Staff Surgeon

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Job Field: Clinical 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Medicine 

Department: Surgery 

Hospital Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children 

The Department of Surgery, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for the position of Surgeon Scientist, General Surgery. This is a permanent, full-time position.  The effective date of this appointment is December 2018.


The clinical component of the position will include a major commitment to the surgical treatment of children with solid tumors. Evidence of excellence in research and an advanced University degree such as Master or PhD are strongly recommended. The candidate must have a strong academic/research background, and is expected to complement the Division’s academic and research productivity. The candidate must be able to function proficiently in English.

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery is comprised of 8 full-time and one part-time academic pediatric surgeons, and provides medical and surgical care of neonates and children with acquired or congenital malformations, solid thoracic and abdominal tumors, thoracic/gastrointestinal diseases and trauma. Clinical activity is supported by paediatric general surgery fellows, as well as surgery and pediatric residents on rotation.

The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher at the University of Toronto and Scientist track / Scientist at the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children. In addition, he/she will be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The appointment will be at a minimum of 50% research protected time.


Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research and education. It is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located adjacent to the University campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes.

Remuneration will be in the range of $400,000 to $500,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits may include Medical, Dental, Life, Group Insurance, Pension, and Vision. Relocation assistance is negotiable.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

Toronto is a vibrant multicultural city with consistent population and economic growth. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, school and university access. World famous lake and wilderness country and year round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

Please submit applications including curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to: Dr. Agostino Pierro, Chair of the Search Committee, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8. E-mail: anne.apong@sickkids.ca Priority will be given to applicants already authorized to work in Canada.


For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at http://surgery.utoronto.ca