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full time Pediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 16890

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Hospital for Sick Children and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Paediatrics

Join our team and be part of our bold new strategy for Precision Child Health to usher in a new generation of discovery, prevention, and treatment for children worldwide.

Effective immediately The Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics, an academic health science centre dedicated exclusively to children, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is seeking a full-time permanent faculty position as Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.

The successful applicant will lead a diverse clinical team excelling in clinical and translational research to help us achieve our future vision outlined in our Vision 2023 Department of Paediatrics 5-year Strategic Plan. Dedicated to supporting the growing diversification and spectrum of specialized clinical services, this provides unique opportunities for creative professional activities and innovative translational research. The Division focuses on clinical issues of children’s medications, diagnoses and treatment of adverse affects and toxicities of drugs, overdoes and poisoning, and earl-life exposures to drugs and environmental toxins. Our clinical programs span wise areas ranging from consultation service and clinic, including provincial advisement for the Provincial Poison Centre.

As part of our precision child health vision, our clinical and research interests include an individual-specific approach of pharmacogenetics to identify individuals at an elevated risk of drug toxicity or ineffectiveness. Advancing our research in drug safety for children, drug metabolizing enzymes and their development, drug transporters, mammary glad drug transport and metabolism, and reproductive toxicology and teratology from both a molecular-level pharmacology such as pharmacogenetics but also population-level pharmacology using clinical epidemiology approaches to advance our research combining our expertise in paediatric knowledge and skills with specialized approaches in sciences of drugs and toxins.

The successful applicant will hold a leadership role with accomplished credentials in academic Paediatrics and be responsible for the supervision and development of clinical service, education and research activities for the members of the Division aligned to the academic activities of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($250,000-$400,000) per annum will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for a benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, group insurance, pension plan, vision care, academic allowance, and a relocation package. The candidate may be eligible for mortgage assistance.

All candidates must be able to function proficiency in English, hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent thereto and be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or have comparable qualifications. Candidates must hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The successful candidate is expected to: – Be an accomplished academic physician with leadership experience – Be committed to research excellence with an understanding of the research environment – Dedicated to supporting undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate clinical and basic science education – Provide leadership in the recruitment, development and mentoring of diverse faculty; and – Ensure the delivery of quality care in collaboration with all medical subspecialties and hospital clinical programs

Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae including a statement of research, education and clinical contribution, and names and addresses of three references to
Dr. Meredith Irwin, Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8: e-mail For additional information regarding the Department of Paediatrics see
This position will remain open until filled.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Meagan Cameira, Executive Assistant to the Chair at or 416.613.6122.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

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The Hospital for Sick Children 
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555 University Avenue 
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Dr. Meredith Irwin 
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Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8 
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Published on 2021-08-05
Edited on 2021-08-24