University of Alberta

Academic Hepatologist with Expertise in Liver Cancer, Division of Gastroeneterology

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100634185
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 academic hepatologist with special expertise and training in liver cancer 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 38,000 students with more than 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. Edmonton has the second largest liver transplant program 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 highly specialized services in hepatology, including transplantation, advanced therapeutic endoscopy, IBD, motility and general GI. 

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 done extra training in general hepatology for at least one year. Research may be a key part of this position so evidence of extra training in hepatocellular carcinoma research, or research productivity in this area is expected.

Key accountabilities of the position will include coordinating the care of patients with HCC within the Edmonton zone, participation in the inpatient hepatology and luminal GI services, as well as outpatient hepatology. The position will involve up to 30% protected time for research (or more) 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: 

Daniel Sadowski, MD, FRCP, FACG, CAGF
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
AHS Zone Head, Edmonton GI
Zeidler Ledcor Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2X8

Applications will begin being reviewed on December 11, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

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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

Details about Alberta Health Services and University of Alberta 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 is 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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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