The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Apr 17, 2023

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Effective July 1, 2023, the Division of Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics, at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) an academic health science centre dedicated exclusively to children, affiliated with the University of Toronto is recruiting a paediatric cardiologist.

The Division of Cardiology is fully integrated into the Labatt Family Heart Centre and works collaboratively to provide the highest level of clinical care in an academically focused, evidence-based, environment. The Division has a strong training and education program that attracts undergraduate and postgraduate trainees from around the world.

The successful candidate for this full-time permanent position should be fully trained in Paediatric Cardiology with at least one-year subspecialty training in Paediatric Echocardiography. The position would include several sessions each week supervising the Echocardiography Lab, including the performance, and reporting of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms. The candidate would also undertake regular on-call coverage of the Echocardiography service and presentations in surgical conference. The candidate would also be expected to undertake a share of inpatient and outpatient general paediatric cardiology activities. Other clinical activities could be included in the job plan, according to the successful applicant’s interests. In addition, the candidate would be expected to conduct academic work in research, medical education and continuing professional activities.

All candidates must be able to function proficiency in English, hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent thereto and be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or have comparable qualifications. Candidates must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. 

The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($255,000 – $350,000) a per annum will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for a benefit package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, group insurance, pension plan, vision care, academic allowance, and a relocation package.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Mike Seed, Head, Division of Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, SickKids Hospital, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8.

Fax (416)813-6135. E-mail: mike.seed@sickkids.ca

For additional information regarding the Department of Paediatrics see http://www.sickkids.ca/paediatrics/.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Anna Capizzano, Executive Assistant to the Chair at anna.capizzano@sickkids.ca or 416.613.6122. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted. 


Scientist, Rare Disease Clinical Trials

Scientist or Clinician-Scientist

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute seeks an outstanding scientist or clinician scientist in the field of clinical trials in (paediatric) rare diseases. This permanent position is at the Scientist level with an academic cross-appointment at the appropriate level in an academic department at the University of Toronto. SickKids is a world-renowned Children’s Hospital with seven fully integrated research programs. The appointee will be located in our new 21-storey state-of-the-art SickKids Research & Learning Tower in the Discovery District of downtown Toronto, offering a unique environment for medical science discoveries in close proximity to seven other academic hospitals/research centres and Canada’s largest university.

This is an exciting position ready to be filled by a researcher in their early or mid-career, who will build on the health innovation momentum in SickKids by developing and maintaining an a transformative, innovative, and independently funded research program of international calibre in rare disease clinical trials. Applicants are expected to have clinical trial experience, including designing and implementing innovative trials, e.g. Value of Information designs, Bayesian decision analysis, adaptive design, registry-based, etc.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD*, or MD*/PhD, significant postdoctoral experience and a record of scientific and leadership accomplishments in rare disease clinical trials. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain an original, competitive, and independently funded research program of international caliber. Potential for collegial interaction will be an important element in attaining the position. The successful candidate will benefit from the extensive research and core facilities of SickKids, the University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions for clinical epidemiology, bioinformatics, and rare diseases. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within the range of 120K – 200K CAD. A competitive benefits package is being offered along with support for relocation expenses.

Interested individuals should submit their application in PDF format, to: Chair, Clinical Trialist Search Committee at trials.facultyrecruitment@sickkids.ca. Applications should include: curriculum vitae, description of past research (maximum 1 page), proposed research program (Maximum 3 pages) and copies of three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three signed letters of reference sent directly by the referee to trials.facultyrecruitment@sickkids.ca, indicating the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Applicants may direct any informal enquires to:

Clinical Trialist Search Committee

SickKids Research Institute - The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning

686 Bay Street

Room 11.9705, 11th floor

Toronto, Ontario


M5G 0A4


* Wherein a practicing MD, the successful candidate will have obtained an appropriate Certificate of Registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (license to practice), and appropriate VISA, if applicable.


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