Academic Clinician, Department of Neonatology

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Division of Neonatology

University of Toronto


The Hospital for Sick Children

Effective July 2020, a full time faculty position for an Academic Clinician will be available in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario. SickKids is an academic health science centre dedicated to the care of children, discovery and innovations leading to the improvement in care and outcomes of neonates, infants and children. 

SickKids NICU has 36 funded level 3-4 beds; we admit approximately 900 outborn, critically ill infants annually, and we are the regional neonatal referral centre for Central East Ontario.  We provide quaternary care to newborns with complex illnesses, surgical diagnosis and neonatal brain injury.  SickKids directs the Acute Care Transport Services (ACTS) Team providing transport services for patients from 0-13 years of age.   The Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic follows high-risk infants from the NICU and Cardiac Critical Care Unit from 0 – 3 years of age.  Together with two perinatal centers - Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SBHC), we comprise a collaborative team of 40 neonatologists with expertise in brain recovery and development, lung biology, nutritional research, hemodynamics and education. SickKids, MSH, and SBHC together with St. Michael’s Hospital (level 2 NICU in the GTA) comprise the newly branded Toronto Center for Neonatal Health (TCNH), an affiliate of the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in Paediatrics, care of the high risk newborn and proficiency in neonatal neurodevelopmental follow-up.  Additional formal training in Developmental Paediatrics, Neonatal Neurology or early childhood education with a successful research portfolio will be highly considered.  This individual must be committed to provide, advance and promote excellence in clinical care, education, quality improvement, and have scholarly focus that will lead to academic advancement within the School of Medicine.  The candidate must be able to work well with a multi-disciplinary team and be a role model for trainees.  Candidates with a strong portfolio in clinical research may be eligible for an appointment as Clinical Investigator in the SickKids Research Institute.

All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS or the equivalent thereto must have subspecialty training Neonatology Perinatal Medicine and be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or have comparable qualifications. Candidates must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto.  Rank and salary ($230,000-$260,000) per annum will commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate will be eligible for a benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, group insurance, pension plan, vision care, academic allowance and a relocation package and may be eligible for mortgage assistance.

 Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae and three references to Dr. Estelle Gauda, Head, Division of Neonatology, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Email: Visit our websites at or for additional information regarding the Department of Paediatrics see

The Hospital for Sick Children 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.