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Assistant Director, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, (CIHR-IHDCYH), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Salary Range: $67,580 - $109,480

Type of Appointment: Grant - Term Appointment until June 2004 with the possibility of renewal

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Scientific Director of the CIHR-IHDCYH, the Assistant Director will work collaboratively as a key member of the Institute team, will supervise staff and will liaise with the CIHR secretariat located in Ottawa. The Assistant Director will have overall responsibility for developing and coordinating the strategic directions of the IHDCYH, for external relations including those with other academic Institutions, government and private sector organizations across Canada, and for scientific reporting to internal and external stakeholders of the Institute. The Assistant Director will represent the Institute in different local, national and international forums.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Education: MSc/PhD in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

* Experience: Several years of related experience including a background in one or more areas of health research/health funding programs. Experience in public relations, scientific writing and speaking important.

* Skills: Extensive knowledge of cutting edge communication technologies and skills is required.

* Other: Must be a good communicator, who speaks in public comfortably, ability to be creative, energetic and enthusiastic; strong, confident writing skills, ability to motivate others; must pay meticulous attention to details; must possess diplomacy, tact and good judgment; must be highly organized and able to manage and lead multiple projects. Working knowledge of French as asset.

Please apply to

Laura McConkey, Manager

Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine

Medical Sciences Building, Room 2256

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8

University of Toronto

Fax: (416) 978-6746

Closing Date: April 27, 2001. Job Opportunity #583/

Internal applicants are required to supply their personnel numbers with their application. The University of Toronto thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

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