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Posting closed: Senior Scientist Position - Physical Sciences Platform

Posted on Feb. 12, 2018

Senior Scientist Position

Background: The Physical Sciences Platform at the Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to delivering new techniques for image guided therapeutics. Critical to this program is development of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, including pulse sequences, biophysical models, MRI-compatible medical and investigational devices, and associated MRI biomedical research.

Position Qualifications: A fully funded Senior Scientist position is available in the Physical Sciences Platform (PSP) at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI). The candidate must be at the level of University Professor and possess a PhD in the fields of MRI physics or MRI engineering with applications in neuroscience. The candidate must have a lengthy and successful record of obtaining external grant funding, show strong evidence of research and scholarly achievement, with a consistent record of publication, and a proven capacity for leadership, mentoring and collaboration. Research experience should involve development of improved imaging of brain activity at high temporal resolution, demonstration and application of high temporal resolution imaging in specific neuroscience experiments, and development of new MRI tools and techniques that exploit and expand the capabilities of state-of-the-art MRI systems (including the development of multi-channel radiofrequency coils and novel methods of image reconstruction). The preferred candidate is normally expected to have 10 or more years of experience as an independent scientific investigator.

Position Obligations: The candidate will relocate their MRI research program and extend their applications to translational and/or clinical research within the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at SRI. The candidate will maintain an internationally competitive research program; foster local, national and international collaborations; participate in graduate training through an academic appointment in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto; and build new, complementary and collaborative research capacity among the existing PSP scientists engaged in MRI research.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a member of the PSP at SRI. We also intend to nominate the successful candidate for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC). Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on Secretariat approval. For further information on these federally endowed chairs, open to all nationalities, including eligibility criteria, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website. SRI is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to secure the CRC.

Environment: The PSP is directed by Dr. Kullervo Hynynen and comprises 16 senior faculty and over 200 staff/trainees in a state-of-the-art imaging research facility that is an integral part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the largest single-site hospital in Canada. PSP faculty have long-standing collaborations with biological scientists and clinician scientists within SRI. SRI infrastructure includes one 1.5T (GE) and three 3T (GE, Philips, Siemens) research-dedicated MRI systems, a combined X-ray / MRI suite for research on image-guided interventions, a research CT scanner, a 7T small-bore MRI system (Bruker), a vertical 7T NMR system (Bruker), a twin two-photon laser scanning microscope (Olympus), and a GE Spinlab polarizer for 13C MRI research. A research MRI-PET system (Siemens) will be installed in 2018.

Career Interruptions: SRI recognizes that scholars 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 personal circumstances to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to make their assessments with careful and sensitive consideration of possible career interruptions.

How to apply: The closing date for applications is March 7, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing current research interests and future research goals, a detailed CV, and names of three potential references, addressed to Dr Simon Graham, Chair of the Search Committee. Please submit your application via email to Claudia Gordijo at Claudia.gordijo@sri.utoronto.ca.

Terms of employment:

Permanent Full time, 5 year renewable term

Language of work: English

Wage Range: $140,439 – $176,900 per annum

Vacation: 4 weeks per year

Benefits package:

Dental coverage

Semi-private hospital coverage

Extended Health benefit coverage

Contact:

Claudia Gordijo at Claudia.gordijo@sri.utoronto.ca
Sunnybrook Research Institute

2075 Bayview Avenue

Toronto ON, M4N 3M5

Tel: 416-6100 extension 89546

Fax: 416-480-4351

Location:

Sunnybrook Research Institute

2075 Bayview Avenue

Toronto, ON

M4N 3M5

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Diversity Statement: 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: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal People, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Collection of Equity Data: As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief self-identification form, found here. This form is voluntary and any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by the search committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes as part of SRI’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.


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.