Associate / Full Professor - Neuro-Oncology Research

Canada, North America
Apr 16, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Associate / Full Professor - Neuro-Oncology Research - 1400256

Job Field:Clinical
Faculty / Division:Faculty of Medicine
Department:Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting:Feb 14, 2014
Job Closing:Apr 30, 2014 Open Until Filled


The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network (UHN) and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto are seeking a Leader for the newly established MacFeeters Hamilton Centre for Neuro-Oncology Research, at the rank of Associate/ Full Professor. The anticipated start date is June 2, 2014, or as mutually agreed upon.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, located in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest cancer research centre in Canada and one of the largest in North America with approximately 18,000 patient visits/year, 12,000 of whom have new cancers, including a large number of brain tumor patients. Over 20% of our patients participate in clinical trials, and we maintain a large institutional Biobank, providing rich resources for patient-oriented research. Our clinical and research programs are outstanding and tightly integrated. With over 2,000 Scientists and Clinician-Scientists on staff, we pursue a broad spectrum of applied and fundamental cancer research, with a strong focus on stem cell biology, signal transduction, immunology/immune therapy, radiation biology and medical imaging. Substantial programs in Personalized Genomic Medicine and Epigenetics also are under development.

We are seeking a candidate with an outstanding track record in the area of basic brain tumor biology and therapeutics, who will be expected to build and lead a world-class research program. Full salary and a substantial startup package are available to support the successful applicant. The current base salary is $200,000 per annum. Candidates must have an MD, MD-PhD, or PhD degree(s) and be eligible for an appointment at the Senior Scientist level at the Ontario Cancer Institute and an academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Associate/Full Professor.

Interested applicants will include with their application: C.V., a brief statement of their career plans, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Benjamin Neel
Director, Ontario Cancer Institute
7-504, 610 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9

The Search Committee will begin to consider applications received by April 30, 2014 for shortlisting. The position will remain open until filled. 

University Health Network is a major landmark in Canada's healthcare system, and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto.  For more information, please visit our home page,

For more information about the Faculty of Medicine, please visit our home page,


The University of Toronto 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 the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priorityPI75789140