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The CHEO Research Institute offers many opportunities for students and volunteers. If you are interested in training opportunities here, we invite you to submit your CV and cover letter (as one file) via the following link. We encourage you to learn more about our exciting research practice areas so that you may indicate your field of interest as part of the application form. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CEO & Scientific Director, CHEO Research Institute Vice President, Research, CHEO - Reporting to and supporting the Research Institute (RI) Board of Directors, the CEO & Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute is supported by RI Program Directors and a team of Scientists responsible for specific research portfolios within the RI, as well as the RI’s operations team that manages the performance of the RI’s financial, human and operational resources. CHEO’s Vice President, Research is a key member of CHEO’s executive team and reports to CHEO’s President & CEO, ensuring the RI’s strategic alignment with the Hospital’s strategy, and he/she actively participates in all hospital-wide matters, including strategy, general operations, finances, quality, risk management, performance management, human resources, information technology, etc.

If you are interested in joining CHEO and the CHEO RI in helping to define the next chapter in child health research in Canada and around the world, send a copy of your CV in confidence to John Caminiti at If you have any questions, please contact John at +1 613 742 3202. Please include “CHEO RI CEO & CHEO VPR” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

RI-18-039 - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Emergency Department/Concussion Research - CHEO RI is a national and international leader in concussion research. The goal of the Concussion Research Unit is to improve clinical care for pediatric patients and families locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Zemek holds a University of Ottawa Clinical Research Chair in Pediatric Concussion. Dr. Zemek, the Division of Emergency Medicine and CHEO RI offer a postdoctoral experience that emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in clinical research. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with a team of investigators, coordinators, and support staff that makes up the ED Research team. Superior writing, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are essential.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Ashley Zahara, Administrative Assistant, by email to:

RI-18-046 - Post Doctoral Fellow - Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Canada-China research - The objective of the project is to adapt the Canadian shared care model for ADHD to the Chinese context. To test its flexibility, it will be implemented within the paediatric care system in two districts of Shanghai and within the mental health care system in one district of Beijing. The project is linked to a similar project in Ottawa with family health teams. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in implementation research. The successful candidate will coordinate the research initiatives, the data exchange and analysis, and the training. Superior writing, communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are essential. Ideally this experience with its publication record would position the candidate for applying successfully to a tenure track position after its term.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Chantale Melo, Administrative Assistant, by email to:  

RI-18-045 - Methodologist IIThe Methodologist II works to ensure methodological rigour in research studies to answer questions about maternal-child health using data held at BORN Ontario, the province’s prescribed registry.  He/she will have the opportunity to work with
researchers and clinicians locally at BORN, CHEO and across the province.  He/she will contribute to advancing health outcomes for mothers and children in Ontario through surveillance, research and project evaluation.
Interested candidates please send an electronic copy of your CV and cover letter to in the subject line include: Attention to Vannesa Alfaro  

RI-18-047- PIOU Research CoordinatorThe Research Coordinator will be the point of connection between study participants and the research team in a study called « Optimizing the Management of Pain and Irritability in Children with Severe Neurologcial Impairments » - the PIOU study. The Research Coordinator performs the day-to day activities involved in the conduct of research including, but not limited to the creation and maintenance of research files according to study guidelines, the collection and recording of research information and the maintenance of databases. This position will be working with the Palliative Care Team.
Application letters, as well a detailed curriculum vitae and names of 3 references should be directed by email to Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur (  

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