Faculty Position in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 20 2016
Position Type
Full Time




Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program

The Hospital for Sick Children

University of Toronto





The Developmental & Stem Cell Biology (DSCB) Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), in conjunction with Medicine by Design (MbD) at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a permanent Scientist position at SickKids. The successful candidate must also be eligible to hold an academic appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Applications should be in the fields of mammalian Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.  Research programs that involve the use of pluripotent and/or somatic stem cells to study human developmental biology and disease processes will be given strong consideration.  Areas of interest include cellular engineering, tissue engineering and 3D organoid formation, lineage commitment and maturation, stem cell-tissue integration, synthetic biology of stem cells, and endogenous stem cell stimulation.  

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent, as well as significant postdoctoral experience and a proven record of outstanding scientific accomplishments in aforementioned research areas, as demonstrated by publications in leading journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain an original, competitive, and independently funded research program of international calibre. Collegial interaction will be an important element in success. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within the range $100K – $150K CAD. A competitive benefits package is being offered along with support for relocation expenses.

Medicine by Design harnesses the exceptional expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals at the convergence of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and medicine to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Medicine by Design is made possible thanks in part to a $114-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. (http://www.mbd.utoronto.ca)

SickKids is one of the largest paediatric health sciences centers in the world, and home to some of the most complete research core facilities in Canada. The DSCB Program at SickKids is comprised of 23 full-time faculty members and over 240 trainees and staff. We are located at 686 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada in our new 21- storey state-of-the-art research facility in the Discovery District of downtown Toronto, offering a unique environment for medical science discoveries with seven academic hospitals/research institutes  and Canada’s largest university in close proximity. Toronto hosts one of the largest and most productive clusters of stem cell and regenerative medicine research in North America, and this area of research is a priority for the Ontario and Canadian Governments. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to collaborative research initiatives within SickKids, MbD, the University of Toronto and its affiliated Hospitals. Exceptional candidates may be nominated for a Canada Research Chair http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx .

Interested individuals should email their application in PDF format to: Chair, DSCB Search Committee at dscb.recruitment@sickkids.ca.

The application should include: curriculum vitae, description of past research, research plan (3-5 pages) and copies of three representative publications. Three letters of reference (indicating applicant’s name in subject line) should be emailed directly by the referees to the above address.

Applications will be accepted until January 1st, 2017.

Inquiries: Please contact: dscb.recruitment@sickkids.ca.

Information: please visit www.sickkids.ca/Research/Development-and-Stem-Cell-Biology and http://mbd.utoronto.ca.

SickKids and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.