The possibilities are amazing.
Making them happen will be your job.

Creating a world of possibilities for kids with disability is much more than a vision at Holland Bloorview. It’s an urgent daily personal goal for every talented staff member and dedicated volunteer who works at this specialized teaching hospital. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital pioneers treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life. Holland Bloorview serves about 7,000 children each year through 600 inpatient admissions and 58,000 outpatient visits. Founded in 2004, with support from a large endowment, the on-site Bloorview Research Institute conducts applied research that’s focused on care, technology and the removal of barriers led by an interdisciplinary group of 20 scientists with expertise in medicine, surgery, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, engineering, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology and more. Clients and families are important members of the research team. The Institute encourages integrated, cutting-edge research and teaching with evidence-based care to improve the quality of children’s lives.

As Holland Bloorview enters this new chapter of cutting-edge research, teaching and evidence- based care, the organization is seeking two driven leaders to advance the academic and applied research mandate.

Vice President, Research & Director, Bloorview Research Institute

The core work of the Research Institute focuses on three themes... Evaluation of Care, Innovation & Development and Inclusion & Participation. As Vice President, Research and Director of the Institute, you will inspire the development, promotion and leadership of all research at Holland Bloorview. With your colleagues on the Executive Team, you will lead the integration of research, clinical care and teaching. Lead an outstanding scientific team of diverse interdisciplinary researchers and continue to build this research enterprise on an international platform. With your prominent reputation in the academic and research community, you will continue to evolve key partnerships and research opportunities that will “create a world of possibilities” for children with disabilities.

A Ph.D. and/or M.D. with extensive research and administrative experience, you have led a thriving team in a major program of research in an academic hospital. Comfortable in the worlds of grants, intellectual property and hands-on research, you will add passion, energy and international impact to leading world class research in children’s rehabilitation.

The successful applicant must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. It is anticipated that you will become the holder of the Holland Bloorview endowed Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation.

The University of Toronto and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are strongly committed to diversity within their community and especially welcome applicants from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For additional information about Holland Bloorview and their Research Institute, visit their website at

To confidentially explore either opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at

Posted By

Bloorview Research Institute

Contact Information


Toronto, Ontario


Research, Clinical Care, and Teaching

Positions For

PHD, MD, Faculty Chair

Date Posted

Tuesday April 26, 2011