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Assistant Professor - Interventional Psychiatry-Neuromodulation

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor - Interventional Psychiatry-Neuromodulation

Date Posted: 04/13/2021
Closing Date: 08/13/2021, 11:59PM ET OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Req ID: 3722
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Psychiatry
Hospital Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a fully-affiliated teaching site of the University of Toronto, is seeking an interventional academic psychiatrist for a full-time academic position within the Department of Psychiatry. The academic job description within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine would be Clinician-Investigator. The successful candidate must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

At present, the Sunnybrook Department of Psychiatry, a department that provides psychiatric care to patients across the lifespan, possesses great expertise in circuit-based treatment for complex mood and anxiety disorders such as treatment-refractory major depression, OCD and PTSD. There is strong-cross-disciplinary collaboration between the Sunnybrook Departments of Psychiatry, the Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery as well as the Department of Medical Imaging within Sunnybrook’s Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation.

The recruited psychiatrist will provide clinical care and education in neuromodulation for complex mood and anxiety disorders. They will conduct independent research in biomarker development and validation, mechanism of network disruption in complex mood and anxiety disorders and therapeutic trials using image-guided neuromodulation modalities such as rTMS and high frequency focused ultrasound.

The successful applicant must hold an MD PhD degree and be eligible for a Clinical Full-Time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. They must have, or be eligible for, certification in Psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful candidate is required to have graduate training in research pertaining to both brain imaging and neuromodulation and dedicated expertise in advanced brain imaging. They should possess strong clinical skills with a capacity for team-building and fostering multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Salary is approximately $350,000/year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, via email to [email protected] by May 12, 2021.

CAUTION: This ad is "posted only" to the U of T affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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