Academic Neurologist with Expertise in Movement Disorders, Clinician Investigator

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Lecturer/Assistant Professor
Academic Neurologist with Expertise in Movement Disorders
Clinician Investigator

Division of Neurology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

The Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in conjunction with the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, is seeking a full-time Academic neurologist fulfilling the academic position description of Clinician Investigator. The candidate should be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Advanced training and evidence of scholarship is a requirement for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Expected start date is July 1, 2024.

Sunnybrook is a leader, and has a respected international reputation in neurology. The MRI guided focused ultrasound program in the Harquail neuromodulation program is of particular impact. We are looking for a collegial candidate committed to collaborating with this high performing team, and aspiring to advance activities further. Research training is necessary to facilitate a research agenda in movement disorders in collaboration with the team. We are seeking a physician who has advanced training in movement disorders that can provide consultation and support to identify patients appropriate for various movement disorders procedures, evaluate clinical effects of these interventions and support general movement disorders in our hospital and outpatient system.

Expertise in neuromodulation techniques is a focus of this position. The successful candidate should have experience with movement disorder surgery, including, but not limited to, deep brain stimulation, ablative, and other neuromodulation approaches. The candidate should have experience with the pre-operative assessment of surgical movement disorder patients, including the diagnosis and management of refractory tremor and Parkinson’s disease, assessment for surgical candidacy and post-operative follow-up for medical and surgical optimization. Experience with deep brain stimulation device programming, including with the latest devices as well as interest/experience in motor cortex stimulation is needed. The candidate should also have experience with MRI guided focused ultrasound, including comprehensive pre-, peri- and post-operative assessments.

The candidate will also cover shared general neurology call, inpatient consultation services, as well as manage related outpatient clinical work. The primary language of work will be in English.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree; have or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurology; and have or be eligible for licensure to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful candidate will have respective training suiting the academic position. Training should include a movement disorders fellowship, preferably in a high-volume surgical referral site.

Candidates will require advanced training post-residency in a defined area relevant to the proposed position. The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% of their time to scholarly activities in movement disorders research, spend 30-50% of their time to patient care including quality improvement initiatives in the division, and approximately 10% teaching/administration duties. The successful candidate will be evaluated by key stakeholders including students, team members, hospital administration, and research leadership.

Estimated remuneration will be between the range of $200,000 - 400,000 per year (fee for service, with some salary support), commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for membership in the Sunnybrook Department of Medicine Association through which clinical billings and benefits will be administered. The candidate will be able to participate in the department’s group medical, dental and life insurance benefit plans.

Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2024 or until the position is successfully filled.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward: (i) a letter of interest, that includes a statement on how you have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in your academic and scholarly work (ii) your curriculum vitae and (iii) names and contact information of three (3) referees to:

Dr. Brian Murray
Head, Division of Neurology
Department of Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Room A402, 2075 Bayview Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5

Or by e-mail to: [email protected]

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is an academic health sciences centre located in Toronto, Ontario. It is a world leader in trauma care, emergency and critical care, brain sciences, heart and stroke disorders, high-risk maternal and fetal care and musculoskeletal care. Both SHSC and the University of Toronto are among the top 100 employers in Canada.

The Department of Medicine is committed to excellence in clinical care, education and research. Department members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavors with protected time for scholarly activities to ensure rewarding, fulfilling career development.

For information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/.

The Department of Medicine’s academic position descriptions can be viewed on this webpage: http://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/academic-position-descriptions#AcademicPositionDescriptions.

For information about the Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook, please visit our website at http://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=dept-med-home.

The University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.