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

Sunnybrook Research Institute University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
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Sunnybrook Research Institute 

University of Toronto

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

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 extensivel

 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), 

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


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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: 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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Toronto, Ontario

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