University Health Network (UHN), U of T

Research Cognitive Neurologist (Clinician Scientist)

University Health Network

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Clinician Scientist in the area of Cognitive Neurodegeneration.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, en-compasses 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.

Krembil Brain Institute and the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at University Health Network/Sinai Health System (UHN/SHS), University of Toronto is seeking a Clinician Scientist with a focus on translational or clinical research in cognitive neurodegeneration.

The candidate must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The effective start date is negotiable. The successful candidate will have an MD or MD/PhD, postdoctoral experience; demonstrated research excellence and should have, or be eligible for, certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) or visa equivalent. The successful candidate will have clinical research training and expertise in neurodegeneration, specifically dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Preference will be given to individuals with a translational research focus conducting clinical trials in neurodegenerative diseases, developing novel therapeutic interventions to slow disease progression. 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 medicine initiatives at the University of Toronto as well as the extensive research and core facilities of the research institute. Krembil Brain Institute is a signature entity at the University Health Network and is affiliated 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.

The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the UHN/SHS Neuroscience Program. Teaching duties will include post graduate residents and undergraduate medical students as per Division of Neurology. Academic appointment will be in the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto and estimated remuneration will be commensurate with training, academic rank, qualifications and experience.

For more information about the Department of Medicine please visit http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, research plan, curriculum vitae and names of three referees with their application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If further information is required, please contact either: Dr. Donald Weaver, dweaver@uhnres.utoronto.ca or Dr. Susan Fox, sfox@uhnresearch.ca


Posted Date: November 25, 2019            Closing Date: Until filled

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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