Division Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa


  • Position Title: Division Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • Reports To: Chief & Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Status: FTA
  • Start Date: December 2023
  • Salary Type: Fee for Service plus additional support
  • Location of Work: The Ottawa Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottaw


The Department of Surgery of the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is inviting applications for a visionary leader with excellence in academic and clinical leadership to be its next Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. The Division Head will hold appointments as the Division Head for academics (university) and Division Head for clinical services (hospital). The successful applicant is accountable to the Chair & Chief of the Department relating to the academic mission, clinical operations and matters in fulfilling the mission, vision and goals of the Department, the Hospital and the Faculty, in particular as they relate to the Division.

The ideal candidate will be a nationally/ internationally respected leader and scholar, with advanced interpersonal skills and excellent qualifications in education, research, and clinical care. The individual will establish an overarching vision and strategic direction for the Division. The vision for Thoracic Surgery must advance innovative care models, strengthen capacity in research, and include a strong commitment to build on the current academic successes, including post graduate education.

The next Thoracic Surgery Division Head will join an outstanding and diverse team of staff thoracic surgeons, as well as residents and subspecialty fellows. They will be a leader who brings a passion for and commitment to the tripartite missions of excellence in patient care, innovative education, and research.

The Division Head has six primary functions:

  1. Effective Delivery of Clinical Services
  2. Strategic Advice and Policy Development
  3. Medical administration as part of senior leadership
  4. Quality monitoring and improvement
  5. Academic
  6. Regional integration


  • The candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Applicants must have fellowship certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or an equivalent regulatory college and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.
  • The candidate must have coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).
  • The successful candidate must have demonstrated outstanding knowledge, skills and ethical standing as evidence by strong letters of reference from their Division/Department Head
  • Proficiency in both English and French is an asset given the bilingual nature of the affiliated university position.
  • The candidate must demonstrate an outstanding record of academic and clinical leadership experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate academic success in leading research and/or education programs and developing junior faculty
  • A university rank of Associate or Full Professor


The position of Division Head is a five-year term appointment with the possibility of reappointment for an additional five-year term.

The income for this position is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for- service). Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time surgeons.


The uOttawa Thoracic surgery program provides tertiary and quaternary care for a catchment population of almost

1.5 M in Eastern Ontario. They also serve Nunavut patients through an interprovincial agreement. Thoracic surgery has close working relationships with and is supported by: Thoracic Anesthesia, Respirology, Critical Care, Thoracic Radiology, Medical and Radiation Oncology. There is also close collaboration with Cardiac Surgery at the uOttawa Heart Institute, ENT/Head and Neck surgery and Gastroenterology.

The Ottawa Hospital is a 1150 bed tertiary-care hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec at four inpatient sites (Civic, General, Heart Institute and the Rehabilitation Centre) and one ambulatory centre (Riverside). There are approximately 50,000 inpatient admissions, 160,000 emergency visits and over one million outpatient visits annually. The Ottawa Hospital is the Level 1 trauma referral centre for Eastern Ontario. With a catchment of nearly 2 million people, our trauma program facilitates inpatient care for close to 1,000 patients annually.

The city of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, bilingual persons (French and English) and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to Faculty members in their second official language.

Application Details

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three reference letters to the following contact. Application deadline is October 27, 2023.

c/o Sudhir Sundaresan, MD, FRCS(C), FACS Wilbert J. Keon Professor

Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa Surgeon-in-Chief, The Ottawa Hospital The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus

501 Smyth Road, Box 175 Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6


Chief, Odette Cancer Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Regional Vice President, Toronto Central North, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto, is inviting applications for the Chief of Odette Cancer Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Regional Vice President, Toronto Central North, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario). Effective start date is January 1, 2024, or as mutually agreed upon.

Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan 2021-25 emphasizes the essential role that Sunnybrook plays, not only through its tertiary regional and provincial programs, but also supporting the community needs within the North Toronto Ontario Health Team (OHT). Our strategic plan identifies four strategic directions that include personalized and precise treatments; integrated and sustainable models of care across the health system; improving quality and creating a better care experience; and building high performing teams. To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit:

The Odette Cancer Program is a regional cancer program, fully affiliated with both Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), and the University of Toronto. It serves as the Regional Cancer Centre for Toronto Central North region offering complex, multi-disciplinary (surgical, medical and radiation oncology) regionalized care for breast, brain and spine, head and neck, lung, hepato-pancreatico-biliary, genito-urinary and gyne-oncological cancers, as well as rare tumours such as neuroendocrine tumours. We are also home to the Temerty Breast Centre and the Susan Leslie Clinic for Neuroendocrine Cancers. These services are offered in partnership with all Ontario regions, but particularly in the north-east Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The centre has also innovated with highly specialized radiation treatments including the Cancer Ablation Therapy program (CAT) that comprises Canada’s first MRI-LINAC, Canada’s only MRI-brachytherapy operating room, and a Gamma Knife ICON. Our Surgical Oncology program is a high quality and high volume program that has focused on health services research, clinical trials as well as innovative technological advances (example: Magnetic seed localization) Comprehensive general cancer care is also delivered with a priority to the local catchment area in the north Toronto community. Outpatient care is delivered through the Odette Cancer Centre. In 2022/23, the cancer program delivered over 40,000 systemic treatments, over 76,000 radiation treatments, and 3,000 complex cancer surgeries. A major focus of development over the next five years is to accelerate the growth of our personalized oncology program including expansion of our early phase clinical trial portfolio and development of cell-based therapies.

The Regional Vice President (RVP) plays an integral role in the coordination of cancer care across Ontario by acting in a dual role jointly accountable to the President & CEO of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) and the President & CEO of Sunnybrook (or their assigned designates). A principle of this dual relationship is to be complementary, and therefore support provincial, regional, and organizational planning. Through leadership at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) and the Regional Cancer Program, the RVP is responsible for executing at the provincial and regional level the vision, mission, and goals of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) and of Sunnybrook. The RVP is responsible for championing and influencing system transformation to drive performance of the cancer system and the region.

As a premier academic health sciences centre, Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education. It provides unique educational experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year and is the home of one of the University’s four Academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing superb postgraduate and fellowship training in virtually all disciplines.

Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is the research arm of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and has internationally acclaimed programs in basic and applied research. SRI scientists work to understand and prevent disease, and to develop treatments that enhance and extend life. Each year, SRI conducts about $100 million in research developing innovations in care for the more than 1.3 million patients. For more information about SRI, please visit

The Odette Cancer Program produces high quality research across platforms. Between 35-43 million dollars of grant funding is awarded annually to researchers, many with national and international reputations. Since 2014 the number of active clinical trials has risen with 400 clinical trials currently active and renewed infrastructure funding through 3 CTN (Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network).

Philanthropy is an essential enabler of our vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. The Chief of the Odette Cancer Program will work in closer partnership with the Sunnybrook Foundation to identify key philanthropic priorities, and to engage with potential donors to advance these priorities and make them a reality.

Candidates must hold an MD degree and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent qualifications), and will be qualified to hold a clinical full time academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in an appropriate clinical department. The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills. The candidate will have the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with the broader community; commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions, community agencies and our North Toronto OHT to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; values inclusiveness, equity and diversity, and in nurturing an ethos of culturally-sensitive care; strong leadership capabilities, commitment to inter-professional and family integrated care, significant experience as an effective and generous mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of their careers; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity

Estimated remuneration (combination of clinical earnings and administrative stipend) will be in the range of $500- 700K/annum, commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience.

To apply:

Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2023, however, the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates must submit (1) letter of interest, (2) statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) [300-words maximum], (3) up-to-date curriculum vitae and (4) names and contact information of three referees. Examples of contributions to EDI include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups.

Application package should be submitted to:

Don Lang, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:

For more information about Sunnybrook, please visit our website at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto embrace Diversity and are building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Accessibility Statement

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto strive to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this on your Internal Application/Transfer Form.

Head, Department of Surgery- The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for the position of Head, Department of Surgery at UBC. This position is for a five (5) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review. It is expected that the successful candidate will qualify for and be offered a full-time UBC appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure and will also hold the C.N. Woodward Chair in Surgery within the Faculty of Medicine.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2025, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 to be provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is committed to fostering excellence in education, research, and service that contributes to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally, and internationally. The Faculty of Medicine, together with its partners including British Columbia’s Health Authorities, provides innovative programs in the areas of health and life sciences through a province-wide delivery model. The Faculty teaches students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and generates more than $350 million in research funding each year.

The mission of the UBC Department of Surgery is to serve the surgical care needs of our local and global communities, and to improve health outcomes through basic and clinical research, education of medical professionals, and innovation in clinical techniques, technology, and health systems. The Department consists of more than 600 physicians, surgeons, scientists and educators and over 70 administrative, research and technical staff in nine divisions distributed across British Columbia. Specialty training programs are offered in Cardiac Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. The Department is also home to the Branch for Global Surgical Care.

The Department Head will provide leadership by creating and advancing a provincial departmental mission, strategic plan and goals that align with the Faculty and the University. The Head will foster and maintain an environment that promotes the Faculty’s values of excellence, mutual respect, caring, and integrity where civility, diversity, opportunity, and inclusion are valued and central to all encounters across the Faculty, the University, and the communities.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in academic and/or administrative leadership roles, demonstrated success in supporting the career development and mentorship of faculty members, demonstrated commitment to education across the spectrum of learners, and strong record of research and innovation and/or educational scholarship in an area related to Surgery. The candidate will also have demonstrated experience in team building, fostering engagement and promoting inclusivity across working and learning environments. The successful candidate will also have experience in working with Health Authority leadership to create academic integration of teaching and research into clinical service delivery and Health Human Resource Planning, particularly in areas of academic expertise. The successful applicant will show evidence of building, managing and maintaining high-quality and productive relationships across cultural differences, and the ability to communicate and interact with empathy, understanding, and respect of diverse perspectives and behaviours. At the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of successful teaching and ability to direct graduate students, evidence of sustained and productive scholarly activity, and must be willing to participate in the affairs of the Department and the University. At the rank of Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated appropriate standards of excellence in teaching, have received wide recognition in their sustained and productive scholarly activity, and participated significantly in academic and professional affairs.

A detailed job description is available in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine for those who wish to review it. Please inquire at the email address below. The successful candidate will contribute to fostering an environment that promotes inclusivity and embodies values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and equity. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice are essential to academic excellence, as well as to fostering an inclusive community for voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged. Candidates who bring diverse perspectives and lived experiences are encouraged to apply as we strive to enhance diversity, inclusiveness, socio-cultural representation, and perspective of the Department.

An application package should include a letter of application that addresses scholarly, professional and creative work, teaching, administrative service and experience fostering collaboration, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, and names of four arm’s length references. Please also provide a brief statement (1-2 pages) that describes your specific role in past or current initiatives that contributed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion and the resulting impact on academic (research/scholarship, teaching/learning), professional (non-academic or clinical work), and/or community (local, national, international community-based) settings. Applications should be directed to:

Dermot Kelleher, MB, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci, FCAHS, FRCPC, AGAF

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Vice President, Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC c/o Ms. Nicole Bell, Manager, Searches and Reviews Email:

Candidates, internal or external to the University, are eligible to apply. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students, and is essential to fostering an outstanding work environment. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce. An inclusive work environment presumes an environment where differences are appreciated, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning, and decision-making modes. Within this hiring process we are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable process for all candidates (including but not limited to people with disabilities).

Confidential accommodations are available on request for applicants who are short-listed. Please contact Ms. Nicole Bell via email at

To learn more about UBC’s Center for Workplace Accessibility, visit the website here

UBC - One of the World's Leading Universities. As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Our Vision: To Transform Health for Everyone.

Ranked among the world’s top medical schools with the fifth-largest MD enrollment in North America, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine. Across British Columbia, more than 12,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

The Faculty – comprised of approximately 2,200 administrative support, technical/research and management and professional staff, as well approximately 650 full-time academic and over 10,000 clinical faculty members – is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, three schools, and 24 research centres and institutes. Together with its University and Health Authority partners, the Faculty delivers innovative programs and conducts research in the areas of health and life sciences. Faculty, staff and trainees are located at university campuses, clinical academic campuses in hospital settings and other regionally based centres across the province.

The UBC Vancouver Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of thexʷm əθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. The City of Vancouver is located on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations territory.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.



Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of the Toronto East Health Network (TEHN), is a vibrant community teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, and serves one of Canada’s most diverse communities. Annually, the Hospital provides care for 20,000 inpatients, has over 60,000 emergency visits, 225,000 outpatient visits and delivers nearly 3,500 babies.  Michael Garron Hospital has 470 beds comprised of acute care, rehabilitation and complex continuing care beds. MGH has a closed intensive care unit and full access to diagnostic imaging (US, CT, MRI). Michael Garron Hospital has undergone a major campus wide redevelopment project, and the new and state of the art, 8-storey Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre recently opened in January 2023.

The Division of General Surgery at Michael Garron Hospital is searching for an Acute Care General Surgeon to join our Department of Surgery.

Qualified candidates must be Canadian citizens with a Medical Degree and Residency Training in General Surgery from a Canadian University. Preference will be given to candidates who have additional fellowship training in a subspecialty discipline of general surgery, preferably with expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery, and acute care general surgery. Candidates must have an interest in teaching medical students and surgical residents and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in surgical education.  Candidates will be elible for a university appointment within the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Select applicants will be invited for an interview. The position available is for January 1, 2024 or earlier.

Interested applicants should send a letter, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Rajiv K Singal

Chief of Surgery and Co-Program Medical Director Surgery Program

Michael Garron Hospital, 840 Coxwell Avenue, Suite 218, Toronto, ON

  • Position Available:  Acute Care General Surgeon
  • Type of Position (full/part time,locum): Full Clinical (1 FTE)
  • Hospital: Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
  • City: Toronto, Ontario
  • Area: (rural/urban/remote) Urban
  • Start Time: January 1, 2024
  • Surgical Expertise Required: Acute Care Surgery
  • Remuneration: Fee for service (OHIP)
  • On-Call (1 in X): Equal rotation within general surgery division
  • Contact Information: Dr. Rajiv Singal, Chief of Surgery Michael Garron Hospital

Trauma Resuscitation Fellowship - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Number of positions: 1
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Type of Fellowship: Clinical; Non-Operative
  • Program: Tory Trauma Program - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Fellowship Co-Directors:

  • Luis Teodoro da Luz, MD, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Avery Nathens, MD, FRCSC, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

Trauma Medical Director

  • Avery NathensDivision of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

Target physicians: Those with a background in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, or internal medicine with an interest in trauma, critical care and/or resuscitation medicine. Note that physicians interested in trauma surgery with a background training in general surgery should enquire about our trauma surgery fellowship.

Outline: The Trauma Resuscitation Fellowship is a one-year training program open to qualified physicians who have completed a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) specialty training program in emergency medicine, anesthesia, family medicine with emergency medicine training, or internal medicine. Over the duration of the fellowship, the trainee will have significant exposure to trauma resuscitation and trauma critical care, with additional opportunities in burn resuscitation and pre-hospital medicine. At the end of their training, the Fellow will have acquired the knowledge and skillset to provide care to severely injured/ill patients in a variety of clinical contexts. The fellow will acquire additional skills in education, quality improvement, health system design, and simulation.

Site: The Tory Trauma Program (TTP) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is the largest Level I Trauma Center and Burn Centre in Canada, with approximately 2000 trauma team activations/year, 4000 critical care admissions/year (106 critical care beds), and 350 burn admissions/year. The TTP provides quaternary care to a catchment area of over 8 million people and serves as one of the major referral sites for large parts of Northern Ontario. The TTP works closely with Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance system, which is responsible for over 4000 critical care transports per year. SHSC if fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and has a full complement of trainees across several training programs including all surgical specialties, emergency medicine, and anaesthesia.

Responsibilities: The Fellow will be fully integrated within the Tory Trauma Program and will have opportunity for dedicated rotations on the trauma, critical care, and burn services with additional opportunities in pre-hospital medicine. Over the course of their fellowship, the Fellow will function as a trauma team leader and assume responsibility for initial resuscitation and management of critically injured patients. Fellows will be involved in teaching of medical students, residents, elective trainees, and interdisciplinary staff. The Fellow is expected to participate in quality improvement rounds, Trauma Team Video Review (TTVR) rounds, in situ simulations, and other educational opportunities. Fellows will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of structured learning opportunities as a student and if eligible, as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and courses in POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound). Fellows are expected to work with mentors to complete at least one research project and one quality improvement project with the goal of presenting in an academic forum. 

Salary: Fellows will receive full salary support that commensurate with the standard at the University of Toronto. 

Deadline for applications is: Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a summary of a proposed scholarly or research project, and three letters of reference (that must come directly from their source) to: Dr. Luis da Luz (