Scientist in Neuroinflammation

Toronto (Region), Ontario
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
June 11 2019
Organization Type

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


University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Scientist in Neuroinflammation in our Krembil Research Institute.


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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.


University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto Canada is seeking a 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.


Qualifications • At minimum, 3 years’ closely related experience OR 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 online application which will include a letter of interest, research plan, curriculum vitae in PDF format. 


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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