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Director, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Jul 5, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Genetics, Stem Cells
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Director, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Vice President, Research, and Lou Siminovitch Research Chair Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada

Applications are invited for the Director, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute; Vice President, Research; and inaugural Lou Siminovitch Research Chair at Sinai Health System. Sinai Health is a fullyaffiliated academic hospital of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s top ranked research universities. We are seeking an experienced leader, able to develop and implement a strategic research vision, build and renew our research enterprise, and guide the research priorities for our institution.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) at Sinai Health is a centerpiece of Canadian biomedical enterprise, integrating a strong discovery research hub with impactful clinical programs. In addition to the LTRI, Sinai Health includes Mount Sinai Hospital, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital and a system partner, Circle of Care. The LTRI is on the brink of an exciting future with planned expansion to a new physical space, recruitment of additional investigators at different career stages, and the opportunity to rethink and rebrand its identity under new leadership.

The LTRI is led by the Director, who reports to the President & CEO. It is comprised of 130 scientists and clinician-scientists, 450 research technical/administrative staff and 250 research trainees. Individual researchers have international reputations for excellence, as demonstrated by awards, large scale funding, and publications in the major areas of system biology, stem cell, genetics & heredity, precision medicine and quantitative data science, with applications to clinical oncology, obstetrics & gynecology, endocrinology & metabolism and cell biology. The LTRI is well equipped with major investments in robotics, imaging, animal research, biorepositories and tissue banks.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and be eligible for fulltime academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The preferred candidate will have an international reputation for excellence in biomedical research. They will have the ability to set the direction for research at Sinai Health, with experience and knowledge to develop a strategic vision that includes basic science, as well as translational, population health and clinical research. As Vice President, Research, they will have experience in leading in a complex environment, be committed to collaboration with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and play a key senior leadership role at Sinai Health. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to create and maintain a workplace and learning environment that is equitable, respectful and safe for all staff and trainees.

Remuneration for the role will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, in the range of $400,000-$450,000 per annum. The position is for a 5-year term, renewable once, based upon a successful review. The effective start date is November 1, 2022 or thereafter.

Applications for this position will be accepted until July 31, 2022. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:

Dr. Gary Newton

President & CEO, Sinai Health System

600 University Avenue, Ste. 19-310

Toronto, ON M5G 1X5, Canada

Sinai Health is committed to fostering a culture and environment that is safe, equitable, compassionate and accountable. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

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