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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.

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. A world-class tourism and convention destination, Ottawa is rich in culture and heritage, blending its historic architecture with many national museums, parklands, green spaces, and waterways. The city’s residents enjoy an enviable quality of life that is recognized around the world.

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-21-049- Scientist Position Molecular and Therapeutic Approaches for Pediatric Diseases

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for an early career Ph.D. Scientist position in the Biology Breakthrough Program (https://www.cheoresearch.ca/research/areas/) with a particular research focus on innovative molecular and gene therapies. The successful candidate will hold an Assistant Professor Position (non-tenure track) within the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. The candidate will also be eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI; https://www.innovation.ca/apply-manage-awards/funding-opportunities/innovation-fund) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.

We are interested in attracting candidates with a doctoral degree in the fields of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Model Systems, Rare Genetic Diseases or other relevant areas to Pediatrics and child health. Applicants must show evidence of research excellence and productivity in one of the following broad areas:

  • Molecular, cellular and developmental biology informing disease mechanisms  
  • Genomics, proteomics or systems-based approaches
  • Gene and cell therapy

At CHEO RI, we inspire trust in our research excellence by being curious, nimble, passionate, and equitable. The successful candidate will share these values and identify with our mission: Connecting exceptional talent and technology in pursuit of life-changing research for every child, youth and family in our community and beyond.

The selection process will begin immediately after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Please send the application package by email to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

RI-21-048 – Scientist Position in the Cancer, Infection and Arthritis Therapeutics

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute (RI) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for an early career Ph.D. Scientist position in the Cancer, Infection and Arthritis Therapeutics Program, with relevance to child health/pediatrics and a particular research focus on cancer, infection, and/or arthritis. The successful candidate will also hold an Assistant Professor position within the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology (BMI) at the University of Ottawa. The candidate will be eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) (CFI; https://www.innovation.ca/apply-manage-awards/funding-opportunities/innovation-fund) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.

We are interested in attracting exceptional candidates with a doctoral degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Infectiology, Model Systems, or other relevant areas. Applicants will be expected to have evidence of research excellence and productivity in one of the following broad research areas pertaining to:  Cancer, Infection/Inflammation, and/or Arthritis.

The selection process will begin immediately after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Please send the application package by e-mail to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.