University of Alberta

Academic Bone Marrow Transplant Lead Physician

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100625053D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a bone marrow transplant physician to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Cross Cancer Institute.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. 

The University of Alberta Hospital and Cross Cancer Institute jointly provide care for patients with malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders for the Edmonton region and northern Alberta. The hematology group within the Departments of Medicine and Oncology consists of approximately 20 physicians. There are active clinical trials and basic research activities at both sites, encompassing the entire spectrum of hematologic malignancies, as well as active teaching programs at all levels.  

The successful candidate will provide clinical care for patients who have undergone allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and will participate in other clinical and academic activities of the hematology division. In addition, the candidate will be expected to take on a role as Lead for the Alberta North section of the Alberta Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.  He/she will assume accountability and oversight for the care delivered to patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients from the northern half of Alberta. The individual will also be expected to promote research, teaching and quality improvement initiatives related to allogeneic stem cell transplantation. 

Candidates will be an MD (or equivalent) and should have, or be eligible for, certification in Hematology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). In addition, the candidate should have prior specialized training and clinical experience in the field of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Prior administrative and organizational experience would be an asset.  The position will be accountable to the Director, Division of Hematology and Edmonton Zone Hematology Lead, as well as the Director of the Alberta Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

The successful candidate will be offered an appointment in the Department of Medicine, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Oncology.  Academic rank will be based on experience and qualifications. Remuneration will be on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP), which offers a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their qualifications, experience and academic interests, along with three letters of reference to:

Dr. Joseph Brandwein

Director, Division of Hematology
University of Alberta
4-112 Clinical Sciences Building
11350 - 83 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, Canada  T6G 2G3

The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”.  With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone.  For further details about our vibrant city, please visit 

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at  Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.