Call for Applicants: CRRN Director

The Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) is a vibrant, multidisciplinary network of more than 100 Canadian scientists, physicians, and trainees who are involved in research related to respiratory and lung health, with a special emphasis on obstructive lung diseases, including asthma, COPD, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, cystic fibrosis and non-CF bronchiectasis. The CRRN has been led since its inception in 2013 by Dr. Shawn Aaron, but we are now undertaking the search for a new Director of CRRN. The new directorship position would commence in January 2023 and the candidate would be expected to serve a five-year term, with opportunity for renewal after 5 years. The position is a voluntary position, and it does not come with an attached salary, but there is funding available for administrative support for the position.

Requirements for the position of Director of the CRRN:
- The applicant should possess an MD or PhD degree.
- The applicant should have experience in respiratory research and should hold an academic appointment at the level of Associate Professor or higher at a Canadian academic or research institution.
- The applicant should have a track record for leading multidisciplinary research teams, including successful acquisition of extramural funding.
- The applicant should have experience leading and developing training programs and initiatives for diverse trainees from graduate training, postdoctoral training, and clinical research fellowship.
- Previous senior leadership experience in administration and/or respiratory research would be preferred but is not mandatory.
- Speaking proficiency in both of Canada’s official languages is preferred.

If you are interested in applying for the position of Director of the CRRN, please submit a curriculum vitae plus a two-page summary letter of your qualifications, including a brief description of your vision for the future of the network. Applications, and queries can be sent to Ms. Katherine Vandemheen at The application deadline is July 4, 2022.