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Tier I Canada Research Chair in Translational Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 23907

Updated: September 15, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/anesthesiology/) in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for an appointment with Tenure at the Professor level in chronic pain. The selected candidate will be nominated for a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Translational Pain Research. Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria.

The successful candidate will establish an active research program that focuses on the development of an independent research program in the field of pain. Int his regard, it is expected that the successful candidate will work collaboratively with the team of basic scientists, clinician investigators and clinicians conducting translational research within HBI, the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre (CPC), and the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine..

Qualifications include a MD and PhD, an outstanding record of research productivity with publications in high impact journals, success in the acquisition of external research funding and awards. The applicant must also meet the requirements outlined for the Canada Research Chair. Demonstrated leadership ability through program development and implementation will be valued. Contributions to trainee supervision, mentorship and teaching will be expected. An ability to initiate collaborations and work successfully in multidisciplinary teams is essential.  Previous research experience spanning the spectrum of acute and chronic pain (acute to chronic) is an asset. 

The successful candidate will join an established, multidisciplinary, and cross-faculty team of clinicians at the CPC.  They will be expected, in collaboration with the health researchers committed to basic and translational research, to develop a clinical research program within the CPC and allied acute care facilities. Leadership opportunities for the appropriately qualified individual will be made available. The position provides 65% protected time for research and an excellent opportunity to establish a vigorous, sustainable, externally funded research program. The candidate will contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision within a dynamic and collaborative environment. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art core infrastructure. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are also available with established research programs within the HBI. A competitive salary and an attractive start-up package will be available through the CSM and the HBI.

The Cumming School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply 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 philosophy statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees

Questions about this position may be directed to:

Gary Dobson MDCM, MSc, DIC, FRCPC
Head, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Zone Clinical Department Head
Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone
Email: [email protected]

Please reference Chronic Pain Investigator Position in the subject line of your email.


The closing date for applications is October 22, 2021

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.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, 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.

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 equity-deserving groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

Posting Date: September 15, 2021
Closing Date: October 22, 2021

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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