Krembil Research Institute (Krembil) is the research arm of the Toronto Western Hospital and one of the six research institutes at the University Health Network (UHN).  Krembil’s research programs primarily 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 minimum 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 leadership skills and contribution to Krembil; and
  • Research alignment with Krembil’s vision and UHN’s strategic research priorities.
In order to address the underrepresentation of groups who experience systemic barriers in the CRC Program (as identified by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat), this special call is open only to individuals who self-identify as members of at least one of the four designated groups (women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples) as defined by the Employment Equity Act, or as trans, non-binary or Two-Spirit. This initiative follows the provisions for special programs as described by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The identification of outstanding candidates from these designated groups supports the University and Faculty commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and our public mission for the pursuit of excellence and equity, as well as the institutional capacity to fulfill the objectives of the University’s Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
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. The nominee’s research area must align with the subject matter eligibility of CIHR. 
Applications should include: 
  • A two-page research proposal describing research plans for the position and highlighting the major themes of research to be completed over the next seven years; 
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV), covering the past five years. Applicants with eligible career interruptions and other circumstances that may have affected research productivity can extend the CV coverage to match the leave time (e.g., an applicant with a one-year leave should submit a CV covering the past 6 years); 
  • A one-page plan describing how the applicant will help attract additional resources, including financial, non-financial, training and/or collaboration opportunities; and
  • A half-page plan describing actions that will be taken to promote inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility within the institutional environment and/or in their curriculum/research. 
All materials must be submitted to by November 10, 2023.
For more information about this specific CRC opportunity, please contact
UHN recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Nomination 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 request for accommodations by contacting
For further information on the federally endowed Canada Research Chairs Program, open to all nationalities, including eligibility criteria, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website. For more information about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services, at
Posted On: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023