Principal Investigator – Polymer chemistry

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Division of Cardiac Surgery, UOHI, with appropriate appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa 




Heart Institute 

# of vacancies

Start Date

Spring/Summer 2014, or when a suitable candidate is identified 

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience 

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The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is Canada’s largest academic cardiovascular centre and has established a key focus in regenerative medicine approaches to the study and treatment of cardiovascular disease and its associated complications.

The Institute is seeking an energetic and motivated investigator with experience in polymer chemistry and materials. The candidate should have a PhD and must have a successful record in publications, funding, and/or awards. Specific expertise in natural, synthetic or hybrid materials, soft tissue engineering, drug delivery, and/or electroconductive materials would be considered assets. The candidate should also have the strong leadership, interpersonal and networking skills required to direct his/her own laboratory and work with the Biomaterials and Regeneration Program in the Division of Cardiac Surgery. For more details on the research program, please visit:

The successful candidate will have an interest in establishing a research program in biomaterials for cardiovascular regeneration with a focus on novel biomaterials for supporting the repair and regeneration of the heart’s muscle.
Qualified candidates would be eligible for Assistant, Associate or Full Professorship in a suitably identified Department in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a Canada Research Chair. The position includes incentive/start-up funds and laboratory space at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a complete current CV together with a brief statement indicating research interests and contact information for three referees. All application materials should be sent to:

Beth Wallace, e-mail:; phone: (613) 761-4893