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full time Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University Health Network - Toronto Rehab
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 15751

Assistant Professor – Clinician Investigator – Rare Diseases Program and
Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program (CIPP)

The University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (university-affiliated hospital) are seeking a full-time academic physiatrist with a strong interest in research and clinical practice in the areas of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and comprehensive chronic pain assessment and management. The candidate will have an academic position description of Clinician Investigator and must qualify for a Full-time Clinical academic appointment at Department of Medicine, University of Toronto at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date of the position is November 1st, 2018, or shortly thereafter.

The incumbent must possess excellent diagnostic skills and should have pertinent knowledge of treatment paradigms, including pharmacological and US/fluoroscopic guided pain procedures. They must hold an MD degree and should have, or be eligible for, both certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). The successful candidate will also have advanced fellowship training in chronic pain management and the ability to provide leadership in these areas, as well as work collaboratively in an integrated, inter-professional care environment within the department and health system.

The position will have a significant research focus, with special emphasis on generation of new research directions and possibilities of outcome-based pain research in accordance with Department of Medicine’s requirement of Clinician Investigators. As such, the candidate must have past experience and research interest in management of rare chronic pain conditions including EDS as well as research publications in the areas of pain and interventional care. A graduate degree in health care research will be considered an asset. The position will include the supervision of medical students, residents and fellows, as well as other advanced health clinicians such as nurse practitioners or physical therapist practitioners. Therefore, the candidate will have a successful record of clinical teaching and service excellence. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to team building and an overall aptitude for leadership, educational development and research.

Estimated remuneration will be commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2018. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to:

Dr John F. Flannery, Medical Director, MSK & Multisystem Rehab Program
University Health Network – Toronto Rehab
550 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 2A2

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, 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.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Province / State
Employment Type
full time
Assistant Professor - Clinician Investigator - Rare Diseases Program & Pain Program
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
University Health Network - Toronto Rehab 
Street Address 1
550 University Avenue 
Street Address 2
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Postal / Zip Code
M5G 2A2 
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Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. John Flannery 
Contact Address
University Health Network - Toronto Rehab
550 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 2A2 
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Published on 2018-07-16
Edited on 2018-07-16