Academic Clinical Immunologist/Allergist or Clinical Pharmacologist (CI)

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Academic Clinical Immunologist/Allergist or Clinical Pharmacologist

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Department of Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are inviting applications to fill an Academic Clinical Immunologist/Allergist or Clinical Pharmacologist position. This position will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto with a position description of Clinician Investigator (CI) at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. 

The Clinician Investigator position is expected to be 50% clinical and 50% related to research (with some teaching and/or administrative) duties. The expected start date is November 1, 2024, or another mutually agreeable date thereafter.
The successful candidate will have clinical expertise in the assessment of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), with particular experience in the assessment, testing, and management of patients with suspected drug allergy. This includes expertise in skin testing, patch/intradermal testing, oral drug challenge, and the management of adverse reactions including anaphylaxis and delayed hypersensitivity reactions.

Research excellence will be assessed by the documentation of research grants, publications in leading journals, invited conference presentations, awards, accolades, and related accomplishments.  

The successful applicants will join the Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, which provides inpatient consultation services for all manner of ADRs, and ambulatory care related to the evaluation of drug allergies at the Sunnybrook Drug Safety Clinic. The successful applicants’ primary clinical work will take place within the Drug Safety Clinic, but opportunities will also exist to evaluate inpatients with ADRs including DRESS, SJS, TEN, angioedema, DILI, and those requiring acute desensitization. In addition to providing excellent clinical care, successful applicants will liaise with primary care, supervise of trainees in a clinical care setting, engage in formal teaching and maintain a scholarly record of achievement.
Successful candidates must hold an MD degree; have or be eligible for certification in either Clinical Immunology and Allergy or Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and have or be eligible for licensure to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Estimated annual remuneration will be in the range of $250,000-$400,000 (fee-for-service estimate) commensurate with academic rank, qualifications, experience, and volume of patients seen. The successful candidates will be eligible for membership in the Sunnybrook Department of Medicine Association through which clinical billings and benefits will be administered. Successful candidates will be able to participate in the department’s group medical, dental and life insurance benefit plans.

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2024.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward: (i) a one-page letter of interest, which 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. David Juurlink, Division Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology,
Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Room V-16, 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.