The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Academic Transplant Diseases Physician to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital. The successful applicant will have a major research focus, dedicating at least 40% of their time to research in Infectious Diseases with alignment to the existing strengths of the Division and Faculty. The following are regarded as an asset, but not essential: basic science “wet-lab” training/experience, a research focus in infections in immunocompromised hosts. The successful candidate will have to have demonstrated a successful track record in research, and/or formal research training and incredible promise.
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. The Division of Infectious Diseases currently has 26 Faculty members. It provides clinical services to all acute care facilities in Edmonton, and consultative services to Northern Alberta and western NWT. There are established specialty programs in HIV/AIDS, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Viral Hepatitis, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship as well as close relationship with Provincial and regional microbiology laboratories, and regional Public Health officials. The Division boasts one of the longest running and most highly regarded Canadian postgraduate training programs in Infectious Diseases. It has a long history of conducting clinical trials of antiviral therapy, and members of the Division are actively engaged in clinical, translational and basic science research.
The successful candidate will be an MD (or equivalent) with certification in Infectious Diseases with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).
Key accountabilities of the Academic Infectious Diseases Physician will include, but will not be limited to, clinical practice of inpatient and ambulatory care in Infectious Diseases, classroom and bedside teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees, including Infectious Diseases subspecialty residents, and the development of an internationally recognized research program. Clinical practice is expected of the successful candidate and may include, but not be limited to, inpatient ID consultation and participation in ID after hours call; Transplant ID consultation (optional); ambulatory care including OPAT (optional); longitudinal care of persons living with HIV/AIDS (optional); management of patients with chronic viral hepatitis (optional). Other areas of clinical interest may be incorporated into the role.
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), which offer a very competitive remuneration package with excellent benefits.
Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, grants and publications, along with three letters of reference.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Karen Doucette
Divisional Director, Infectious Diseases
Ph: 780-492-8275 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will begin being reviewed on April 30, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
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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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.