Scientist in Neuroinflammation

Position: Scientist in Neuroinflammation
Site: Krembil Research Institute/Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Research
Reports to: Director
Status: Permanent Full-time

The Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto Canada is seeking an early to mid career basic scientist in the area of neuroinflammation. Preference will be given to individuals with a research focus on the involvement of innate immunity, including the roles of immune mediators such as microglia and astrocytes, and their expressed cytokines and chemokines, in neurodegenerative diseases affecting the human CNS. The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD, postdoctoral experience and demonstrated research excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to qualify for an appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (status only) in the appropriate department at the University of Toronto.

The Krembil is one the principal research institutes of the University Health Network of academic teaching hospitals associated with the University of Toronto; the Krembil is also one of the largest research institutes in Canada focusing on human neurological disease from both a basic science and clinical research perspective. The University Health Network (UHN) is Canada's largest academic medical centre, comprising four major teaching hospitals.

• Ph.D. in specialized discipline or advanced degree and 5 years closely related experience
• Combination of education, experience and demonstrated ability that is recognized as equivalent
• Demonstrative ability to engage and work collaborative with all levels and members of the inter-professional team, research team and external stakeholders
• Demonstrated effective communication (written and verbal), problem-solving and
consensus-building skills

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their application (letter of interest, research plan, curriculum vitae) in PDF format.You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions. The search committee will begin to review applications in September with a potential start date in Winter 2018.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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