Kids Brain Health Network is recruiting for the post of Chief Scientific Officer. We have launched a search committee, and are contacting partners and individuals and organizations closely allied to the Network and its activities to assist in identifying suitable candidates for this highly strategic position within Canada’s neurodevelopmental community.

As a national network of excellence, KBHN is funded by the federal government to help children with neurodisabilities through world-class research in early diagnosis, effective treatment and family support. The ultimate aim of the Networks of Excellence program is to focus a critical mass of research resources on social and economic challenges, in order to commercialize and apply home-grown research breakthroughs, increase private sector R&D, and train highly qualified people.

This is an exciting time of opportunity for KBHN as we further our Cycle II (2015-2020) research projects, renew our strategy, and prepare for a successful and impactful Cycle III (2020-2025) submission to the Networks of Centres of Excellence.

To support our goal, KBHN’s Board of Directors is seeking a Chief Scientific Officer to collaboratively lead and develop the scientific direction of the organization so that KBHN delivers on its mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of children and youth with neurodisabilities – and the families and caregivers who support and nurture them.

The ideal candidate will be fully aware of, and embrace the challenges of leadership in the national research sector, and work in partnership with KBHN’s CEO, our Board of Directors, the Research Management Committee and members of our Network.

We seek a recognized leader with a passion for neurodevelopmental research, innovation, commercialization and knowledge mobilization, and a track record of leadership in translating ideas into action, building multi-stakeholder teams and delivering impact on a national and international scale.

While the CSO role with KBHN is not a salaried position, reimbursement for the time investment required for this leadership role will be negotiated with the candidate’s institution or company, if relevant.

To apply, please send your resume in confidence to by November 24 2018.