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Posting closed: Canada Research Chair – Tier 1 Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences Platform at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) invites applications to be nominated for a Canada Research Chair (CRC), Tier 1. Applicants must be full-time Senior Scientists in the Biological Sciences Platform with an active research program in cell biology.

Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding established scholars. To meet the criteria for a Tier 1 CRC, nominees must: be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline) and, as chairholders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and, be proposing an original, innovative research program of the highest quality.

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 nominees with the support required to secure the CRC.

How To Apply: Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest describing the applicant’s research program and alignment with institutional strategic plan, 2) complete curriculum vitae including professional services, outreach, mentoring / training of highly qualified personnel and other contributions appropriate to the specific CRC vacancy, and 3) complete self-identification form (see note below*). All materials should be submitted to Donna Yee, strategic research programs office, [donna.yee@sri.utoronto.ca] by March 19, 2018.

Selection Process and Criteria: The selection committee will be Chaired by Dr David Andrews, Director of the Biological Sciences Platform, and will evaluate applicants based on the CV and cover letter submitted, and a summary table of research metrics derived largely from the CV and prepared by the strategic research programs office. For detailed information on the internal selection process and criteria, please consult SRI’s guidelines for the recruitment and nomination of internal CRCs.

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 personal circumstances in order to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

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, Aboriginal People, people from all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

*Collection of Equity Data: As part of your application, you are encouraged 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 selection committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes as part of SRI’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative. Complete forms must be forwarded with the application package to Donna Yee [donna.yee@sri.utoronto.ca].

As part of the accountability and transparency requirements of the CRC equity plan, SRI wishes to note that two candidates for CRC Tier 1 nominations were selected using the one posting. As with all CRC opportunities, the Hospital’s objectives of the equity, diversity and inclusion plan were taken into consideration in the making the decision.