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C&CB is seeking an Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited) in Radiochemistry and/or Radiopharmaceutical Science

McMaster University, a world-leader in medical isotope and radiopharmaceutical research, invites applicants for a new faculty position in the general area of radiochemistry and radiopharmaceutical sciences in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology.  This is a three-year contractually limited faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.

The position will oversee an established radiopharmaceutical research program, which includes outstanding staff and infrastructure notably a dedicated high-level radiation research facility, cyclotron, nuclear reactor, and modern radiopharmaceutical research laboratories. The position is also designed to establish new avenues of independent medical isotope and radiopharmaceutical research.  

To apply, candidates must have completed a Ph.D. and at least one post-doctoral fellowship at a leading institution in an area of radiopharmaceutical sciences. This an ideal position for someone who is looking for a leadership role, a quick start to an academic career and who has the desire to help grow a comprehensive program spanning fundamental research and translation. 

Applicants must have a strong publication record in leading journals, have a track record of writing manuscripts and be excellent communicators with first-rate presentation skills. Experience in writing grants and training in a multidisciplinary research environment are regarded as valuable experiences. Involvement in mentoring graduate students and/or teaching and aspirations to build a leading program that spans discovery through to translation and application of new radiopharmaceuticals are highly desirable.  This faculty position will involve supervising graduate students, applying for grants and contributing to the broader university’s mission to be a world leader in teaching and research. 

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.  Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change. 

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achievin diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.  

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page summary highlighting their top 3 publications specifying the value of the research and their specific contributions. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy and a research plan in the form of a five page NSERC operating grant application describing work to be completed over the first three years of the position should be submitted, along with a statement on equity and diversity. Applications should indicate the names of at least two referees, who will be contacted only for those candidates invited for an in-person interview.

Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 21697) to the attention of: 
Dr. Gillian Goward, Professor &
Chair Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: 
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.    Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-5259140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.     As part of the application process, you are invited to complete a brief diversity survey at the following link:  The survey is voluntary. All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The results of the survey are for institutional planning purposes, and support our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.    Applicants are asked to describe, within their letter of application, their commitment to and demonstrated experience advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings (stated above).    If you have any questions about the Survey, please feel free to contact the Employment Equity Specialist, by phone (905-525-9140 ext. 24395) or email (  For additional information about McMaster University’s Employment Equity Framework, please visit the McMaster Employment Equity website.


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