Krembil Research Institute (Krembil) is the research arm of the Toronto Western Hospital and one of the seven research institutes at the University Health Network (UHN).  Krembil’s research programs focus on the brain, the eye and arthritis.
Krembil is seeking candidates for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neuroscience to strengthen its research program in the area of brain research. The ideal candidate is actively engaged in novel, field-changing basic or translational research with a goal to identify novel therapeutic approaches.  
Applicants must hold a Krembil appointment at the level of Senior Scientist to be eligible. 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 quality 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;
  • Research alignment with Krembil’s vision and UHN’s strategic research priorities.
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.
Applications should include: 

1) A complete academic curriculum vitae (CV), including any career interruptions

2) A two-page research proposal 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 one-page description of how the applicant will help attract additional resources, including financial, non-financial, training and/or collaboration opportunities

4) A half-page description on how the applicant will increase equity, diversity and inclusion inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility within the institutional environment and/or in curriculum/research

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, visible minorities, 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.
To apply, please visit the UHN Careers website and apply through Posting#880850
Posted On: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021