WORK WITH US
We convene extraordinary minds.
From our office in Toronto’s vibrant MaRS Discovery District, our team of dedicated professionals enables groundbreaking research. Since 1982, we’ve built a community of researchers that now includes 20 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 18 countries.
With programs on topics ranging from consciousness to quantum computing to artificial intelligence, the portfolio of research collaborations CIFAR supports is vast and cutting-edge.
CIFAR is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
To request a reasonable accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the term 'Accessibility' in the Subject Line, or call 416-971-4251.
Please provide your name, preferred contact method, and a detailed description of the nature of any accommodation that you may require. Please include any materials or processes that may be used to ensure your equal participation.
BENEFITS & PERKS
We value our employees.
You can expect regular workshops, lunch-and-learns, and investment in staff professional development.
Our flexible benefits program allows employees to select the level of coverage needed for their family. We also offer membership to a defined benefit pension plan and access to our 24/7 Employee and Family Assistance Program.
We offer generous maternity and parental leave top-ups and a flexible work environment, including work-from-home arrangements.
CIFAR’s impact benefits entire fields of study, leading to discoveries, cures, treatments, inventions, and patents. Be part of transformative advances across the physical and social sciences.
Commitment to excellence
CIFAR’s dedicated team is highly qualified, motivated, and curious. We enjoy regular team-building activities, collaborate, and strive for the highest quality in everything we do.
Six core values guide our work:
We strive for the highest quality in everything that we do. We expect the very best of ourselves and others.
We value diversity and aspire to be inclusive in all aspects of our work.
We encourage bold new ideas and unique approaches to address important questions.
We are prepared to take risks, accept setbacks, and move forward to reach our ambitious goals.
We work together in partnership with colleagues, researchers, thought leaders and supporters – sharing ideas and resources to generate better outcomes.
We foster an open and trusting culture, where each person’s expertise is respected, and individuals openly share ideas and new approaches.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
One of CIFAR’s core cultural values is Diversity – we value diversity and aspire to be inclusive in all aspects of our work.
CIFAR is an equal employment opportunity employer and is strongly committed to removing systemic barriers and biases, and by promoting the practice of inclusivity, so that all individuals have equal access to and benefit from the work we do. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.