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Sunnybrook Research Institute - Director, Physical Sciences Platform
Employer: Sunnybrook Research Institute at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Closing Date: June 30th, 2020 (Will continue until position is filled)
Location: Toronto, ON
Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is seeking applications for the position of Director, Physical Sciences Platform. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field (i.e. medical biophysics, bioengineering) and be eligible for appointment as a full-time Senior Scientist at SRI and as an Associate / Full Professor at the University of Toronto. We intend to nominate the selected candidate for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC). To fill this leadership role, we are seeking an outstanding, internationally renowned researcher whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their field and is proposing to extend their work through an original, innovative research program of the highest quality at SRI. The successful candidate will have a track record of leadership with administrative experience and have a vision towards leading and growing the Physical Sciences Platform and strengthening collaborations with Biological Sciences, Evaluative Clinical Sciences and the Hospital. The Director will be expected to lead large, collaborative, cutting edge research endeavours that will yield scientific discoveries, clinical translation, commercialization and improved outcomes for patients.
About Sunnybrook Reasearch Institute: SRI is an independent organization wholly owned by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s leading academic health sciences centres. SRI is the research enterprise for the hospital corporation and is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. SRI has three research platforms: Biological Sciences, Evaluative Clinical Sciences and Physical Sciences, each of which functions similarly to a university department under the leadership of a cognate director. The institute supports $100 million of annual research activities within approximately 250,000 square feet of stateof-the-art research space located at the Bayview campus of Sunnybrook. SRI has one of the best recognized and most productive teams in the field of medical imaging and physical sciences research in the world. The Physical Sciences Platform is comprised of 64 scientists, and has a total staff of ~300, including close to 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows associated with the University of Toronto.
Research areas in Physical Sciences include Medical and Biological Imaging and Image Analysis (MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Digital Pathology and Optical), Precision Medicine (Radiogenomics, Theranostics), Computational Modeling, Machine Learning, Nanomedicine, Design of Devices, Instrumentation and Interfaces, Biophysics and Bioengineering. A major focus of the Physical Sciences Platform at SRI is the field of Image Guided Therapy, reflected in support received from the Canada Foundation for Innovation leading to the establishment of the Centre for Research in Image Guided Therapeutics (CeRIGT), the FedDevsponsored Image Guided Therapy cluster, and the current development of Inovait, an industryacademic consortium for AI and Image Guided Therapy supported by the federal Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF IV). The goal of the Physical Science Platform is to advance scientific discovery, develop new medical technologies and foster commercialization of discovery research. Our work further includes the delivery of novel diagnostic and interventional techniques to the hospital’s nine clinical programs: Holland Bone and Joint, Hurvitz Brain Sciences, Integrated Community Medicine, Odette Cancer, Schulich Heart, St. John’s Rehab, Tory Trauma, Veterans and DAN Women and Babies Programs. Scientists in this platform actively pursue opportunities to move their innovations through preclinical and first in human testing to commercialize the products of their research though the creation of start-ups and thought licensing, and routinely partner with many medical device companies in the development and assessment of new technologies.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Vice-President Research and Innovation, the Director will be responsible for the following: operations of the platform; strategic planning; recruitment; annual activities of research faculty; fiscal planning and accountability; and ensuring the integration of platform-based research with the strategic clinical directions of the hospital. The Director position will be initially awarded for a 5-year term, renewable following successful performance reviews, without a limit on the number of terms. The CRC is awarded for a 7-year term, renewable for a second 7-year term, contingent on a successful performance review.
How To Apply: Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest of no more than 3 pages. The letter should briefly describe the applicant’s proposed research program, leadership experience, fit with the CRC criteria for a Tier 1 chair and alignment with the foci of the Physical Sciences Platform, the University of Toronto strategic research plan (found here) and Sunnybrook’s strategic directions (found here);
2) a complete curriculum vitae including professional services, outreach, mentoring / training of highly qualified personnel and other contributions appropriate to the specific CRC vacancy; and
3) a completed self-identification form found here. The form is part of the application and SRI strongly encourages applicants to self-identify, as aggregated information is important to our ability to respond to university equity targets set by the Canada Research Chairs Program and thereby maintain funding from this important program. If the form is not completed and submitted the application
Selection Process and Criteria: The selection committee will be Chaired by Dr. Cari Whyne, and will evaluate applicants based on the application packages provided. For more detailed information on the internal selection process and criteria with respect to CRC chairs, please consult SRI’s guidelines for the selection, nomination and administration of 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 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.
Position Title: Director, Physical Sciences Platform NOC Code and Title: 2111 – Research Scientist,
Number of positions: 1 (One)
Education Requirements: Doctoral/PhD
Language Requirements: Verbal: English
Duration of Employment: Permanent (5 Year Term,
Salary range : $250,000 – $300,000 CDN
Benefits : 6 weeks’ vacation per year with full time benefits (i.e. extended health and dental plan, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and etc.)
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 colours, Indigenous peoples, people from all genders, religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Collection of Equity Data: As part of this CRC application, applicants are required to complete a brief self-identification form found here. The form allows individuals to opt-out of a specific response, but the form must be completed. Information directly related to individuals is held in confidence by the business development and analytics office and will be not accessed by the selection committee and other member of SRI staff, or potential external reviewers. The self-identification information will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes as part of SRI’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative, and categories with fewer than three responses will not be reported. The form is part of the application and SRI strongly encourages applicants to self-identify, as aggregated information is important to our ability to respond to university equity targets set by the Canada Research Chairs Program and thereby maintain funding from this important program. If the form is not completed and submitted the application will be deemed incomplete.
Accommodation Policy: 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Learn more about Sunnybrook Research Institute by visiting www.sunnybrook.ca
York University - Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Employer: York University
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Lassonde invites applications from experienced women-identified academics to lead our Mechanical Engineering Department as its Chair for an initial term of three years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years upon mutual agreement. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Full or Associate Professor in the professorial stream. The Chair will continue the ground-breaking work in developing the Renaissance EngineerTM. This transformative learning experience is supported by a $115M new building that is gaining the attention of the world. Recognized as one of the top 10 emerging leaders in the global state-of-theart engineering education, now is an exciting and opportune time to join Lassonde in actively participating in its growth trajectory. Lassonde is a crucial part of York University, Canada’s third largest and globally ranked among the top 26 in the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.
This role is a unique opportunity to continue to shape the future of a young and vibrant Department by implementing visionary educational and research initiatives. We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote interdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations. You will be instrumental in helping us to become a global leader in the field.
As the successful candidate, you will be an enthusiastic advocate for the Department, showing collegial leadership, furthering the quality of the academic programs, and building national and international partnerships with institutions in academia and industry. You will also implement the strategic vision for the Department, continue the
acquisition of the state-of-the-art infrastructure, and continue faculty recruitment. The Chair will operate the Department to enhance and grow its education and research missions. The Chair must strongly advocate for the Department, lead the shared development and realization of the Department's strategic plans, enhance junior faculty mentoring, and foster a collegial environment in which faculty feel they can reach their full professional potential.
About Lassard School of Engineering: About the Lassonde School of Engineering Established in 2012, the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, computer science, and earth and atmospheric science. We have created a culture where tomorrow’s professionals are becoming Renaissance Engineers™ – multidisciplinary problem solvers, critical thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs who understand creativity, communications, social responsibility, and cultural diversity. We seek committed faculty who can contribute to our innovative approaches to incorporating research in the curriculum, experiential education, technologyenhanced learning and other pedagogical innovations.
About the Department: The Department offers an accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree program, a MASc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. It currently comprises about 20 faculty members, working in a rich and exciting discipline that allows us to grapple with global challenges around energy, water, quality of life and poverty. A unique aspect of our department is involvement in the complementary fields of: Engineering Education; Entrepreneurship & Commercialization; and Design Engineering.
About the Position: The Department currently offers a BSc and an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics. The successful candidate is expected to have a primary role in the development of a new undergraduate program in Financial Mathematics, sustain and expand existing financial math courses, and teach undergraduate courses in the MICA (Mathematics Integrated with Computers and Applications) concentration. The successful candidate will also build a modern transdisciplinary research program which will strengthen and broaden the Department's MSc program, as well as contribute to a proposed joint PhD program with the Department of Computer Science. Commitment to develop new graduate courses and supervise graduate students in the areas of financial mathematics and mathematical modeling is anticipated.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a first degree (BASc, BEng or equivalent) and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field, a proven record of academic leadership, a distinguished national and international reputation in research, significant experience in student education and engagement (preferably in Mechanical Engineering), commitment to support the advancement of fellow faculty members at all levels. The successful candidate should also be a licensed Professional Engineer in
Ontario, or be licensed soon after appointment. For further information, please visit https://peo.on.ca/. The Department expects the successful candidate to maintain an active sponsored research program. Candidates from all areas of Mechanical Engineering or related areas are encouraged to apply. York is a large and diverse institution located
in Canada’s largest city and there are many opportunities and support for collaboration, both on campus and within the wider community.
The following documents are required as part of the application package: (i) a cover letter (ii) a detailed curriculum vitae (iii) a statement of contribution to teaching (iv) three samples of the most significant and relevant scholarly work conducted; (v) names and contact details (full mailing address, phone number, e-mail address) of at least three referees.
Applicants should complete the online application process at https://apply.lassonde.yorku.ca/prog/chair-mech/. The deadline for receipt of completed applications
is April 30, 2020, but the position will be open until filled. The start date of the appointment will be July 1, 2020 (or by mutual agreement). All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw or Beth McLennan at 1-
Review of applications will commence on May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Alex Czekanski,
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so as part of the online application process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is included as part of the online application process.
You can find further information about the Lassonde School of Engineering at http://lassonde.yorku.ca/.