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

Sunnybrook Research Institute Unversity of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
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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




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




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




This post will stay active until the position is




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

Sunnybrook Research Institute Unversity of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

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