University of Alberta

Academic Position Advanced Therapeutic Gastroenterologist in Division of Gastroenterology at University of Alberta Hospital

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100626535
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for an experienced advanced therapeutic gastroenterologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.  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 is currently home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. 

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools. The Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine currently has 20 MD members and is one of the largest GI and hepatology centers in Canada.  It manages a leading-edge research program involving 45 graduate and undergraduate students; over 3 million dollars in basic and clinical research funding annually and has developed the Center of Excellence in Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research.  As a major referral centre, the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital has a highly specialized consultation and advanced therapeutic endoscopy facility, a state-of-the-art in-patient unit and highly skilled gastroenterologists, hepatologists and gastrointestinal scientists.

The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Gastroenterology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). The individual will have at least 10 years of experience in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and endomucosal resection of polyps

Key accountabilities of the position will include the directorship of research in therapeutic endoscopy with the expectation that the successful candidate will significantly enhance the research productivity of the therapeutic endoscopy group. Therefore proven experience in conducting research studies, a strong track record in publishing and evidence of having taught advanced therapeutic procedures will be a requirement. The position will involve up to 50% protected time for research with the remainder spent on clinical work, teaching and administration. 

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to: 

Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, MD, MSc, MPH, PhD
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
AHS Zone Head, Edmonton GI
2-14A Zeidler Ledcor Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2X8
e-mail:  vanzanten@ualberta.ca

Executive Assistant:  Karen Doring
e-mail: karen.doring@ualberta.ca
Admin Tel.  780-492-9840

Applications will begin being reviewed on June 12, 2015 however; 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 www.edmonton.ca.

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 www.ualberta.ca

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

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

Apply Online

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