Clinician Scientist - Paediatric Precision/Personalized Medicine



Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Precision/Personalized Medicine to provide leadership in clinical and translational research in Precision/Personalized Medicine in the Department of Paediatrics as part of our University-wide program in Precision/Personalized Medicine. The Department of Paediatrics provides comprehensive acute care, ambulatory and in-patient services for children to a population of 2 million in southwestern Ontario.  Children with a full range of care issues are managed in our Paediatric Emergency Department, Paediatric Critical Care Unit, Neonatology Unit and in-patient Clinical Teaching Units.  The Department has a number of research initiatives for children ranging in age from pre-term neonates to adolescents.  The Department is very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education.  The Department has a Royal College accredited program in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology.  The University of Western Ontario has the largest Division of Clinical Pharmacology in North America and has a large and highly productive program in Precision and Personalized Medicine as well as the largest Clinical Pharmacology residency in Canada and an active graduate program in Pharmacology and Physiology.


Western University delivers an academic experience second to none.  Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application.  Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.  Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.  Western is a research-intensive institut ion with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see to learn more).  Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.


Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario.  Advanced training and experience in research is required.  Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required.  Expertise/experience in Precision Medicine would be a useful skill.   The successful candidate will be a Clinician Scientist, and hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.  Successful candidates will have a keen interest and expertise in pharmacology and translational research, the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of members of the research and health care team and office staff, and will be expected to lead in team-based research.   The successful candidate will be expected to secure and hold external research funding.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and to supervise graduate trainees. 


Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for this position is to be negotiated.


Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names and contact information of three references to:


Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor of Paediatrics, Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics

800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2018.  Please ensure that the form is included in your application.


Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London Ontario, N6A 5W9,

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2,


Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Jill O’Dowda at or 519-685-8129.