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full time Physician - Neonatology at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 8724

Join our team and be part of our bold new strategy for Precision Child Health to usher in a new generation of discovery, prevention, and treatment for children worldwide.

Effective August 1, 2024, the Division of Neonatology is seeking a permanent full-time faculty position as Division Head, at the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave., Toronto, ON, which is an academic health science centre dedicated to the care of children affiliated with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will act as a key steward and mentor for our diverse faculty and trainees, be a key collaborator with our allied health and nursing partners, and innovative partner to our scientists in our world-class Research Institute. By championing clinical services, education, and research discoveries, you will advance the disciplines of the Neonatology Program. You will play a key strategic role in ensuring the alignment of academic activities with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dedicated to supporting the growing diversification and spectrum of specialized clinical services, this role also provides unique opportunities for creative and professional activities and innovative translational and basic research. The Division Head will also serve as a strategic advisor and steward of the philanthropic funds to influence the strategic vision for the division.
The Division is home to innovative scientists leading world-class research to improve evidence-based neonatology and the health outcomes for infants in collaboration with our Research Institute in over 160 active research studies.

The Division offers a comprehensive and accredited subspecialty residency program. Canadian and international trainees have embraced the opportunity to pursue the fellowship, enabling trainees to gain in-depth experience offered in our six fellowship programs including Neonatal Neurology and Neonatal/Paediatric Transport.

The Neonatology Program focuses on the transport, care and follow-up of the most medically and surgically complex patients in the province of Ontario. Programs and services include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Clinical and the Acute Care Transport Services.

The successful candidates must meet the following qualifications: Leadership and Mentoring experience with a track record of academic and research excellence in the field of neonatology and demonstration vision for child and youth health.

The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($300,000-$375,000) per annum will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for a leadership stipend, and 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.

All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent thereto 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. This position will remain open until filled.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a statement of research, education and clinical contribution, and names and addresses of three references no later than August 1, 2024 to Dr. Meredith Irwin, Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8: e-mail

The Department is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized person/persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Meagan Cameira, Executive Assistant to the Chair at or 416.613.6122.

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Physician - Neonatology
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Join our team and be part of our bold new strategy for Precision Child Health to usher in a new generation of discove...
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The Hospital for Sick Children 
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555 University Avenue 
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Dr. Meredith Irwin 
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Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8 
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Published on 2024-06-06
Edited on 2024-06-06