Assistant Professor - Academic Neurologist With Expertise In Focused Ultrasound

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor - Academic Neurologist With Expertise In Focused Ultrasound

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 must be eligible for an appointment at the rank of 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 January 1, 2019 or another mutually agreeable date thereafter.

We are seeking a physician who has advanced training in focused ultrasound for neurological applications. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a clinical research program studying the effects of focused ultrasound lesions for brain therapeutics as well as help contribute to projects involving opening of the blood-brain-barrier for therapy in a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions including neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, neuro-oncology, and psychiatric disorders. The candidate will also cover shared general neurology call, inpatient consultation services, as well as manage outpatient clinical work. The primary language of work will be in English.

The successful candidate will have respective training suiting the academic position. Candidates will require advanced post-residency training in a defined area relevant to the proposed position. Preference will also be given to candidates with an interest and demonstrated excellence in academia, as demonstrated by success in obtaining peer reviewed funding, publications, presentations at conferences, awards and accolades The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% of their time to patient care and 50% to scholarly work in research.

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.

Estimated remuneration will be between the range of $200,000 - 400,000 per year (fee for service), 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 November 30, 2018, or until the position is successfully filled. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae and names and addresses 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


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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.

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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.