) Assistant or Associate Professor

MED Laboratory Med & Pathology

Competition No.  -    A104433472
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) position in the area of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology. 

The Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology is a unique interdisciplinary program that offers exciting opportunities for training and research in areas bridging analytical chemistry, toxicology, and environmental and health sciences. Our faculty hold many prestigious awards and often have joint appointments with the School of Public Health, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physiology, and the Government of Alberta (Alberta Health). Our Division of 40 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and staff carry out cutting-edge research in the development of analytical and bioanalytical technology, biotransformation of environmental contaminants and therapeutic drugs, human exposure assessment, effects of emerging contaminants on human health, molecular mechanisms of effect, and biomarkers. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of- the-art analytical instrumentation (e.g., eight mass spectrometers), ultra-clean preparation rooms, and cell culture facilities.

The successful candidate will be offered a tenure-track appointment contingent on ongoing government funding in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, which offers a comprehensive benefits package. They will be appointed within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, residing within the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Applicants must have a PhD, postdoctoral experience and a proven record of high-quality research. Candidates will also have a demonstrated track record of strong peer-reviewed publications in any aspect of bioanalytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, toxicology, and environmental health. Cross-disciplinary research relating to cancer, public health, molecular biology, nanotechnology,biomedical engineering, and pharmacology is also of interest.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative independent research that will attract external funding and outstanding research trainees. There will also be significant opportunities for collaborations with multidisciplinary research groups within the University. A competitive start-up package and research support will be provided, and the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to apply for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of- the-art equipment essential to their work. Contribution to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching and mentoring, will be expected.

Further information about the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology can be found at the-department  and and-pathology/divisions/analytical-and- environmental-toxicology respectively. Inquiries about Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology can be addressed to its director Dr. Chris Le (

Edmonton ( is a vibrant Western Canadian city of ~1 million people including an excellent public school system and a full slate of sports, arts, music, restaurants, and numerous parks to enjoy the outdoors, many along the North Saskatchewan River.  Jasper and Banff National Parks in the beautiful Rocky Mountains are a 3-4 hour drive away.  The University of Alberta ( is home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff and is ranked as a top 5 research-intensive university in Canada and top 100 in the world.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your cover letter.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your cover letter.

To apply, please submit electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal (~5 pages), teaching interest, and the names/contact information of three references to the Chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, preferably as a single PDF document, before October 31, 2017.

Address the cover letter to:

Dr. Michael Mengel
Chair and Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Faculties of Medicine & Dentistry
4B1.18 Walter Mackenzie Center
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.