The McEwen Stem Cell Institute (McEwen) is a newly established research institute at the University Health Network that is focused on developing novel stem cell-based therapies to repair or regenerate tissues and organs damaged by disease, trauma or aging. McEwen operates in partnership with UHN’s clinical programs and research institutes, as well as with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to advance the translation of stem cell biology to the clinic. The institute is currently focused on developing cell therapies in four disease areas—heart, pancreas, liver and blood—to address currently unmet clinical needs.
McEwen is seeking candidates for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine to strengthen its cardiovascular disease research program. Applicants must hold a UHN appointment at the level of Scientist or Senior Scientist to be eligible. The Tier 1 CRC appointment at McEwen is contingent on successful review and approval by the CRC.
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.
In addition, candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree(s) (or equivalent)
  • Research expertise in cardiovascular regenerative medicine
  • Proven track record of research excellence, and scholarship, including but not limited to high-impact publications, peer-reviewed research funding, leadership and coaching of highly qualified personnel, professional service and knowledge translation activities
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, including a statement on the long-term translational goals
  • A two-page description of how the applicant will help attract additional resources, including financial, non-financial, training and/or collaboration opportunities
For more information about this specific CRC opportunity, please contact
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
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.
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 #852841
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Friday, December 6, 2019