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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.

If you have any technical difficulties applying or questions about career opportunities at the CHEO Research Institute, please contact [email protected]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

RI-21-005 – CHEO Research Volunteers – Board of Directors

Vacancy – Board of Directors:

CHEO RI is seeking to fill two upcoming vacancies on its Board of Directors. The CHEO RI board consists of 16 Directors – 9 members recruited from the broader community; 3 representatives from the University of Ottawa and 4 representatives from CHEO and the CHEO Foundation. Approximately 30% of the CHEO RI Board Directors are Francophones (speak French as their mother tongue). Competencies provide the foundation for CHEO RI’s Board composition. CHEO RI’s Board of Directors is firmly committed to diversity, striving to ensure it is representative of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Ideal candidates will have a passion for the CHEO RI’s mission to connect exceptional talent and technology in the pursuit of life-changing research for every child, youth and family in our community and beyond. Candidates will also have a good knowledge of the health research landscape and public policy, as well as familiarity with child and youth issues, and/or have already played active leadership roles in their community. Previous governance experience is preferred but not mandatory.

Application Process:

Community volunteers interested in joining the CHEO RI’s Board may send their application by e-mail to the CHEO RI’s Chief Operating Officer, Rhonda Correll, at [email protected] by February 26, 2021.

Applicants should include a detailed letter of interest and a resume outlining relevant experience, qualifications and any other information you would like to highlight to the Selection Committee.

As noted, the CHEO RI is committed to diversity, striving to ensure our governance structures are representative of the demographic, ethno-cultural, linguistic and geographic characteristics of the communities we serve. In your application, we encourage you to highlight any additional information about your background that you would like to share.

RI-21-007- Research Coordinator

Under general supervision, the Research Coordinator provides assistance with diverse clinical research projects related to child neurology, including regulated treatment trials (project scheduling, REB submissions and renewals, database management, data entry, patient visit scheduling, invoicing). The postholder will be responsible for coordinating clinical trials of cutting-edge therapies in neuromuscular disease as part of one of Canada’s leading neuromuscular research teams (see for details).

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Rosa Ramos ([email protected])  

RI-21-008 – Internal Communications Coordinator


The CHEO Research Institute is a leading hospital based Institute which conducts internationally competitive pediatric research. Our focus is to support new discoveries that inspire the best life for every child and youth.  

The CHEO Research Institute Internal Communications Specialist is responsible for the implementation of all internal communications initiatives to ensure our researchers and their teams are well informed and to promote their important work. Creative and resourceful, the RI Internal Communications Coordinator will be an outstanding storyteller – helping to enhance collaboration and inform scientists, investigators, RI staff and our community, regarding the world class research that is taking place at the CHEO RI.

As a member of the CHEO RI Office of Research Services team, and the research communications team, the RI Internal Communications Coordinators’ focus is on ensuring our internal community which includes the RI, CHEO Foundation and CHEO hospital are kept informed. The coordinator will be responsible for planning and executing a variety of communications activities – with a particular focus on:

  • Writing and editing for diverse audiences
  • Managing our Intranet content and design
  • Developing novel communication strategies involving researchers, children, youth and their families

Interested applicants, who have the required experience, may send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] by March 10, 2021.