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Postdoctoral Fellow - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #838158

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Site: KITE - Toronto Rehab Research Institute (Lyndhurst Centre)
Department: Neural Engineering and Therapeutics
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary Grade: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Status: Temporary Full time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Postdoctoral Fellow in the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Department.

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A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available for 1 to 2 years in the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team at KITE-Toronto Rehab Research Institute. The position will involve research related to health complications and health services for patients with spinal cord impairment. Prior expertise in osteoporosis, diabetes or heart disease would be an asset, but is not a mandatory requirement. Working in an Environment in which important clinical resources include: A high volume of inpatients and outpatients with SCI, a specialized SCI neurorehabilitation program, a longitudinal follow-up database, onsite body composition, neurophysiology, electrophysiology, kinematic, cardiovascular, autonomic, postural and locomotion assessment areas. In addition, physiatry, rehabilitation engineering, physical and occupational therapy; each linked to the University of Toronto.

• Ph.D. awarded within the past 5 years
• Has published peer reviewed articles in field of study
• Excellent understanding of the rehabilitation process or prior study prior study of the SCI population will be considered a distinct advantage
• Ability to commit to developing funded research projects that involve graduate students and applying for further postdoctoral funding
• Detail-oriented and well organized
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Expertise in osteoporosis, diabetes or heart disease would be an asset, but is not a mandatory requirement

The Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team is a group of distinguished SCI scientists funded from Canadian Institute of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Rick Hansen Institute, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, in association with other investigators, Clinical Fellows, Postdoctoral fellows, PhD and MSc students, and co-op students from Canada and abroad. Presently the team has 9 principal investigators, 20 graduate students and more than 30 team members. More information about the present activities of the group can be found at:

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.                                             

Posted Date: February 28, 2019                     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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