Cardiovascular Systems Biology

Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Systems Biology at The University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is looking for an assistant professor in Cardiovascular Systems Biology which is going to start his/her working from September 1, 2021.

Introduction to Opportunity: The Department of Physiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (UofT) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Cardiovascular Systems Biology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate may also be eligible to be named The Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Systems Biology (details below) for an initial 5-year term, renewable following a favourable review. The expected start date is September 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Introduction to Institute: The Department of Physiology (  boasts an illustrious past in research and education including the discovery of insulin. Today Physiology is an internationally top-ranked department with particular research strengths in cardiovascular, neuroscience, endocrinology, as well as reproduction & development research. Medicine by Design ( harnesses the exceptional expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals at the convergence of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and medicine to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. Medicine by Design is made possible in part due to a $114-million grant from the CFREF.

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research ( is a unique research institute focused on heart failure across the lifespan that was enabled by a magnificent gift of $129.5 million from The Rogers Foundation, and matching contributions from the three founding partners, Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, and UofT.  The resulting environment is a highly integrated and collaborative research network with generous intramural funding opportunities to support its research initiatives.

Key Responsibilities: Outstanding candidates with demonstrated research excellence relevant to heart failure and cardiovascular science will be considered for the Ted Rogers Chair in Cardiovascular Systems Biology within the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (TRCHR) Translational Biology and Engineering Program. An emerging track record of collaborative science, successful program building, and research productivity and excellence, demonstrated through the application materials, is essential. Through research and scholarly activities, the Chair holder will position the TRCHR as a global leader in knowledge and technology generation and translation in the areas of systems biology related to heart failure.

Key Skills Required: Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. To this end, candidates must provide a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letter of reference. Other teaching-related activities could refer to previous experience as a teaching assistant or course instructor, leading workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or awards for oral presentations and posters at conferences.

Education & Experience Required: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or another relevant field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an innovative, independent, and externally funded research program of the highest international calibre, and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by the quality of articles submitted in the application; output and impact of research or a research pipeline that meets international standards; publications in top ranked, internationally recognized, and field-relevant academic journals; presentations at significant conferences; awards and accolades; and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Salary & Facilities Offered: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:  All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae with a list of publications, 3 sample articles, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier (to include a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of teaching excellence as listed above). Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at by the closing date (on letterhead, dated and signed). PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at If you have questions about this position, please contact Scott Heximer at

Deadline of Applications: All application materials, including reference letters must be received by March 15th, 2021. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional Info on Assistant Professorship at The University of Toronto

Diversity Statement: 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.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement: The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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