Work Environment

Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse and livable cities in the world, providing access to many excellent museums, authentic international cuisines, and great schools (See NY Times article, “Toronto’s ethnic buffet”). Located in the Discovery District of downtown Toronto, a unique, resource rich environment that includes seven hospital-based research institutes and the University of Toronto, we are well positioned to pursue creative and highly collaborative research programs, particularly in the fields of developmental and stem cell biology.


Our laboratory is located on the 16th floor in Peter Gilgan Centre for Research Learning (PGCRL) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), which is the largest high-rise research facility in Canada and has an amazing view of Toronto. The open layout laboratory facilitates synergistic collaborations with neighboring, world-leading developmental and stem cell biologists.


Our experimental mice are housed in The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP). This 120,000 square foot, state-of-the-art research-enabling facility contains 32,000 cages (160,000 mice) and provides a variety of services, including mouse imaging, pronuclear microinjection, rederivation and Cas9 RNS guided nuclease reagent production.


Prospective postdoctoral fellows should have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, good communication skills, and should be self-motivated, with a clear career goal. Research experience in mouse genetics, developmental and stem cell biology, and/or epigenomic bioinformatics analysis is desirable but not required. They should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Dr. Kim.


Graduate students admitted to the graduate program in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the The University of Toronto can contact Dr. Kim.


More information and resources for SickKids trainees can also be found at the Research Training Centre.


Training opportunities for undergraduate students may also be available.