The Krembil Research Institute (Krembil) is seeking candidates for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Chronic Debilitating Disease who are actively engaged in novel, field-changing translational research in a chronic debilitating disease with a goal to identify novel therapeutic approaches. The ideal candidate will have a research program that integrates basic sciences with clinical research.


Applicants must hold a Senior Scientist research appointment at the Krembil Research Institute.


This position will align with Krembil’s vision and UHN’s strategic research priorities. In addition, candidates must meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree(s) or equivalent
  • Global reputation as a leading expert in relevant field of research, including evidence of international collaborations with other leading experts as appropriate
  • Proven track record of research excellence and scholarship, including but not limited to high-impact publications, peer-reviewed research funding, training of highly qualified personnel and knowledge translation activities
  • Demonstrated ability to attract philanthropic support
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and contribution to Krembil


Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding established scholars. To meet the criteria of the program, 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.


Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found on the Canada Research Chairs website. For questions about the CRC nomination process at UHN, contact


Applicants are invited to submit the following:

  • a complete academic curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a two-page research proposal highlighting the major themes of research to be completed over the next seven years
  • a one-page description of how the applicant will help attract additional resources, including financial, non-financial, training and/or collaboration opportunities


To apply, please visit the UHN Careers website and apply through Posting #817727.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is kept strictly confidential and cannot be accessed by any member of the search committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning and reporting purposes only.


UHN recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.


UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Posted On: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018