This 1 year research fellowship will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to train in one of the largest, most world renowned paediatric brain tumour programs ( and affiliated paediatric brain tumour research centres in the world (

The Brain Tumour Research Centre is staffed by oncologist-scientists, surgeon-scientists, pathologist-scientists and psychologist-scientists who conduct leading edge investigations in translational pediatric oncology including experimental therapeutics. The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program and the Brain Tumour Research Centre (BTRC) have trained multiple consultants who now hold leadership positions in prestigious institutes in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The successful candidate will lead a translational research project related to diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) with the goal of generating pre-clinical data and planning a clinical trial for DIPG at The Hospital for Sick Children. Job duties may include, but not be limited to:

  • Conducting and participating in basic bench research, animal work, cell culture work and bioinformatic analysis.
  • Acquiring knowledge in cancer genetics and integrating in vitro, in vivo and patient data.
  • Drafting, implementing and pursuing clinical trial protocols.
  • Applying for research ethics board approvals.
  • Disseminating research and clinical findings through publications, presentations, and seminars.


  • Applicants should be certified or board-eligible in Paediatric Hematology/Oncology.
  • Applicants may be Canadian or international citizens.

Experience/ Skills

  • Bioinformatic and/or molecular biology experience is an asset
  • Motivation and the ability to work independently are required
  • Strong communications skills are a must

Application Process

  • Submission deadline is July 15, 2019

Education Program Coordinator

Division of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Paediatrics

The Hospital for Sick Children

555 University Ave | Toronto, Ont, M5G 1X8