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Scientist – Sunnybrook Research Institute (01252022)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 1/25/2022 10:11:45 AM

Scientist – Sunnybrook Research Institute

The Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), the research arm of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – a research hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto – is currently seeking candidate for a scientist position in the Biological Sciences Platform.

As the research enterprise of a premier academic health sciences centre and one of Canada’s largest hospitals, SRI’s groundbreaking research changes the way patients are treated around the world. SRI is one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with well-established programs in basic and applied research, developing innovations in care for more than 1 million patients annually. Our research strengths are in cancer biology, immunology, neuroscience and regenerative medicine.

SRI is located in Toronto, one of the most populous cities in Canada. It is located on the northwestern side of the Lake Ontario. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance and cultures, and is known to be one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Position: The successful candidate will hold a PhD and/or MD, have demonstrable scientific leadership in their field and a proven track record in publishing high quality, peer reviewed research. The successful candidate will lead an independent academic program of research excellence in computational cell biology, including computational image analysis, computational modeling of dynamic cellular interactions, and systems biology approaches to assess interaction networks. Expertise in spatial omics approaches are desirable.

Academic appointments in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and the Sunnybrook Research Institute, will be commensurate with experience. The term of the appointment will be three years and is renewable in accordance with Hospital and University policies.

Environment: Conducting $125 million in research each year, SRI is home to 1000 scientists, clinician scientists; research associates and more than 400 trainees, operating in ~500,000 sq.ft. of state-of-the-art infrastructure [http://sunnybrook.ca/research/].

How To Apply: Applications should include:

1) A letter of interest. The letter should describe the applicant’s research accomplishments

2) A complete curriculum vitae including professional services, outreach, mentoring / training of highly qualified personnel and other contributions appropriate to the specific position; and

All materials should be addressed to Dr. Carol Schuurmans, Chair of the Search Committee.

Please submit your application via email to Cassandra Cheng (cassandra.cheng@sunnybrook.ca) with subject line “Scientist – Biological Sciences”)

This post will stay active until the position is filled. We would like to thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Selection Process and Criteria: The selection committee will be chaired by Carol Schuurmans and will evaluate applicants based on the application packages provided. Applications will be considered beginning February 1, 2022.

Diversity Statement: Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: women, visible minorities or persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, people from all genders, religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Career Interruptions: Sunnybrook Research Institute recognizes that scientists have varying career paths and understands the impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Candidates are encouraged to explain any interruptions in order to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments. For more information about employment opportunities at SRI, please contact Negeen Pak, Equity Officer, at negeen.pak@sri.utoronto.ca .

Accommodation Policy: Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are following the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter or contact Negeen Pak, Research Program and Equity Officer, at negeen.pak@sri.utoronto.ca


Job Information:

Company operating name: Sunnybrook Research Institute

Business address: 2075 Bayview Ave. Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5

Title: Scientist

Number of positions: 1 (One)

Education Requirements: Doctoral/PhD

Language Requirements: Verbal: English

Written: English

Duration of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

Benefits: 4 weeks vacation per year with full time benefits (i.e. extended health and dental plan, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and etc.)

Wage: 120,000 to 130,000 (CDN)


Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.