Physical Sciences Platform Scientist Position in the Physical Sciences Platform (PSP) at SRI

Sunnybrook Research Institute University of Toronto
Toronto
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    Employee
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift

Sunnybrook Research Institute

 

University of Toronto

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Scientist Position

 

Background:Sunnybrook Research Institute

 

(SRI) is the research enterprise of Sunnybrook

 

Health Sciences Centre, a teaching hospital fully

 

affiliated with the University of Toronto in

 

 Ontario, Canada. The main aims of SRI are to

 

understand and prevent disease, and to develop

 

 diagnostics and precise treatments that

 

enhance and extend life.

 

  Scientists within SRI are organized within three -

biological sciences, physical sciences and

 

evaluative clinical sciences - and conduct

 

transformative research in many clinical areas of

 

 priority to the hospital, including brain disease

 

; cancer; heart disease; bone and joint

 

 disorders; rehabilitation; trauma, burns and

 

critical care; integrated community and veterans

 

 care; and women and babies.

 

 

Position: A fully funded Scientist Position is

 

available in the Physical Sciences Platform (PSP)

 

at SRI. Candidates must be eligible for

 

appointment at the level of University Assistant

 

Professor, and possess a PhD in the physical or

 

 applied sciences (physics, chemistry, engineering,

computer science and related

 

fields)with substantial research contributions in the

 

development of medical imaging methods and/or

 

biomedical technology at the graduate and post-

 

doctoral level. The successful candidate must

 

show strong evidence of research and scholarly

 

achievement, and a proven capacity in

 

mentoring and collaboration. The successful

 

candidate will be expected to develop or relocate

 

 their research program as an independent

 

research scientist, and develop translational

 

research that aligns with at least one of the

 

clinical priorities of the hospital. The candidate

 

will develop 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, or other appropriate Departments

 

such as the Institute of Biomaterials and

 

Biomedical Engineering, at the University of

 

Toronto; and build new, complementary and

 

collaborative research capacity among the

 

existing PSP scientists.

 

 

Career Interruptions: Sunnybrook Research

 

 Institute recognizes that scholars have varying

 

 career paths, and seeks to fairly evaluate the

 

achievements of all applicants, irrespective of

 

any career interruptions. Candidates are thus

 

encouraged to describe any pertinent

 

circumstances.


 

Environment: The PSP comprises 26 scientists

 

and senior scientists, 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 PSP faculty have long-

 

standing strengths in the areas of MRI,

 

ultrasound and x-ray imaging, as well as image

 

processing, especially in the area of image-

 

guided therapeutics, and collaborate extensively

 

 with biological scientists and clinician scientists

 

 within SRI at Sunnybrook. SRI infrastructure is

 

housed within 250,000 square feet of research

 

space that includes one 1.5T (GE) and three 3T

 

 (GE, Philips, Siemens) research-dedicated MRI

 

systems, a research MRI-PET system

 

(Siemens), a system for MRI-guided focused

 

ultrasound

 

brain treatments (Insightec), a combined X-ray /

 

MRI suite dedicated to research on image-guided

 

interventions, a research CT system

 

(Canon/Toshiba), 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.

 

Toronto: Toronto is the most populous city in

 

Canada and the fourth most populous city in

 

 North America. It is located on the

 

northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and features

 

an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines,

 

and urban forests, excellent for sailing,

 

 canoeing, biking, running, and cross country

 

skiing. It is an international centre of business,

 

 finance, and the arts, and is a truly multicultural

 

 metropolis, with half of Torontonians born

 

outside of Canada. Toronto has been

 

consistently rated as one of the top 10 most

 

liveable cities in the world.

 

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a

 

cover letter describing current research interests

 

and future research goals, a detailed CV, and

 

the names of three potential references,

 

addressed to Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, Chair of the

 

Search Committee.

 

Please submit your application via email to

 

(Lorelie.lacson@sunnybrook.ca).

 

This post will stay active until the position is

 

filled.

 

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: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal

 

People, all religions and ethnicities, persons with

 

disabilities, and 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.

 

Job Information:

 

Number of positions: 1 (One)

 

Education Requirements: Doctoral/PhD

 

Languate Requirements: Verbal: English

 

Written: English

 

Duration of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

 

Vacation: 4 weeks

 

Wage: $90,000 – $117,000 (Cdn)

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Physical Sciences Platform Scientist Position in the Physical Sciences Platform (PSP) at SRI

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