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St. Boniface Hospital and the University of Manitoba invite applications for the position of Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences to lead and continue to develop a world-class cardiovascular research program centered within the Albrechtsen Research Centre at St. Boniface Hospital. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills, organize and provide mentorship to a large group of young and established scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong publication record in the cardiovascular innovation research fields and evidence of an international reputation in cardiovascular research. Evidence of a history of success in receiving grant and/or industrial funding and knowledge of the peer review process are expected. Applicants should have a Ph.D., or M.D., or their equivalent in a relevant health research area (cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, physiology, etc) with postdoctoral experience. Strong programs already exist in the Centre in natural health products, clinical trials, neurodegenerative diseases and commercialization of health-related opportunities. Successful applicants will be expected to promote scientific interactions with these programs as well as foster research collaborations with clinical cardiovascular activities at St. Boniface Hospital and elsewhere. The successful applicant will be expected to currently hold a senior academic appointment in an appropriate Faculty and/or Department at the University of Manitoba. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. A starting date of June 01, 2017 would be anticipated.

The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences is a recognized Institute within the University of Manitoba. St. Boniface Hospital and the University of Manitoba are strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcome applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

For confidential consideration, please send in electronic format your complete resume, a brief description of your cardiovascular research program and vision, a description of your reason for applying for this position, as well as letters from two referees who would be familiar with your capabilities by Friday April 7th, 2017. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Applications to be addressed to:

Dr. Grant N. Pierce,
Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital,
Albrechtsen Research Centre, 351 Taché Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2H 2A6,
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