Scientist, Cardiovascular Precision Medicine

The Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023



Cardiovascular Precision Medicine

The Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute & Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

University of Toronto

The Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research is seeking an outstanding Scientist/Senior Scientist in Cardiovascular Precision Medicine . The successful applicant will fill a permanent faculty position at SickKids, with academic cross-appointment in a relevant department at The University of Toronto and will be integrated within the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research community. The SickKids Research Institute is Canada’s largest hospital-based child health research institute, with seven fully integrated research programs. Our commitment is to improve the health of children, here in Canada and the global community, aligning with our Precision Child Health initiative.

Applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline, as well as significant research experience with a record of accomplishment and innovation in cardiovascular science, precision medicine and/or using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Expertise in developing and/or applying novel algorithms, machine learning models, and physiological dataset analysis is encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of successful research funding (peer-reviewed grants, fellowships, etc.), publications in leading journals, presentations at significant conferences, and leadership experience. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of productivity and innovation linking data to precision health research, as well as an established record of collaboration and interdisciplinary research.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a scientist in a relevant program in the SickKids Research Institute, and will be expected to qualify for an academic cross-appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor in an appropriate department at the University of Toronto. This will require the successful candidate to: (a) Directly supervise students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates; and (b) Work with trainees to prepare scientific manuscripts, grant applications, drafts of patent applications, etc. They will engage in an original, competitive, and independently funded research program of international caliber that will apply advanced computational and/or AI methods in heart disease and precision medicine research. The candidate will collaborate with researchers in the Research Institute, the Labatt Family Heart Centre and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive benefits package is being offered along with support for relocation expenses. Exceptional, appropriately qualified candidates may be nominated for a Canada Research Chair. For further information see:

The successful applicant’s research program will be housed at the SickKids Research Institute in the state- of-the-art Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning (686 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada), located in the Discovery District in the heart of downtown Toronto. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto – Canada’s largest and top-ranked university, and our researchers benefit from the extensive research facilities at the University of Toronto and other affiliated institutions. The position offers a unique environment for medical science discoveries, with nine teaching and research hospitals in close proximity. The position offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most vibrant, safe and diverse cities in the world.

The Hospital for Sick Children recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to share circumstances to allow for a fair assessment of their application.

Our Commitment to Diversity

SickKids and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its communities and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous People of North America, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Informed by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code, and our Access and Accommodation Policy, SickKids is proud to make available accommodations to support applicants during the interview and assessment process, if requested. Please advise the SickKids Research Institute Faculty Office at of your accessibility needs during the recruitment process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Application Process

Interested individuals should email their application in PDF format. The application should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (2 pages), and equity, diversity & inclusion (EDI) statement (1 page max) to the Chair, Cardiovascular Precision Medicine Search Committee, emailed to, copied to by September 15, 2023. Names of three reference letters writers should also be included in the application package. The search committee will interview applicants starting October 2023, with a potential start date in early 2024.

SickKids believes that diversity positively impacts science and is essential to sustain our vibrant world- leading research community. As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a brief voluntary diversity survey. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by either the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. The self-identification information is collected, used, disclosed, retained and disposed of in accordance with the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The successful candidate will hold an appropriate and valid work permit, if applicable. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted. Wherein a practicing MD, the successful candidate must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Position is posted until filled.