Connie Guglietti Clinical-trials Research Fellowship in DMG/Paediatric Neuro-Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children

The Neuro-Oncology program at SickKids is excited to offer a unique research fellowship focusing on clinical trial design, writing and execution in diffuse midline gliomas (DMG) and childhood brain tumors.
This 1-2-year fellowship will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to train and impact novel conceptual clinical trials in pediatric Neuro-Oncology.
SickKids is one of the largest, most world renowned paediatric brain tumour programs ( The affiliated paediatric brain tumour research centre ( provides a unique opportunity to achieve these goals.
The Brain Tumour Research Centre is staffed by oncologist-scientists, surgeon-scientists, pathologist-scientists and psychologist-scientists who conduct leading edge investigations in translational pediatric oncology including experimental therapeutics. The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program and the Brain Tumour Research Centre (BTRC) have trained multiple consultants who now hold leadership positions in prestigious institutes in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East. Our group has translated multiple discoveries into clinical trials and new standards in the treatment of children with brain tumours.
The Guglietti fellowship is specifically focused on DMG and other deadly recurrent/progressive brain tumors in children.
The successful candidate will:
• Innovate, conceptualize, draft, and implement clinical trial protocols for diffuse midline glioma (DMG) and other childhood brain tumours.
• Provide project management.
• Disseminate research and clinical findings through publications, presentations, and seminars.
• Participate in all Neuro-Oncology program activities such as multidisciplinary rounds, interdisciplinary rounds, tumour board rounds, neuroradiology rounds etc.
• Experience and participation in basic/translational research are also available as part of the fellowship.

• Applicants must have time commitment for the 1-2 years of the fellowship.
• Applicants may be Canadian or international citizens.

Experience/ Skills
• Clinical experience in management of childhood brain tumours.
• Experience in clinical trials is an asset.
• Basic and translational knowledge are an asset.
• Motivation and the ability to work independently.
• Strong communications skills.

Application Process
• Submission deadline is July 15, 2021 for fellowship START DATE July 1, 2022

Education Program Coordinator
Division of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Paediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave | Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8