University of Alberta

Clinical Academic Colleague - Luminal Gastroenterologist

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100627728
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology (GI), in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for an experienced Clinical Luminal Gastroenterologist with special expertise in small bowel endoscopy 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 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 and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  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 5 years of experience in endoscopy, including small bowel endoscopy and video capsule endoscopy. 

This is a clinical fee for service position in luminal GI. Key accountabilities of the position will include involvement in luminal GI GI inpatients and outpatient consultations including endoscopy.  Part of the position will involve participation in the small bowel endoscopy program, especially video capsule endoscopy.  Experience in research especially in small bowel endoscopy will be considered an asset. The position will involve up to 80% of time for clinical activities with the remainder spent on teaching, research and administration. 

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

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

Applications will begin being reviewed on October 19, 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.