Bihler Chair in Stem Cell Research University of Manitoba










The University of Manitoba (UM), located in the multi-cultural and vibrant city of Winnipeg, is the province of Manitoba’s primary research-intensive institution, and offers over 100 degree, diploma and certificate programs to more than 30,000 students from around the world. 


The Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, invites applications for recruitmentto University of Manitoba and the Bihler Chair in Stem Cell Research, combined with a full-time tenure track (PhD) or contingent position (MD)to the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health. The position start date will be January 1, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment will be at a salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experienceThe University of Manitoba offers good working conditions, a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package. Cross appointment will be established to the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics.


The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) are collaborating with the Centre of Excellence for Regenerative Medicine to recruit an excellent translational researcher, who has a strong link with one or more of the fields of expertise of research groups in CHRIM and RegenMed. Examples are lung, diabetes, primary immunodeficiency, and / or neurodevelopmental, or hematological/oncological research endeavors.


The Chair in Stem Cell Research, which resides in the Regenerative Medicine Program, is aimed to position the University of Manitoba as a world leader in stem cell research. The Chair holder will support research and training that aims to enhance the competitiveness of theUniversity of Manitoba in stem cell research at national and international peer reviewed funding agencies. The Chair will contribute significantly to the body of scholarship in stem cell research and promote a program in stem cell research that can translate to the improved health of individuals. The Chair will provide mentorship and opportunities for young investigators. The Chair will develop and maintain critical intramural and extramural links and collaborations that serve to promote research at the University of Manitoba. The initial term of appointment to the Chair will be five years. Renewal is subject to a successful review of performance within the context of the Regenerative Medicine Program’s research strategy.


We encourage applications from candidates having a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent. Priority will be given to candidates who hold an academic appointment as Assistant, Associate or full ProfessorCandidates must show evidence of a history of excellence in research, as evidenced by a strong publication record in high impact journals and acquisition of national or international peer reviewed grants or contracts; a history of mentoring junior colleagues and investigators; and a history of effective and productive collaboration with intramural and extramural investigators and institutions. 

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, 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.


Application materials 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 March 3, 2018 or until the position has been filled.


Interested candidates should submit the following materials: 1) letter of application, 2) outline professional and teaching interests2) two page outline of research plans, 3) curriculum vitaeand 4) names and contact information of three referees on or before March 3, 2018.


Applications should be sent by email to, to the attention of:


Dr. Terry Klassen

Head, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health

Max Rady College of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Children’s Hospital
CE208 - 840 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1S1

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