Call for Applicants: CRRN Director/Co-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 or Director-Co-Director team. The 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:

- Applicant(s) should possess an MD or PhD degree.

- Applicant(s) 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.

- Applicant(s) should have a track record for leading multidisciplinary research teams, including development and implementation of network/team initiatives.

- The applicant(s) an exemplary track record of extramural grant funding and experience in obtaining funding scholarships for research activities, beyond their own research portfolio.

- The applicant(s) should have experience developing partnerships with external organizations, institutions, industry and private sector and be prepared to describe similar plans for CRRN to the selection committee.

- The applicant(s) should have experience leading and developing training programs and initiatives for diverse trainees from graduate training, postdoctoral training, and clinical research fellowship and be prepared to describe training plans to the selection committee.

- Previous leadership experience in administration and/or respiratory research is preferred.

- Speaking proficiency in both of Canada’s official languages is preferred.

If you are interested in applying for the position of CRRN Director or Co-Director(s), please submit a CV and two-page summary letter of qualifications, including a brief description of your vision for the future of the network and an outline of implementation plans (if two individuals apply as Director + Co-Director, a single letter only please). Please send applications and queries to Ms. Katherine Vandemheen at kvandemheen@ohri.ca. The application deadline has been exteneded to September 23, 2022 and applications are continuously being reviewed upon receipt.