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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Division of Rheumatology, Clinician Investigator

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Assistant Professor
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Division of Rheumatology, Clinician Investigator

Date Posted: 01/26/2023
Closing Date: 03/03/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 29456
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: University Health Network (UHN) & Sinai Health System (SHS)
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Division of Rheumatology at University Health Network / Sinai Health System and the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto are recruiting a Clinician Investigator to work primarily at the Toronto Western Hospital in the Psoriatic Disease Program, with a cross appointment to the Mount Sinai Hospital. Applicants must have recognized clinical and scientific credentials allowing them to be eligible for a full-time academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The effective start date is negotiable but could be as early as July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree or equivalent and have completed subspecialty rheumatology training in a recognized postgraduate training program. They must have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The candidate must have relevant graduate research degree training or equivalent postdoctoral fellowship training and the possess the ability to conduct collaborative research evidenced by demonstrated excellence and productivity. Expertise in musculoskeletal imaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, is essential. The preferred candidate will be expected to manage patients with psoriatic arthritis, and other rheumatologic conditions, supervise rheumatology trainee and medical residents, participate in divisional teaching program, and in patient education.

Academic rank, salary and contractual arrangements will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Remuneration will include a base salary for a Clinician Investigator, funding through the Alternate Funding Plan and clinical billings in addition to salary support obtained via salary support awards. The salary for a rheumatologist in the province of Ontario would generally be $200,000/year.

Rheumatology at the University of Toronto encompasses a large, multi-centered group of clinicians, teachers, educators and researchers. We provide unparalleled care for patients with complex, chronic rheumatologic disease and advance care by studying pathogenesis, biomarkers, therapeutics and clinical outcomes. We are excited to be training the next generation of rheumatology clinicians, teachers and scientists. The Division of Rheumatology is embedded within the academically focused Department of Medicine and supported by the benefits of the highly regarded University of Toronto.

The vision of the Psoriatic Disease Research Program (PsDRP) is to find the cure for patients with psoriatic disease. The Program, by leading the international research community in better understanding psoriatic disease aetiology and progression and discovering new treatments and prevention measures, will improve the lives of those affected. The ambition of PsDRP is to continue to be the driving force behind the International Psoriasis and Arthritis Research Team (IPART) and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and PsA (GRAPPA).

Our mission is to innovatively find answers in a cultivating environment that fosters collaboration to address the issues of early diagnosis, disease expression and disease impact.

Our approach has been to carefully phenotype patients with psoriatic disease over time, and to establish a biobank linked to clinical assessments. Ours is a translational program that has the capacity to study both clinical and biological features of the disease. To date we have developed an excellent program with valid instruments to assess patients, demonstrated that patients diagnosed early do better, and established a molecular biomarker program to determine disease susceptibility and expression.

We intend to expand our program to include modern imaging methods which will help better define disease phenotypes and outcomes, thus simultaneously strengthening our molecular biomarker program. This will be achieved by strengthening our team by recruiting an internationally reputed clinician investigator with expertise in psoriatic disease, imaging, outcome measures and cohort studies who shares our vision and is committed to these goals and have already developed methodology in some of these areas.

The preferred candidate will be expected to provide excellent clinical care for patients attending the psoriatic arthritis program, to optimize the potential and productivity of the psoriatic arthritis research program, to establish an internationally recognised spondyloarthritis musculoskeletal imaging program, to guide the development of imaging research in the division of rheumatology and to strengthen strategic partnerships with imaging and biomarker researchers across Canada and the World.

It is anticipated that the preferred candidate will participate in the Psoriatic Disease Research Program to establish and strengthen strategic partnerships and productivity. Research will focus on the development and validation of innovative imaging techniques for diagnosis, assessment, and management of psoriatic arthritis. The investigator will partner with molecular biomarker researchers to identify and validate molecular and imaging biomarkers. They will be an active member of national and international research groups to foster research collaboration and will work to foster imaging-based research within the UHN/Sinai Division of Rheumatology and the larger division of rheumatology at the University of Toronto.

Time Distribution : 50 % research, 5-10 % teaching, 40 % clinical, 5 - 10 % administration.

Clinical activities will include approximately 3 half-day psoriatic arthritis clinic and 1 half-day general rheumatology clinic weekly, and wards and consult service 8 weeks per year. Required teaching activities will include formal teaching of medical students and teaching clinical clerks, residents and fellows during ward rounds and consult service. Will also participate in core teaching of medical residents and rheumatology specialty residents.

Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2023.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and the names/contact information of 3 suitable references to:

Dr. Nigil Haroon

Head, Division of Rheumatology,

University Health Network/Sinai Health System

399 Bathurst Street, 1EW-425

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2S8

Email: [email protected]

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

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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.

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