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Obesity Scientist
Physiology and Experimental Medicine

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON Canada
The Program in Physiology and Experimental Medicine (PEM) at The Hospital for Sick Children is seeking to fill a faculty-level position of Scientist (Assistant/Associate Professor equivalent, but more senior candidates will also be considered). We seek an exceptional individual to establish and conduct an independent research program that would complement the current obesity, metabolism and nutrition research groups involved in evaluating mechanisms leading to cardiometabolic disorders, regulation of appetite in children, and clinical trials of prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. The position will be associated with a strong collaborative and multidisciplinary environment linking paediatric endocrinology, cardiology, general paediatrics and obesity research programs. This appointment will be located in our new state-of-the-art SickKids Research & Learning Tower, currently under construction.

Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent, have completed significant postdoctoral training, and have an outstanding record of research productivity. Candidates with experience in appetite regulation are preferred. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed to an appropriate academic department at the University of Toronto and receive a competitive salary and start -up package.
Applicants should e-mail their application (Curriculum vitae, description of past research and proposed research, and three representative publications), preferably in PDF format to palma.ottaviani@sickkids.ca by Nov 30th, 2012. Potential start date is August 2013. Candidates should also arrange to have three signed letters of recommendation sent by mail to: PEM Search, c/o Dr. Palma Ottaviani , The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The Hospital for Sick Children hires on the basis of merit and is committed to equity in employment.

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Ad has been online since November 6, 2012
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