Musculoskeletal Education Scientist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON, CA.
10h ago

The Holland Bone and Joint Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute is seeking applications for a full-time education psychometrics scientist.

The position is suitable for a mid-career or senior candidate with a demonstrable track record in academic research. The mandate of the position is to initiate discovery and translational research in surgical skills training, team performance and their relation to patient outcomes in the context of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The successful candidate will hold a scientist designation within the Evaluative Clinical Sciences Research Platform and Holland Bone and Joint Program of Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), and a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

A strategic priority of the Holland Bone and Joint Program is the establishment of a Bone and Joint Institute for Surgical Education.

Towards this goal, we are currently embarking on an initiative focusing on Expert Orthopaedic Surgical Teams : Optimizing Outcomes , which aims to establish a novel educational paradigm for training surgeons beyond competency through proficiency to expertise, using real time acquired operative data analytics and a whole surgical team-based optimization approach.

The full-time education psychometrics scientist will be responsible for leading this exciting initiative. Expertise for this position is required in simulation, surgical education, outcomes and large data sets.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a fully-affiliated Academic Health Sciences Centre of the University of Toronto. SRI is one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with well-established programs in discovery and translational research. SRI conducts >

$100 million in research each year in over 500,000 square feet of infrastructure, developing innovations in care for more than 1 million patients annually.

As a hospital-based research institute, there is tremendous opportunity to leverage the hospital’s high-volume clinical and educational program that excels in adult care in spine, traumatic musculoskeletal injury and joints / arthroplasty.

The position offers outstanding opportunities for translational research and collaboration with the many institutes and programs at the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent training, inclusive of post-doctoral fellowship experience, and be eligible for a University of Toronto appointment at the level of an Associate / Full Professor.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized, competitive and stable peer-review-funded independent program in education research.

Previous research experience in academic healthcare settings and innovation in medical education is required. The candidate will serve as a mentor and develop collaborative research initiatives in education research, working with scientists, researchers, clinician investigators, allied health professionals, graduate students and learners.

He / she will be expected to attain internal and external funding to support research and scholarship activities and build capacity related to education research within the Holland Bone and Joint Program.

Administrative responsibilities at the University of Toronto will be determined based on discussion with the university cognate department.

Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a personal letter detailing the applicant’s academic plan, the names of three referees, and be directed to :

Dr. Cari Whyne, PhD FIOR

Susanne and William Holland Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

Holland Bone and Joint Program Research Director

Sunnybrook Research Institute

2075 Bayview Ave, Room S620, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5

Email : cari.whyne sunnybrook.ca (opens in a new window)

Applications are requested by January 17, 2020 but will be received until the position is filled.

Sunnybrook Research Institute recognizes that scientists have varying career paths and understands the impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement.

Candidates are encouraged to explain any interruptions in order to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committee members have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of, career interruptions in their assessments.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to : visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to : visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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