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Ted Rogers Chair in Adult Congenital Heart Disease - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #810565

Ted Rogers Chair (Associate/Full Professor) in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
University Health Network

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at University Health Network (UHN), a University of Toronto (UofT) teaching hospital, are seeking applicants for the inaugural Ted Rogers Chair in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment within the Faculty of Medicine, UofT, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The term of the Chair position is 5-years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017, or until filled. Position start date is April 1, 2018, or a mutually agreed upon alternate.

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, launched in 2014, represents an unprecedented combined investment of $270 million focused on addressing heart failure across the lifespan. Created by an extraordinary donation of $130 million from the Rogers family, and contributions totaling $140 million from its three founding partners, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), UHN and UofT, the Centre has embarked on an ambitious research program focusing on three major themes: Cardiac Precision Medicine, Excellence in Heart Function and Translational Biology and Engineering. For more information regarding the Centre see

As one of the Centre’s eight multi-million dollar endowed research Chairs, the Ted Rogers Chair in Adult Congenital Heart Disease will develop and lead research that supports multidisciplinary strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat patients with congenital heart disease with or at risk of heart failure. The role will involve active leadership, nationally and internationally, to advance research strategies to address heart failure across the lifespan of this rapidly growing population. The Chair holder will integrate, build and strengthen the existing team’s efforts, and champion collaborative and integrative research to build bridges between the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN, SickKids, and UofT. The Chair holder will also collaborate with and leverage the expertise of seven other Ted Rogers Research Chairs. Through research and scholarly activities, the Chair holder will position the Centre as a global leader in knowledge generation and translation in the area of heart failure in adult congenital heart disease.

Applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, with an international reputation in their field, are encouraged. We welcome applicants working in any research domain directly relevant to adult congenital heart disease, from basic molecular mechanisms to population health. The successful candidate must have a strong research focus and hold either an MD or a PhD in a related discipline with significant expertise in cardiovascular research. If a practicing clinician, they must hold or be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The candidate’s excellence in scholarly achievement should be evidenced by international collaborations and peer-reviewed publications in leading journals. A track record of collaborative science, productivity, excellence and leadership is essential.

The Chair holder’s remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Chair will be based at the University Health Network, and if the Chair holder is a clinician, he/she is expected to become a member of the UHN academic practice plan and will be entitled to additional support commensurate with academic and clinical activities.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae.

Posted Date: August 31, 2017       Closing Date: Until filled

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity 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 need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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