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The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital – one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa and supported by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. With more than 2200 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $120 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Our research spans more than a hundred different diseases, conditions, and specialties with an overall focus on translating discoveries and knowledge into better health.

Job Description
Innovative and creative scientists are invited to apply for a faculty position that will be jointly appointed in the Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Programs at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).

We are searching for an outstanding scientist to establish and build an internationally competitive research program in the areas of stem cell and/or regenerative medicine research. We are interested in all aspects of neural stem cell biology ranging from molecular regulation of stem cell function, transcription, epigenetics, omics, signaling, cell-cell interactions, human stem cell biology, organoid models, tissue-specific stem cells, regeneration, pluripotency and reprogramming, ageing, and the application of stem cells in disease modeling and regenerative medicine, and their translation to novel regenerative therapies.

The successful candidate will join an exciting multidisciplinary group of biomedical investigators at the OHRI that includes molecular biologists, cell biologists, bioinformaticians, and clinician researchers, who have their primary appointment either in the Neuroscience or in the Regenerative Medicine program. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Scientist at the OHRI and will have the opportunity to be appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. A competitive start-up package will be provided.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research, teach at the graduate level, attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers, and work in a highly collaborative environment.

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
Candidates must have a PhD (or doctoral equivalent) and completed postdoctoral training demonstrating outstanding achievement in their field. The successful candidate will have an interest in working in a multidisciplinary environment to address important research questions in neuroscience, stem cell biology and/or regenerative medicine.

Application process:
Qualified applicants are invited to apply by submitting the following: curriculum vitae, copies of representative reprints, statement of research accomplishments, statement of research interests, and names of three persons able to supply letters of reference. The application package should be sent to the below contact.

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Contact Info:
Name: Sandy Martino
Title: Research Administrative Assistant
Program: Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Address: 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa ON
Websites:  Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
Regenerative Medicine Program:
Neuroscience Program:

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and supportive culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for trainees, researchers, and staff. We are devoted to identifying and removing barriers that limit equitable access to opportunities within our organization. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute strongly supports initiatives that encourage the participation of all groups, in particular, the four groups defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

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