Professor of Electrical Engineering Polytechnique Montréal Canada

PROFESSOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - TRANSMEDTECH
CHAIR IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Job Reference Number: 18-PR-15
Posting/Closing Date: November 7th 2018 to February 15th 2019
Workplace: Montreal
Departement or service: Department of Electrical Engineering

Position summary

Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect,
openness and diversity. Recognized as one of Montreal's best employers, it offers excellent
working conditions, notably by fostering its employees' work-life balance and well-being.
Polytechnique has an equal access employment program and encourages women, members
of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities to apply.
Accommodation can be provided at the request of persons with disabilities or based on other
characteristics. Applying to Polytechnique means taking a leap toward a rewarding career
and opening up to a world of opportunities.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a
world-renowned engineering university that operates in a STARS certified environment. It
excels in multidisciplinary and multisectoral research and in high-quality training at all
academic levels. Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal now numbers more than eight
thousand five hundred students and relies on the expertise of more than a thousand persons
with a wide variety of qualifications. In advocating sustainable development, Polytechnique
stands out by its leading-edge innovations and its active role in technological, economic and
social development. Polytechnique positions itself locally, nationally and internationally by
favouring synergy among research ecosystems.

Polytechnique Montreal is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position with the
Department of Electrical Engineering. This position falls within the application areas of the
TransMedTech Institute. The TransMedTech Institute originated from an initiative led by
Polytechnique Montreal in collaboration with 4 partner institutions (CHU Sainte-Justine,
Université de Montréal, CHUM, Jewish General Hospital) and around 30 other partners. The
TransMedTech Institute is supported by Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the Quebec
Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, and by
multiple government, philanthropic, socio-economic and industrial partners. The Chair will
benefit from the support of the TransMedTech Institute and the exceptional environment
offered by the TransMedtech LivingLab, an open innovation ecosystem. The LivingLab
includes researchers from Polytechnique Montréal departments of Chemical Engineering,
Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Software Engineering and its
partner institutions.

The Department of Electrical Engineering has 31 professors, one senior lecturer, 26 support
staff, many postdoctoral researchers, professional researchers and research assistants, 476
undergraduate and 162 graduate students. The department leads internationally-recognized
research, in close collaboration with industry, in several core areas such as: biomedical
engineering, medical imaging, automation and systems, power systems and networks,
microelectronics, telecommunications and microwaves, etc.

Major responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the basic duties of this position with a
dynamic and creative approach. In particular, he/she will:

 take part in teaching and in laboratory activities for undergraduate and graduate
courses in electrical
 engineering;
 supervise and lead graduate students;
 initiate and carry out leading-edge research projects;
 collaborate with research teams within Polytechnique Montreal and other institutions,
notably TransMedTech Institute;

develop and maintain collaborations with industry.

Area of expertise

The candidate will be an expert in theoretical and technological tools associated with
biomedical science with an emphasis on emerging fields coherent with the development in
the department of a critical mass of high level in the field. More specifically, but without
exclusion, applications can include:
 Development of hardware enabling novel acquisition techniques in magnetic
resonance imaging and/or positron emission tomography. Detectors and scintillators,
gradients, antenna, integrated electronics for detection.
 Development of integrated devices, using electrical, fluidic or optical (e.g.
optogenetics) transduction mechanisms to measure and intervene on neural, cardiac
or muscular physiology.
 Development of integrated systems, on-chip, to sense artificial organs/organoids with
the goal of evaluating novel therapies in personalized cellular models of end-organs.
 Analysis of medical images at scale (big-data), linking analyses with genomics,
machine learning, proteomics and metabolomics.
 Development of non-invasive technologies to identify novel biomarkers of
neuromuscular deficits.
 Brain machine interfaces.

Start date

June 2019

Essential qualifications

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in
a relevant field of expertise. The successful candidate will be registered on the roll of the
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) as an engineer, or take the necessary measures to be
registered on the roll of the OIQ as an engineer before applying for tenure. Relevant industry
experience is an asset. Since the teaching language is French, the candidate will have to
demonstrate adequate mastery of spoken and written French before applying for tenure.
Conditions of employment
This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the
collective agreement.

Applications

Candidates should submit an application file that consists of a curriculum vitae, a statement
of teaching goals and research priorities, a roadmap for integration of their activities into
those of TransMedTech Institute, records of teaching effectiveness, official records of
diplomas, the names of three references, several examples of work relevant to the position
and examples of recent contributions. Applications must be received by February 15th, 2019
at 5 PM to the attention of:

Yves Goussard, Professor and Chairman
Department of Electrical Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal
Applications must be submitted using the following link: :
http://ge.grames.polymtl.ca/18-PR-15

This posting may be extended past February 15th 2019. Examination of applications will
begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, in accordance with immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority


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