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Clinical Investigator, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 32205
Location: Foothills Campus
Updated June 26, 2024

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The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Description

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a Contingent Term appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. 

There is a chronic pain, opioid abuse, and addiction crisis in Alberta. The Calgary Chronic Pain Centre is a referral centre and consultant resource for pain management in Calgary and the South Zone. It is the largest publicly funded interdisciplinary program in Canada. The Centre provides tertiary level chronic pain care, transitional pain care and consultative services.  Evidence-based management strategies for chronic pain and addiction are needed, and clinical trials supporting translational research are critical for the development of effective treatments. We are seeking a Clinical Investigator to study chronic pain treatment modalities and strategies. Research efforts at the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre are complemented by an extensive, externally funded, biomedical and translation research effort in the department and HBI.

Qualifications include an MD and an FRCPC in Anesthesiology and extra training in Pain Medicine (or equivalents). All applicants must have a minimum of three years of research and show evidence of successful teaching and/or graduate supervision, demonstrate evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have one or more years as an independent investigator, experience in conducting clinical studies, and an emerging record of external peer-reviewed funding and publication as first or senior author.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have five or more years as an independent investigator, evidence of an established, externally funded (at the level of Tri-Council or equivalent peer reviewed national or international organizations) research program, a strong publication record, as evidenced by consistent publication in appropriate high impact journals, including multiple publications as senior or first author.

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine is experiencing a rejuvenation and expansion of its academic mission with the recruitment of young, clinical investigators.  Coupled with the increased funding for research and education, and cross-disciplinary collaborations, the future is both bright and exciting. The HBI is focused on Excellence in Brain and Mental Health (BMH) Research and Education. It brings together over 300 full members working in this area. Following from its vision “Healthy Brains for Better Lives”, the strategic goals of the HBI are to make key, internationally recognized discoveries and transform clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health. To achieve this goal the HBI has created a “NeuroDiscovery Framework”, which aligns research within three themes of Brain & Behaviour, Neural Injury & Repair and Healthy Brain Aging. Each theme is composed of BMH Teams organized in a translational continuum, which includes biomedical, clinical, population and public health researchers. The teams take advantage of several key technology platforms, core facilities (such as optogenetics, neurostimulation, and advanced microscopy) and programs that support them in the pursuit of their research goals. This highly enriched environment is ideally suited to foster research excellence.

The University of Calgary adheres to the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and strives to evaluate research impact responsibly and inclusively by explicitly considering discipline-appropriate methods for demonstrating the quality, significance, and societal impact of a broad range of research contributions.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via University of Calgary Careers webpage using the ‘Apply Now’ link. 

Please be aware that the application process allows for a maximum of four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (you are encouraged to merge documents to reduce the number of attachments):

•    Cover letter
•    Curriculum vitae
•    Research interest statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
•    Teaching dossier
•    Leadership statement including equity, diversity and inclusion considerations (not to exceed 2 pages)
•    The names and contact information for three (3) referees. Reference letters will not be required unless the applicant is short-listed for a visit/interview.

For more information please contact:
Gary Dobson, MD, FRCPC
Department Head
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine / Alberta Health Service
[email protected]

Application deadline: September 15, 2024

 

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, 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. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

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)

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