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Academic Clinician Scientist in Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 13584

Updated: August 4, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

The Department of Paediatrics  (http://www.ucalgary.ca/paed) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI); http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca) invite applications for a full-time contingent term position for a Clinician Scientist at the Assistant to Associate Professor level, to develop an independent research program in translational, clinical, population health or health service research in Neonatology. Alignment of the research interests with the priorities of the University and the 2015-2020 ACHRI strategic plan (http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/files/research4kids/alberta-childrens-hospital-research-institute-strategic-plan-2015-2020_1.pdf) is an asset.

Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, a certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics or equivalent certification from another professional association, and the completion of a fellowship in Neonatology. An advanced research degree such as a PhD or equivalent is a definitive asset. The position provides 70% protected time for research, and will also include clinical service and teaching at all levels of medical education. This is an excellent opportunity to develop an independent externally-funded research program within an outstanding collaborative environment. Generous startup packages are available through ACHRI and the Department of Paediatrics.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must present evidence of a solid research training and a strong publication record. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have evidence of a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching and supervision, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities. In addition, the candidate must have demonstrated research leadership experience with a demonstrated ability to develop both individual and collaborative research programs.

The fully integrated and regionalized (Calgary zone) neonatal program - the largest in Western Canada - provides varied clinical services across 5 level III and level II NICUs (132 beds, 3300 admissions/year) at five teaching hospitals in the City of Calgary. It includes a new (2014) state of the art single room level III NICU at the standing alone Alberta Children’s Hospital. The 25-faculty member Section of Neonatology has a very successful Neonatal fellowship training program, and a solid track record of publicly-funded research. The Department of Paediatrics has over 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Please submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by September 30, 2017, to:

Dr. James D. Kellner, Professor and Head,
Department of Paediatrics
University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone
Alberta Children’s Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3B 6A8
Phone: 403.955.7802
Fax: 403.955.3065
E-mail: Jim.Kellner@albertahealthservices.ca

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


 

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

 

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