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The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Canada Research Chair - Tier 1

Call for Nominations – Internal Candidates only        

Sinai Health is announcing an internal call for one Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) position at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute that will become available in 2018. The CRC competition deadline is in mid-April 2018.

In addition to meeting the criteria of the CRC program below, the hospital has set the following specific criteria:

  • The nominee must be a Senior Investigator appointed to Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) and is not restricted to a particular area of research
  • In cases where nominees have non-research commitments at the hospital or University (e.g. clinical or administrative), these commitments should be limited so that the nominees can carry out their program of research at the level expected of a Canada Research Chair

As CRCs are a mechanism for the hospital to recover salary support for its researchers, the following individual who meets eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply: a) individuals that currently do not hold salary awards or b) individuals that hold salary awards but these awards are ending in Fall 2018 or earlier.

Tier 1 Chairs are for outstanding established scholars. To meet the criteria of the program, nominees must: be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields; be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields; have superior records of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline) and, as chairholders, be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of the highest quality.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest describing your qualifications and research plans for the position, 2) a full curriculum vitae (not an abbreviated one). All materials should be submitted to Gareth Taylor (grtaylor@lunenfeld.ca) by February 23, 2018.

For more information about this specific CRC opportunity and/or if you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact Gareth Taylor (grtaylor@lunenfeld.ca).

Further information regarding nomination and eligibility criteria may be found here. For questions about the CRC nomination process at the University of Toronto and affiliated hospitals, contact Judith Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services - crc@utoronto.ca.



Sinai Health recognizes that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions due to personal circumstances can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged to explain any personal circumstances in order to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Search committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

Sinai Health is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief self-identification form, found here. This form is voluntary and any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by the search committee. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes as part of Sinai Health’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.