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From: "Wendy Lou" <wendy.lou@utoronto.ca>
To: d-ssc@ssc.ca
Cc: "Teresa To" <teresa.to@sickkids.ca>
Sent: Thursday, 9 August, 2012 10:41:59 AM
Subject: [d-ssc] Biostatistician-Scientist position at SickKids, Toronto

Career opportunity at SickKids 


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Description of Position: 

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is one of the leading paediatric health care centres in the world with an international reputation for excellence in health care, research, and teaching. This reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. Affectionately known as SickKids, the Hospital is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric health care. 

The Child Health Evaluative Sciences (CHES) Research Program’s mission is to ensure the highest quality child and family centred research will be performed by researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children. Our aim is to improve the welfare of children by basing health care decisions on best possible evidence. 

The Research Institute is seeking an academic Biostatistician to be appointed as Scientist in CHES. The successful candidate will be expected to lead and conduct an independent program of research in the development of statistical methods and to collaborate with other Scientists on applied research projects. The successful candidate will also be expected to be involved in the Graduate Education Program at the University of Toronto, including providing Graduate Student supervision. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience 


Candidates must have a PhD in Biostatistics with at least five years of post-graduate experience, which can include post-doctoral studentships and university faculty or Research Institute appointments. The candidates must have strong communication skills and a proven record of achievement in peer-reviewed publications, independent and collaborative research funding, teaching, and Graduate Student supervision. Experience in clinical research is required, preferably in clinical trials, and experience in decision theory is a desirable asset. The Hospital for Sick Children is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located within a vibrant Toronto biomedical research community. The successful candidate will be eligible for cross-appointment to the University of Toronto. 

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants must submit an Application for Employment form, a curriculum vitae, summary of research achievements and leadership skills, reprints of three to five recent publications, and the names and addresses of three references by August 17, 2012 to Dr. Martin Offringa, Senior Scientist & Program Head, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8. Submissions may be forwarded to Dr. Offringa via email (martin.offringa@sickkids.ca) or fax (410-813-5979). SickKids Application for Employment Form can be found on the SickKids website ( www.sickkids.ca ). General inquiries sent to this e-mail address will not be answered. 

Deadline: 2012-08-17 

Available to: Internal & External Candidates 

SickKids is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes application from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities and others who may contribute diversity within our organization. SickKids is also committed to providing accommodations to persons with disabilities in our recruitment process. Accommodations are available upon request to all applicants, including applicants who are selected to participate in an interview, assessment or selection process. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the recruitment process, we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant's accessibility needs. 

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids would be conditional upon you providing the Hospital with satisfactory documentation of tuberculosis testing and your immunization status. 


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