Vice President, Research and Scientific Director - St. Joseph’s Health Care London

  • Promeus Inc.
  • London, ON, Canada
  • May 10, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry Sciences and Technology: other Other Professional fields Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description

Vice President, Research and Scientific Director

St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) is one of Ontario’s leading teaching hospitals, affiliated with Western University. The organization has a distinguished legacy of service to London, Southwestern Ontario, and the Veterans of Canada, dating back more than 150 years. Contributing to the advancement of health care, education, and research, St. Joseph’s is a partner in London’s academic health sciences community. St. Joseph’s is a Catholic health care organization, owned by the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing the community. With an operating budget of $500M, over 4,500 staff and 1,000 physicians, St. Joseph’s provides a wide range of services to patients and residents with approximately 1,000 beds across four main sites and 750,000 outpatient and community visits annually.

 The Position

The Vice President, Research and Scientific Director is a key leadership position accountable for excellence in research and for overseeing the integration of research, education/training, and clinical activities that support the strategic directions of St. Joseph’s. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President will be accountable for strengthening St. Joseph’s Research Strategy, aimed at building on the strengths of the organization, increasing integration of research excellence with clinical services, strengthening knowledge translation, and improving patient care. The Vice President, Research and Scientific Director will play a critical role as an Ambassador for St. Joseph’s research and academic endeavors in relation to their academic partners, partner hospitals, and the broader regional, provincial, national, and international landscape.

 Key leadership initiatives for Vice President, Research and Scientific Director will be to:

  • Lead the continued development and implementation of St. Joseph’s Research and Academic Strategy by fostering organizational values that promote innovation, strong cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the translation of new knowledge into enhanced patient care.
  • Build and nurture meaningful partnerships with key stakeholders within St. Joseph’s and abroad including Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Clinical Department Chairs, , research community, patients and families, health system partners, academia, and private sector partners, by encouraging collaboration, knowledge exchange, and actionable planning.
  • Ensure the appropriate recruitment, mentorship, and professional development of principal investigators, associated researchers, technical, and support staff to meet St. Joseph’s research and academics plan. Promote the development of scientific leaders who can foster the advancement of health research.
  • Advance scientists’ work, ensuring that it is aligned with St. Joseph’s mission, values, and strategic pillars and can be applied across the health care continuum.  
  • Ensure effective translation of research activities into exemplary patient care through commercialization of research and emerging/and novel fields of health research.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


The successful candidate will bring a distinguished track record of successful research leadership and scholarship, including a strong peer-reviewed publication record and research activities with local, regional, national, and international practitioners and policy makers, and competitive research grant funding. The incumbent will have an MD and/or Ph.D. and be eligible for (or currently have) an academic appointment at Western University. As an outstanding research leader committed to health system performance and innovation, the successful candidate will also be an exceptional relationship developer capable of inspiring teams, peers, and stakeholders.  An experienced, inclusive, and visionary leader with a commitment to research excellence, the Vice President, Research and Scientific Director must be able to successfully lead a team to support the creation of structures, processes, and systems that will advance the creation and integration of research, teaching, and clinical activities at St. Joseph’s. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume or query to Judy Mandelman or Nancy Lismer, at   

St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Promeus Inc. are committed to building an intentionally inclusive environment that engages, supports, and empowers employment equity and diversity in the workplace and communities served. We welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons.


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