Scientist - Faculty Position at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada)

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
September 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type




Models of Congenital Malformation and Disease

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

University of Toronto


The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute seeks an outstanding scientist or clinician scientist committed to studying the molecular, genetic and/or cellular mechanisms underlying congenital malformation and disease. 

The successful candidate will fill a permanent Scientist position at SickKids within one of its seven fully integrated research programs and is expected to qualify for an academic cross-appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor in an appropriate department at the University of Toronto. 

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, significant postdoctoral experience and a proven record of outstanding scientific accomplishments in aforementioned research areas. Wherein a practicing MD, the successful candidate will have obtained an appropriate Certificate of Registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (license to practice), and appropriate VISA, if applicable. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain an original, competitive, and independently funded research program of international calibre. Potential for collegial interaction will be an important element in attaining the position. The successful candidate will benefit from the interdepartmental molecular genetics and paediatric medicine initiatives at the University of Toronto as well as the extensive research and core facilities of SickKids, the University and its affiliated institutions for cell, tissue and whole animal imaging, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within the range of $120K – 150K CAD. A competitive benefits package is being offered along with support for relocation expenses. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop a research plan in the broad area of human disease modeling, with the intent of understanding cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying congenital malformations and disease states, and in developing therapeutic strategies. Research using patient cohorts and/or animal models; cell, stem cell and/or 3D organoid models; or cell-based, small molecule and biologic therapeutic development are of interest, but other relevant approaches will also be considered. Research experience in the genetics of paediatric disease, including congenital disorders and rare diseases, will be prioritized. Strong consideration will be given to research programs that focus on musculoskeletal disorders/skeletal dysplasia. Interested individuals should email their application in PDF format to: Chair, Disease Models Search Committee at

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. 

SickKids believes that diversity positively impacts science and is essential to sustain our vibrant world-leading research community. As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a brief voluntary diversity survey. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by either the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

Applicants may direct any informal enquires to:

Chair, Disease Model Search Committee

SickKids Research Institute -The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning

686 Bay Street, Room 16.9710

Toronto, Ontario

Canada M5G 0A4

Applications will be accepted until November 15th, 2019.

The search committee will interview applicants beginning in January 2020 through to March 2020, with a potential start date in July-September 2020. 

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