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The CHEO Research Institute is dedicated to world-class research covering a wide range of children’s health concerns. One of our greatest resources is our people: we are fortunate to have a team of basic scientists and clinical researchers, staff and trainees who are the best and brightest in their fields.

Recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2017, CHEO offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Its Research Institute is a unique and exceptional place to work, offering a dynamic environment that values: Excellence, Passion, Integrity, Creativity, and Collaboration.

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The CHEO Research Institute offers a wide variety of exciting career opportunities, including training positions for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and staff positions for researchers and administrators. Please review our researchers and email our scientists directly, should their particular field of research be of interest to you.

RI-21-013 – Care4Rare and RareConnect Communication Specialist

We are looking for a communication specialist to join our team. You will be responsible for communication tasks related to Care4Rare, supporting and improving the RareConnect platform, and engaging with researchers interested in using  the MyStudies platform. Your duties will also include sharing content on social media to raise awareness, supporting our volunteer moderators, and liaising with the RareConnect developers for platform development.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced communication professional with demonstrable community management experience, willing to learn more about the rare disease community. We are looking for someone who can communicate with a high number of people in a personal and individualized way, is extremely organized, and is analytical and creative in their approach to solving problems. 

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applications will only be considered from those that are eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

RI-21-014 – Post-Doctoral Fellow

Care4Rare Canada ( is national collaborative team of clinicians, bioinformaticians, and scientists with the collective goal to improve clinical care for patients and families affected by rare diseases by expanding and improving their diagnosis and treatment options.  We are beginning our next phase which is focused on the utilization of novel multi-omic technologies and are therefore looking for a highly motivated candidate with extensive experience in -omics and/or molecular biology. The successful Candidate will work in collaboration with a team of investigators, coordinators, and laboratory staff to identify and validate candidate genes responsible for causing a wide array of genetic diseases. This individual will be responsible for the interpretation of next-generation sequencing and other –omic data for the purpose of disease-gene identification including, whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing data, and direction of projects to evaluate candidate genes through molecular functional validation studies.  Superior communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are essential. 

Please send a complete CV and cover letter to Hanh Dao, Administrative Assistant, by email to: [email protected]