Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) is Canada’s largest comprehensive cancer centre and one of the leading cancer research institutes in the world. With tightly integrated research and clinical arms, PM houses world class scientists and state-of-the-art research facilities towards advancing its flagship precision cancer medicine program. PM is a fully affiliated research hospital of the University of Toronto.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is seeking candidates for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Cancer Precision Medicine to strengthen our position as world leaders in cancer research. Research priorities of the cancer centre include the early detection and interception of cancer as well as replacing cytotoxic chemotherapy with high definition therapies. Applicants must hold a PM appointment at the level of Senior Scientist and be an Associate or Full Professor to be eligible. The position is tenable for seven years and renewable, provided that the incumbent satisfies annual performance reviews according to institutional practices.
Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding established scholars. To meet the criteria of the program(link is external), 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.
Applications should include:
1) A complete academic curriculum vitae (CV)
2) A two-page research proposal with a focus on cancer precision medicine highlighting the major themes of research to be completed over the next seven years, including a statement on the long-term translational goals
3) A half-page description on how the applicant will increase diversity and equality within the institutional environment and/or in curriculum/research
To apply, please visit the UHN Careers website and apply through Posting #860985(link is external)
Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found here. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services, at, or visit the University of Toronto's CRC web page. For more information about this specific CRC opportunity, please contact Helen Chan at
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 strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Indigenous persons, persons with a disability and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.
UHN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, 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 can make their accommodations known once they are contacted.

The CRC Program requires institutions to collect self-identification data from all applicants, following the program’s best practices. This data is important to the University’s ability to ensure that researchers from diverse groups are able to benefit from participation in the program. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. Responses to all survey questions are voluntary and applicants can log a response indicating that they decline the survey. Any information directly related to you is kept strictly confidential and cannot be accessed by the search committee. Aggregated and anonymized data regarding the applicant pool will be reported only to the chair of the selection committee and the committee’s equity advisor for purposes of program administration and to meet reporting requirements. Applications will only be considered complete once the survey is submitted.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020