Biostatistician at the North York General Hospital

North York General Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is seeking candidates for multiple Research Chair positions to lead research and innovation in the following strategic areas: patient-centred outcomes; process improvement and health outcomes; informatics and patient safety; health care for diverse populations; and knowledge transfer and implementation. The Research Chairs will work alongside North York General’s Gordon F. Cheesbrough Research Chair in Family and Community Medicine and leader of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN), an innovative approach to electronic medical records. The appointments will be for a five-year term with the opportunity for renewal upon completion of a successful review.

IMAGINE a hospital where everyone is committed to excellence. We did. We are. From boardroom to bedside, we go above and beyond to offer the best and safest patient care. At North York General, we put our patients first in everything we do and are achieving a new standard of excellence in integrated patient-centred care. And as one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals, we are collaborating with partners, such as the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, York University, the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute, and the Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation. As a Research Chair at North York General, imagine improving the delivery of health care from the perspective of a community hospital, where 80% of hospital visits occur, and building your program with students and collaborators from other academic institutions in Toronto.

The ideal candidate will have the skills necessary to plan and conduct research leading to innovation in delivery of health care in a community academic hospital setting with the goal of enhancing quality of care and outcomes at individual and system levels. It is expected that the incumbent will report findings in peer-reviewed scientific literature; share evidence to support innovation with health care policy makers, planners, and the general public; recruit and mentor graduate students and other trainees and research staff; promote collaboration to leverage the strengths of North York General with an extensive external network; obtain external funding to support students and research staff; engage staff and physicians to achieve tangible impact, build capacity, and strengthen the culture of research and innovation. In addition, participation in committees, advisory groups, and other activities as applicable, will be expected such that they further the objectives of North York General.

The successful candidate for the Research Chair positions must hold an MD and/or Ph.D. degree or equivalent; be eligible to apply for an academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto; have a distinguished reputation in research related to delivery of health care, with a track record of extramural funding as a principal investigator, peer-reviewed publications, and other innovative accomplishments; proven skills in leadership, mentorship, and student supervision; and demonstrated productivity in research collaborations. The Research Chairs will report to the Vice-President, Medical and Academic Affairs at North York General and be provided with space at 4001 Leslie Street in Toronto. The incumbent will be encouraged to participate actively as faculty at the University of Toronto and if applicable, may have dedicated time for clinical practice.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by contacting Jamie Bruno, Director, Human Resources at Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a statement outlining current and future research interests. The review of applications will proceed until multiple positions are filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Michael Wood, Director, Research and Innovation at

At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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 priority.

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